May 28, 2018

Library Notes

Library Survey

Please help us evaluate and improve our services by taking our library survey at This survey is a follow up to our strategic plan survey last year. It is confidential. The survey will take about 10 minutes.


Youth News

Great Job, Summer Readers!

The results are in… 264 children and teens read for a grand total of 251,580 minutes. If you missed the end of summer celebration, you may stop by the library to pick up your reading record and free book. Each participant will receive a $10 gift card donated by Kids City.

Read and Win a Day at the Fair

Children in grades K-8 may stop by the library to pick up a ribbon for free admission to the Champlain Valley Fair on Kids’ Day, Monday, Aug. 25. There will be a special ceremony at noon for all kids who participate.

Music for Preschoolers

Mondays, 11 a.m. with Peter Alsen and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. with Derek Burkins (except Monday, Sept.1). Up to age 5 with a caregiver. No pre-registration.

Dottie the Bookmobile

Dottie will continue to run through Aug. 28. If you miss the last week, remember that you can return bookmobile books to the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library or to the school libraries at Allen Brook and WCS.  Thanks for your help restocking Dottie’s shelves.

Fall Story Time

Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Starts Sept. 16. Explore the world around you and encourage a life-long love of reading. Preschoolers are introduced to a variety of books and authors while gaining early literacy skills. Followed by a simple craft activity. No pre-registration.


Adult News

Local Author, Memoir on Alzheimer’s

Aug. 23, 11 a.m. Mary Ann Fuller Young reads excerpts from her book “Plainly and Simply,” a memoir of early-onset Alzheimer’s. She shares and discusses her experiences with the disease. The book also provides valuable information about the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Book signing available.

Gentle Yoga with Jill Lang

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Presented by Williston resident Jill Lang. Come and enjoy free classes. Please bring your own mat.

Collaborative Divorces

Wednesday, Sept.10, 6:30 p.m. A multidisciplinary panel with a lawyer, mental health and financial professional who will discuss how to create resolution in a safe and supportive environment outside of court.

Anne Frank’s Neighbors: What Did They Do?

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 6 p.m.  Mary Fillmore examines the choices and decisions Anne Frank’s neighbors faced living alongside the Jewish population as persecution intensified and what we can learn from them as we face humanitarian crises of our own time. A Vermont Humanities Council event.

New in Adult Fiction

“Mean Streak” by Sandra Brown. The New York Times bestselling author is back with a new thriller about a doctor who goes missing in the mountains of North Carolina and the drama surrounding the search for her.

New in Adult Non-Fiction

“The Real Cost of Fracking; how America’s shale gas boom is threatening our families, pets, and food” by Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald. Straight out of the headlines, learn more about this hot-button topic with this new in-depth book.

New in Adult Biography

“Beethoven; Anguish and Triumph” by Jan Swafford. This extensive new book offers insight into the life of the most famous composer of his time, Ludwig van Beethoven.

New in Youth Audiobooks

The Youth Room has recently added more than a half dozen new popular titles on Playaway to their collection, including:

“The Land of Stories; The Wishing Spell” by Chris Colfer

“Infinity Ring, book 8; Eternity” by Matt De La Pena

The Dorothy Alling Memorial Library is located at 21 Library Lane in Williston, and can be reached at 878-4918.


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