In This Newsletter:
* Curbside Service Continues * Summer Reading Challenge * StoryWalk-Hike/Fairy Houses in the Town Forest * Special Kid's Movie Night * Grand Finale Celebration *
*Last Border Crossings Book Discussion  * Grand Finale Celebration* * Creativity Challenge* * New Additions to Our Collection *   *Free Online Resources*


We are continuing to offer curbside service for pickups and returns on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-5 pm. Please see the FAQ on our website for answers to all of your questions.


It's not too late to join our Summer Reading Challenge! It's open to everyone - kids, teens and adults! Calling all book lovers of Topsham and Corinth -come get the Challenge Board of your choosing - read, do activities, attend events (depending on your board) and then come in and get your prizes! 
Turn in completed boards and join us for The Grand Finale Event on August 29th where we will celebrate with an Ice Cream Social, Book Give-Aways, Certificates & Prizes and Giant Bubbles!
Follow this link to print out your Challenge Board-
Click here to get the map!
or come pick them up in the library foyer at any time.

STORYWALK-HIKE & FAIRY HOUSE BUILDING IN THE TOWN FOREST! Saturday, August 22nd 10-12:00.  Meet at the Town hall @ 9:30 and we will car chain to the Town Forest.

Come with us to follow the StoryWalk as we hike through the beautiful Town Forest.  As we hike up the forest path, you will find the the pages of a children's book, one by one, set up on stakes for you to read.

Enjoy the outdoors, exercise and read a book all at the same time!
After the hike we will all build Fairy Houses!
If you make a Flower Fairy from the library craft kit - bring it along for the walk!
Bring a water bottle, sturdy shoes for hiking and a snack.
The Story walk will be set up from August 22nd to the September 5th. for anyone to enjoy.

SPECIAL KID'S MOVIE NIGHT! Friday, August 28th @ 7:30 pm.

Join us out on the lawn for "The Lorax."  Bring a blanket or chairs, a snack and wear your PJs if you like!

GRAND FINALE CELEBRATION! - Saturday, August 29th, 2-4 PM.

We will celebrate with an Ice Cream Social, Prizes for All, Book Give-Aways, Certificates & Giant Bubbles!


Join us on Friday, August 28th @ 4:30 pm
for our last Border Crossings discussion series with Exit West

by Mohisin Hamid - a compelling, inventive novel that follows two young lovers as they leave a country in civil war. They struggle to not just survive, but to retain their love and a sense of their past as they walk through fantastical doors to new lands. Discussion will be led by Suzanne Brown.

Email for Zoom link.

This series is arranged by the Vermont Humanities Council and is free and open to the public.



Imagine Your Character.....

If you could be a character in a story who/what would you be? What would you look like?

Would you have superpowers?

Draw, write and/or create a comic about your character.

Turn your creative piece into the library to get a FREE ICE CREAM CONE from Kai's Cones!

Let your creativity flow!

We look forward to seeing what you come up with. All ages welcome to participate.


Go to our website (link above) to get the Imagine Your Character documents with instructions and templates -




Early Reader Series:


Young Adult Fiction:

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 -

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:
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:
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