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~Book Sale Room~~~ Otter Creek Room~

Used Book Sale

The Used Book Sale offers a large selection of books for adults and children and is located in the Otter Creek Room in the basement of the library.   Books are regularly priced from 25 cents to $2.00 and sometimes there are special promotions when prices are further reduced.  Hours vary from season to season and are dependent on volunteer help.  Check our Website home page for most current hours.  The Friends of Bixby Library organize and run the Used Book Sale and all proceeds benefit Bixby Library.



Ongoing Programs

Writing Workshop

The library offers writing workshops to the public. This summer 2015 the workshop will meet on Monday evenings from 6 to 8 pm and be led by Jay Dubberly, starting June 22 and ending in August. Mr. Dubberly has led workshops and classes at Goddard College and Keene State College. Writing prompts, practice, and feedback from the group are incorporated. The workshop is ongoing and writers of all skill levels are welcome. Registration is required, because space is limited. There is no fee for participation. Sign up with the circulation desk or email the Adult Services Librarian Muir Haman for more information.


Dramatic Writing Workshop

Alex Jay Dubberly, a practicing screenwriter and graduate of Goddard College, leads his workshop group along on their dramatic writing projects. This workshop will return in August. Mr. Dubberly has led workshops and classes at Goddard College and Keene State College. Registration is required, because space is limited. There is no fee for participation. Sign up by email to the Adult Services Librarian Muir Haman or for more information call 802-877-2211.


Book Discussion Group

An ongoing book discussion group will meet the second Monday of every month. Devin Schrock has organized the group. For more information or to join the group, contact her or the Adult Services Librarian, Muir Haman. Each participant will take a turn picking a book and leading a discussion. The reading schedule for the rest of 2015 is planned out and available by request at the circulation desk.


Technical Assistance

One-on-one or small group appointments with the Librarian are available for technology help on a limited basis. Technology and Digital Service workshops are also available when there is demand. Services covered: Audio- and E-books on Listen Up! Vermont, Digital Reference Services, Universal Class, and Beginner Computer Skills. Registration is required, because space is limited. There is no fee for participation if you have a library card. Sign up with the circulation desk or email the Adult Services Librarian Muir Haman for more information.


Bixby Movie Club

The Movie Club meets on the first Friday of each month from 6:00pm sharp until about 9:00pm. Each meeting will begin with an introduction of the film, then the showing. then, an optional discussion will follow a short break. Alex Jay Dubberly, a local screenwriter, will introduce the film and facilitate the discussion. The object of the club is to expand participants awareness of good filmmaking and their appreciation of the various aspects of the art and entertainment format.


Bridge Club

The Bridge Club meets every Monday at 1:00pm in the library’s Otter Creek Room.



The library is also available on a limited basis to provide books at elderly care facilities in the Addison Northwest District. Call for more information.

The Otter Creek Room.

The OCR is located on the ground floor of the library and is ADA accessible. Three rooms of Books for sale stretch the length of the ground floor. There is something of interest for everyone. The  Sale Room is divided into areas of Fiction, non-fiction and Children’s books. The space has plenty of comfortable seating, 4 wing-back chairs, and two work tables. WiFi is provided. Coffee and tea are available. Come play a quiet card game, or board game.

The OCR is accessible from the ADA entrance located at the rear of the public parking area behind the library. Follow the iron railing and signs.

The Otter Creek Room Booksale is staffed and operated by area volunteers from the towns of Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton Vergennes and Waltham.  On occasion, a volunteer might be ill, or have an unforseen obligation, and can not make it to the library to open it for the public.  The Room is also used for meetings and programs, and this too may affect the open hours to the general public.  It is always best to call ahead to confirm if the Book Sale Room is open prior to driving here. (877-2211 ext. 207). Prices are reasonable but subject to change.                                                          

To make arrangements to deliver donated books: please call the library ahead of delivery. We will not accept sets of encyclopedias, Condensed Reader’s Digest, Old text books, National Geographic magazines, or materials that smell musty or damp. If books have been in storage, please inform the person who receives your call.    Materials need to be in good shape/ sale ready.

The Adult Services and the Youth Services Librarians determine whether materials will be placed in the library collection.  Then the Book sale volunteers decide what can be sold in the book sale room.  Books that cannot be sold or placed in our main collection will be taken to Goodwill or recycled.

Thank you for your donations.

If interested in volunteering, call the library, and we will direct you to the OCR coordinator.

The Otter Creek Room is available for meeting space or small private gatherings. For further information, on availability, rental fee and scheduling, contact the Director, Jane Spencer.


Echo Pass

The ECHO at Leahy Center for Lake Champlain Library Pass is available now through March 31, 2015 to all our registered patrons.  The pass admits up to 2 adults and 3 youth for $4.00 each. This may not apply to all exhibits.

***NEW*** Elder Education Enrichment

Elder Education Enrichment (EEE) is a lifelong-learning organization which has served the Burlington area for almost 25 years. It is open to anyone interested in educational experiences without tests, papers, or grades.

The EEE presents 12 weeks of interesting and diverse programs each Fall and Spring. Each semester is divided into several series, each with a theme. Click on the monthly schedule to explore their current offerings. The library’s pass allows 2 adults to attend one lecture for free. The pass may be used once per semester per person.

 Shelburne Farms

Shelburne Farms has donated two Passes to the Bixby which will expire in April, 2015.   Each pass is available to our registered patrons. The pass entitles two adults and their children (under 18) living in one household to free admission to the Walking Trails and Children’s Farmyard.  Thank you to Shelburne Farms for donating these passes to the Bixby. 

Shelburne Museum

 Our circulating Shelburne Museum pass, is  available from May 10, 2014 through April 30, 2015  to registered patrons to be checked out. The pass admission is free for 2 adults and up to 4 children under 18. We wish to thank the Ferrisburgh Historical Society for providing this pass to the Bixby.   n.

Vermont History Museum & Heritage Galleries

This complimentary library pass is good for admission to the Vermont History Museum located in Montpelier, Vermont.

 All passes are in the name of the library and available for our registered patrons to borrow and return within a specified time. Call 877-2211 for more information or to reserve one of the passes.    



Links of Interest

AARP www.aarp.org
Administration on Aging www.aoa.gov
Benefits Check Up www.benefitscheckup.org
Eldercare Locator www.eldercare.gov
Family Caregiver Alliance www.caregiver.org
Meals on Wheels www.mowaa.org
Medicare www.medicare.gov
National Council on the Aging www.ncoa.org
Senior Advisor Communities  https://www.senioradvisor.com/community_properties/list/US/VT 
Senior Living Map www.seniorlivingmap.org
SeniorNet www.seniornet.org
Vermont Health Dept. http://healthvermont.gov/