Children’s Programs            


Announcing a new Children’s Book Discussion Group at Bixby Library:

It’s Raining Cats and Dogs

Children’s Librarian, Rachel Plant will be hosting a discussion of two 2013-14 DCF (Dorothy Canfield Fisher) books at Bixby Library.  The books are: Little Dog Lost, by Marion Dane Bauer and Five Lives of Our Cat Zook by Joanne Rocklin. (15 copies of each book are available at the circulation desk.)  Children in grades 3-6 are invited to join.  Pre-registration is necessary, call 877-2211 or email   

Little Dog Lost              May 15th  6-7:30                  Otter Creek Room

Five Lives of Our Cat Zook            May 30th  6-7:30         Otter Creek Room

You will need a valid Bixby patron card. Children age 8 may get their own card with parent/ guardian signature. Children may join one or both book discussions.

LITTLE DOG LOST~ “A “wholly satisfying” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) novel in verse starring a boy, a lost dog, and a lonely old man, from Newbery Honoree Marion Dane Bauer.

Mark is a boy who needs a dog. But he can’t get his mom on board with his plan.

Buddy is a dog who needs a boy. Buddy has an owner already, but not one who understands what a dog really needs.

Mr. LaRue is a neighbor who needs a community. He’s alone all the time in his huge old house—and everyone needs more than that.

FIVE LIVES OF OUR CAT ZOOK~”In this warmhearted middle-grade novel, Oona and her brother, Fred, love their cat, Zook (short for Zucchini), but Zook is sick. As they conspire to break him out of the vet’s office, Oona tells the stories of his previous lives, ranging in style from fairy tale to grand epic to slice of life. Each of Zook’s lives have echoes in Oona’s own family life, which is going through a transition she’s not yet ready to face. Her father died two years ago, and her mother has started a relationship with a man named Dylan—whom Oona secretly calls “the villain.” The truth about Dylan, and about Zook’s medical condition, drives the drama in this loving family story.



Outreach to registered Childcare facilities in the Addison Northwest District is available from Bixby Library.  Services include the delivery of books and other materials for loan. For more information about the Childcare Outreach Program please call the library (877-2211).

Children’s Weekly Story hour

Every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. the librarian hosts a multi-age Story Hour geared to preschool children. Each Story Hour revolves around a theme. Stories are read followed by an activity or craft.

 SUMMER Story hours are special programs and listed under Children’s Summer Programs.

Many many thanks to the Sons of the American Legion Post 14 for their generous sponsorship of all the programs!

If you know a member of the Sons of American Legion, please thank them.

Also available at the Library…
Children age 8 years or older, come on in and get your own library card! (Parents or guardians will need to sign it for validation.)

All programs are free and open to the public. The Summer Reading Programs are sponsored through the generosity of the Sons of the American Legion #14 and the Friends of the Bixby Library. We extend our greatest thanks to those organizations!

Big thanks also to Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, Vergennes Rotary, Safe Kids Addison County and Earl’s Cyclery!


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