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What can we get for you?  Request books, DVDs, and audiobooks on CD for at the library. Click the image for our easy online request form, call us at 802.447.7121 or email McCulloughLibraryClerk@gmail.com. Pickup hours are Wednesdays and Fridays 12 to 6 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
To pick up, simply tap on the library's back door and we'll pass your bag out to you!
Please note: the library building will remain closed to visitors through upcoming building renovations.
Building renovations planned for this coming summer will postpone the Friends of the Library's Book & Bake Sale until 2022. A virtual auction fundraiser, like the one held last year, will be held Friday, September 3rd through Sunday, September 12th. 

Proceeds from the virtual auction will fund the library's free community events, presenter fees, technology upgrades, access to ebooks and digital audiobooks, magazine subscriptions, passes to museums and other attractions, and other items which fall outside the library's operating budget. 

Can you or your business help? Donations for the virtual auction are sought. Gift cards, art, jewelry, high-end antiques and collectibles, ceramics, and new home goods all did very well in last year's auction. Contact me at mclibrary@comcast.net or call 802.447.7121 if you have something you'd like to donate. 

Donations of books, DVDs, games, and other materials cannot be accepted at this time. Please do not leave donated items near either of the library's entrances or in the book drop. Thanks in advance! 

-Jennie Rozycki, Library Director
Friends of the Library Virtual Auction Planning Meeting. Wednesday July 7 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. All are welcome! We'll plan for the virtual auction in September.
The Friends of the McCullough Library are inviting you to a Zoom meeting:
Topic: Friends of the McCullough Library Meeting
Time: Jul 7, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 853 7040 8228
McCullough Library staff members Susan and Katrina were both recently awarded Certificates of Public Librarianship by the Vermont Department of Libraries at the Vermont Library Association's annual conference. Congratulations!
Thanks for your support! Vermont Library Association Awards 2021. Best Community Partner: Nick and Lani Disorda, proprietors of Pangaea Restaurant North Bennington. Best friend: Dana Rozycki. Click image to view the entire VLA Awards video!
Not yet a McCullough Library member? Click the image to activate your free membership. All are welcome!
Borrow our State Parks Pass and explore Vermont's State Parks for free!
The library’s free passes to museums and cultural attractions will be renewed this month. Stay tuned for updates!

Events for Adults & Teens

Shirley Jackson Day Celebration 2021. Saturday, June 26, 7 p.m. Broadcasting live on the McCullough Library's Facebook page. Join us for a celebration of nationally renowned 
local author Shirley Jackson's career and work.

Guests will include writers who are nominated for or who have received Shirley Jackson Awards.

Ongoing Opportunites

Puzzle Exchange. Saturday, June 12th
10:00 AM- 11:00 AM at the Library's back door. All are welcome! Masks and safe physical distancing are expected.
Puzzle Exchanges are planned for the second Saturday of every month for the foreseeable future. Next date: July 10
Knittin' for Kittens. Crafting for a cause: make blankets for adoptable felines at Second Chance Animal Center. Use your own acrylic yarn or stop by the library for free yarn, crochet hooks or knitting needles. Yarn donations are welcome. Completed blankets must measure 17 inches square and can be dropped off at the library for delivery to Second Chance. Questions? Call 802.447.7121 or email McLibrary@ComCast.Net

Update: More than 115 blankets have been created and donated to the adoptable felines at Second Chance through this initiative. Way to go, crafters!

Events for Children and Families

Summer Reading Club for Kids 2021. June 18 through August 20. Children are invited to join the John G. McCullough Free Library's Summer Reading Club for Kids! In addition to a robust schedule of free outdoor events and craft kits, children who register and track their reading will be entered into drawings for our ten deluxe prize baskets and one grand prize: a one-month Literati Box subscription! All registrants will receive a free book and starter kit. This opportunity is free and all are welcome. 

Click the image to pre-register for Summer Reading Club starter kits.

Track your child's reading with the paper slips provided in this kit or digitally with the Beanstack app on a computer or mobile device. 
Get started with Beanstack here:

Please note: if you used Beanstack last year, you'll need to register again. 

If you have any questions or if you need more reading tracker slips, please call the library at 802.447.7121 or email Katrina Hastings, Youth Services Librarian, at   McCulloughYouthServices@gmail.com.
Free Craft Kits for Children in June:
6/5/2021: Paper Mosaic Kits.
6/19/2021:  Paper Plate Vegetable Garden Kits. Questions? Please call  the McCullough Library at 802-447-7121. Sponsored by the Friends of the McCullough Library.
There is a new StoryWalk® installed at the Park McCullough House: Hello You! by Sandra Magsamen. 

Brought to you by The Friends of the McCullough Free Library, Sandra Magsamen and The Park McCullough House with permission from Anne Ferguson, creator of StoryWalk®
Look for our booth 
At local Farmers' Markets! Saturday, June 12, 10 A.M.- 1 P.M.
at Bennington Deer Park
and Sunday, June 13, 10 A.M.- 1 P.M.
at Park- McCullough House. 
Free Books for Kids, Craft Kits, 
Summer Reading Club for Kids Registration, Library Card Registration. See you and your little ones there!

Mark your calendars, here’s just some of what is ahead!

Coming soon: ChromeBooks to borrow! Stay tuned for more details. This new feature has been generously funded by the Vermont Community Foundation.

The digital library is open, even when the building is closed! All of these services are available free with your McCullough Library membership! Email mclibrary@comcast.net to get started.

The digital library is always open. Read on Libby, the one-tap reading app. Email McCulloughLibraryClerk@Gmail.com to get started
Personalized tours of the library's catalog and digital collections. Want to learn how to use the McCullough Library's online catalog, access free ebooks, digital audiobooks, research databases and online courses and tutorials? Email McLibrary@Comcast.Net to schedule a personalized virtual tour.
Need Wifi? Connect to McCullough Library's network anytime, even from outside the building. Instructions on brass plaque on picnic table.
Cake Decorating 101 - just one of the 500+ free online classes available through your McCullough Library account. Click Online Courses in the menu at left above. Call 802.447.7121 for help setting up your account.
Vermont Online Library. Perfect for curious minds and students of all ages. Powerful reference databases, ebooks, popular magazines and more. Click Reference Desk in the menu at left above. Help is available at bottom of most pages. Feel free to email mcculloughlibraryclerk@gmail.com for any questions you have.

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