We will be Closed till 1 pm on Wednesday April 25th for Staff & Volunteer Training.

We need your help!!  Please return your Bixby Library books!!

Bixby Library is in the process of replacing our circulation software to provide better service to our customers!

In order to make a smooth transition we need to have as many books as possible returned to the library and checked in. Presently there are 2,665 checked out. Our goal is to get that number down to 750 by end of day Saturday, April 28.

As of Monday, April 16 and until the transition is complete we will also need to limit the number of books customers can check out to 2 per person.  We will continue to take requests for inter-library loans but that service will be limited as well.

The new software will become effective May 1.

Everyone returning books to Bixby between April 16 and April 28 is eligible to enter a drawing for gift certificates to Vermont Book Shop and Flying Pig Book Store.  Enter as many times as you come in to return books.

In addition, if we make our goal, there will be a special prize for everyone checking out books on the new system the first week of May.

During this time you might want to join Homecard so you can check out books at 21 other libraries throughout Vermont, including Lawrence in Bristol, Ilsley in Middlebury, Pierson in Shelburne, the Charlotte Public Library and the South Burlington Library at the University Mall.  Someone at the Bixby circulation desk can help you with this.

There is no penalty at Bixby for late books-we will smile in appreciation when you place them on the return counter or hand them to a librarian—no matter the size of the stack!  There are 2 outdoor book return boxes-one in the front and one in the parking lot.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!  Please remember, this is a temporary situation.  We look forward to returning to super service and multiple check outs after we’ve made the transition.


April's Adult Collection Highlights

Reviews by Interim Librarian Beth Royer

First Time Ever by Peggy Seeger

A memoir by Pete Seeger’s kid sister, Peggy Seeger, a folk singer in her own right, intrigued me from the beginning because she’s from a famous musical family. Her mother, Ruth Crawford Seeger, was a composer and a character in her own right as well. The First Time Ever takes us from Peggy’s childhood in the greater DC area, where none other than Elizabeth Cotton was a housekeeper, to her adulthood in England (and late…

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April's New Arrivals to the Children's Section

Picture Book Round Up
These items will be arriving soon!


Elmore by Holly Hobbie

Friendship is hard to come by when you’re covered in prickly spikes, even if you have a soft heart.  Elmore is a loveable porcupine… and he yearns for the closeness of good friends and their hugs. His neighbors arrive at some creatively spectacular ways to embrace their new friend.  Everyone cheer for Elmore, is destined to grace your picture book collection at home.




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Bixby Building Changes for Increased Community Use

As you may have noticed, we are working on a renovation project. It will provide a new variety of seating in the Community Room, which is being designed as a “living room” with comfortable seating for conversation, study tables and more space for computers.
The room will be recarpeted, new electrical outlets added, the walls freshly painted, and the book shelves removed to make more room for the new seating. A new circulation desk will be located under the dome and coffee will be available.

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