Bench Explodes with Color!

Woodstock Elementary School students, under the direction of Charlet Davenport and WES art teacher Brooke Piana painted the new rocking horse bench, built by Ken Woodhead. Thank you ALL for joining in this community project, and thank you to the Woodstock Garden Club for this lovely donation to the NWPL Children’s Garden. This inventive bench […]

From the ED: Colonialists vs. Red Coats on the Mezz

This week I am thrilled to announce that NWPL has been loaned a one-of-a-kind, large-scale Revolutionary War chess set! The colonialist side is represented by blue chess pieces with George and Martha Washington serving as our “King” and “Queen” pieces. The British side has “Red Coats.” Bill Yates, a former 5th grade teacher from South […]

From the ED: Announcing new Programs Librarian

Please join me in congratulating Danelle. She has received a promotion and will take on the newly created, full-time role of NWPL Adult Services/Programs Librarian. Danelle will continue to serve on the adult circulation desk several days per week and very soon she will also work several days each week on NWPL adult programs. Danelle […]

From the ED: NWPL has a new addition!

I want to say a huge thank you to Ken Woodhead who has created a unique and beautiful rocking horse bench for our children’s garden. Another huge thank you goes to the Woodstock Garden Club who generously provided a grant to make the bench possible. And another thank you is due Charlet Davenport who has graciously agreed to […]

From the ED: New England Library Leadership Symposium

If you haven’t seen me around Woodstock, or in the library this week, there’s a good reason for that. This week I write to you from the New England Library Leadership Symposium in North Andover, Massachusetts. I had the great honor to be one of three Vermont library directors selected to attend this symposium. I […]

Summer in the Children’s Room

It has been a very busy summer at the library in general, and in the Children’s Room in particular. The annual Summer Reading challenge began mid-June and continued through the end of July. During this six-week period, 101 children, aged 5 to 14, signed up for the program, which entailed meeting a daily reading goal […]

From the ED: A lot going on at the library!

There has been a lot going on at the library! This summer has seen a continuation of the knitting group and the bridge group both of which meet weekly on the mezzanine – frequently being entertained by Sonny Saul’s piano playing. Qigong has continued on Saturday mornings as well. Interplay did their monthly jazz jam […]