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In This Newsletter:
*We're OPEN! - for limited service - M & W 2-6 pm*
*Curbside Service Continues*
*New Book Discussion Series - "Systemic: Racism in America" *
*Fantastic Fall Photo Contest!* 
*Halloween*
*New Additions to Our Collection *   *Free Online Resources*

WE'RE OPEN! 

We are excited to allow you inside to browse the stacks and see the new renovation work!

Our hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-6 pm, with 2-3 pm reserved for high-risk patron use only. If we reach our full capacity then there may be a small wait time. Unless necessary we will not be advance scheduling.

Masks, temperature checks, and contact tracing are required, and masks, gloves, and sanitizer will be provided for your convenience.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

CURBSIDE SERVICE CONTINUES

We are continuing to offer curbside service for pickups and returns on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-6 pm. Please see the FAQ on our website for answers to all of your questions.

NEW BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES -
" SYSTEMIC: RACISM IN AMERICA" FIRST DISCUSSION OCT. 16TH @ 4;30

 We will kick off the series with The Vermont Reads Book, The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas.  The insightful Suzanne Brown will be facilitating once again.   The first discussion will be held on October 16th at 4:30 via Zoom. You can get a copy of the book during our regular hours  - Mondays and Wednesdays 2-6 pm (email or call if you want us to set the book out in the foyer for you to pick up at your convenience).

"Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about the struggle for justice.  This was such a heartbreakingly honest account of what is happening in America right now. As a white reader, the experience this story affords its readers cannot be taken for granted."-reader review, Goodreads

Go to our website for more information on the series -https://blakememorial.org/new-book-discussion-series-systemic-racism-in-america-first-book-the-hate-u-give-by-angie-thomas-oct-16th-430-via-zoom/
 

FANTASTIC FALL PHOTO CONTEST!

All ages are encouraged to join the fun and participate.
The theme for the contest is: Capture the Beauty and Magic of the Fall Season
The contest will run from October 1st to the 31st.
There are 2 age categories: 1. Youth - ages 0-16 and 2. Adult - ages 16 and up.
Each participant can enter 2 photos.
 You can submit your photos via email to khotellingbml@gmail.com or to our facebook page at Facebook Event   - at the top of the Event page for the Photo Contest – click on “Discussion” and you can upload your photos there.

With your photos include:
A caption for each photo, your name, age, phone number and email address.
All submissions will be posted on our Facebook page and displayed in the library.
The first week of November the BML staff and volunteers will choose the top 3 WINNERS for each age category. 
Contest winners will receive prizes and recognition on our website, social media and at the library. Have fun, get your creativity flowing and get out there and capture this Fantastic Fall!
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WE'LL BE HERE ON HALLOWEEN - WITH TREATS, BATHROOM, OUTDOOR HEATERS AND HALLOWEEN MOVIES!!
Drop by to show us your costumes, get some yummy treats, warm up and use the bathroom.


 

NEW ADDITIONS:

Mystery/Thriller:



Non-Fiction:

Fiction:


JUV FICTION:

Young Adult Fiction:

Early Reader Series:
Free Online Resources Available to All Vermonters

During the pandemic, Tumblebooks is offering FREE access to their many children and adult offerings. These include free access to ebooks, audiobooks, lesson plans, videos and games for kids. For adults, they offer free audiobooks plus a whole section of audio romance novels. No checkouts, holds or bulky downloading – it’s all available instantly. Just go to our website and get started - https://blakememorial.org/free-access-to-tumblebooks/.

ListenUp! Vermont offers audio and e-books for download to your device. Thousands of books for all ages are available here. All you need is an internet connection and your library patron ID and password. To get started, visit the ListenUp! Vermont sign-in page. Need help accessing audio and e-books? Click here for the help page with useful guides or contact us.
All Vermonters have access to a wealth of online resources provided by the Vermont Online Library (VOL). The VOL offers a wide array of electronic databases on a variety of topics geared to a variety of age levels, for both generalists and specialists. These resources are available 24 hours-a-day via the internet (to access VOL out-of-state, a password is required; please contact us for details). You can also access VOL from our website: www.blakememorial.org.
 
LearningExpress Library provides a comprehensive selection of academic and career-related solutions available in one platform. It includes skill-building in reading, writing, math, and science, college admissions exams, occupational licensing tests, workplace skills improvement, career exploration, and much more. The subscription includes Job & Career Accelerator, a job and career platform where job seekers can explore occupations, find career matches based on interests and skills, search for jobs and internships, search for scholarships, write winning resumes and much more. Also included is a computer skills center, where one can learn the fundamentals of using a computer, the Internet and popular software applications with these self-paced, easy-to-use online tutorials —in beginner to advanced levels. To access LearningExpress, go here: https://blakememorial.org/explore-research/
Do you shop at Amazon.com?  The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization or non-profit of your choice.  To start shopping in support of Blake Memorial Library, please use: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/03-0212407

RECENT ADDITIONS TO OUR COLLECTION

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