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Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham

Children's Storytime

Children’s Programs


Bixby children’s librarian Gail Martin is available on a limited basis for outreach programs at registered daycare facilities in the Addison Northwest District. Services include the delivery of books and other materials for loan and scheduled Storytime presentations. For more information about Children’s Outreach Programs call the library.

Children's Weekly Storytime

Every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. children’s librarian Gail Martin hosts a multi-age Storytime geared to preschool children. Each Storytime revolves around a theme. Stories are read, some American sign language is taught and there is also an activity.

June 17 Jiggedy Jog with Susan Reit: A really fun creative movement and music class for children ages birth- 4.
June 24 Backpack Theatre- Jungle Book Returning for the 3rd year by popular demand, this fun group is presenting their interpretation of the Jungle Book! Target ages 4-12
July 1 Mark Pelletier Water Music with Mark: Sail, swim and fish with Mark as he journeys with us on land and water! Mark's guitar and years of entertainment with kids will leave us stomping our feet and laughing! Target ages 5-10
July 8 Float your Boat with Deb & Amy Two of our favorite librarians bring their expertise to the library! Experiment with water, weight and buoyancy. Target ages 5-9. *Limit:40. Please sign up in advance!
July 15 Elise Doner Elise brings her hula hoops, scarves, music, gentle warmth and the world of mermaids to our world! Great for boys and girls ages 1-4. *Limit:30 Please sign up in advance!
July 22 Matt Witten, Champlain Troubadour From the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Matt knows lots of songs and stories about Lake! All ages.
July 29 May Poduschnick Laugh, sing, shake and make music with May! Target ages- 1-4
August 5 Rainbow Folks with Bethany & Gail We’ll read a favorite story and then get colorful with T-shirts! We'll spray dye t-shirts to take home. If it's raining, an alternate activity may be planned. We can provide some t-shirts; bring one with you if you have one! (wear old clothes) Target ages: 5-adult. * register in advance!!
August 12 Josh Brooks! We love Josh because he’s fun and he sings funny songs and he plays a wicked good guitar! Come laugh and help him sing Target ages- 4-adult
August 19 Ellie Tetrick Ellie will bring us to the world of make believe and pirates with more music and movement! For boys and girls ages 1-4.
Limit: 30 Please sign up in advance!
August 26 Jay Cook and Bill Shontz Ride the wave of these fun, silly and serious songs all about that wet stuff: rivers, oceans, and soggy animals. They bring many instruments, such as Bill's many wind instruments and Jay's calabash water drum, ½ filled metal salad bowls, penny whistles and more! All ages.
September 2   Bubble & chalk your way back to autumn again…

*Register ahead at the Library or call 877-2211.

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, thank them today!

Make a Splash at the Bixby Library this Summer!

Booked for Bikes - Read and Win!!
YOU could be the winner of a Trek Mountain Bike!
Ages 3 and 4 may win a tricycle.
Ages 5-8 and ages 9-15 enter to win a Trek Mountain Bike.

The Booked for Bikes Reading Program begins on June 15 and ends August 27. The Bike Drawing is on Vergennes Day, Saturday August 28 at 12:00 noon in the Vergennes City Park.

Free Bike Helmets
Free bike helmets will once again be available at the Bixby Library on Vergennes Day. They are provided by Safe Kids Addison County and fitted by members of Vergennes Area Rescue Squad.

Free Weekly Book Raffles
for children of all ages! Come in and see our weekly offerings. Sign up often!
Drawings on Thursdays during the children’s program.

Also available at the Library…
If you are 8 years or older, come on in and get your own library card!
Our new book sale area is located in the Otter Creek Room (ground floor entrance by the parking lot).

T-shirts and Canvas Bags
are for sale at the Library.
All T’s (many sizes)- $7.00
Canvas Bags- $10.00
To benefit children’s room at the Bixby Library.

Read & Eat @ the Bixby Library
Feed your mind and your body! Every Wednesday at 12:00, the Bixby Library will host a free summer lunch program open to all children ages 18 and under. Talk to Gail at 877-2211 for more information.

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!

Fun Links to Popular Children's Authors

Jan Brett
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Jon Scieszka Worldwide
Mem Fox: Teaching, Learning, Living
Kevin Henkes
Maisy’s Fun Club
Mem Fox: Teaching, Learning, Living
Charles R.Smith, Jr.
The Audrey Wood Clubhouse

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