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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.
Please note: the library building will remain closed to the public through exciting building renovations and much-needed repairs. The Library’s staff and Trustees look forward to welcoming you and your family back for in-person services when renovations are complete.
Virtual Fundraiser auction.
September 3 - 19, sponsored by Friends of the John G. McCullough Free Library. With 80+ items to bid on, there's something for everyone! Jewelry, experiences, art, furniture, gift baskets, gift cards, homemade goodies, and so much more!

All proceeds will directly fund free community programs for all ages, library materials, services, and furnishings. 

Click on the image or go to:
32auctions.com/McCulloughLibrary2021
Bidding will open at 10 AM on Friday, September 3 and will close at 7 PM Sunday, September 19 with extended bidding.
Friends, 
The virtual fundraiser auction described above is being held in lieu of the Friends of the Library group's Book & Bake Sale. Work on the library building and continuing public health concerns have postponed the annual sale until 2022. 

The library's Summer Reading Club for Kids, free community events with guest presenters, craft kits for all ages, the growing roster of museum passes, and our increasingly popular ebook and digital audiobook lending service all depend on funding from Friends of the McCullough Library. 
If you aren't able to participate in this year's auction as a bidder, you can still help. Share the auction link (www.32auctions.com/McCulloughLibrary2021) or the library's social media posts about the auction with friends and family. Shipping is available for many of the items listed, so library supporters near and far can bid and win. 

Also, I'd like to thank all of the generous, community- minded individuals and businesses who have donated auction items. So much is possible with your help! 

   -Jennie Rozycki, Director
Borrow a pass and get in for free!
MASS Moca
The Clark Art Institute
The Bennington Museum
Hildene
Lake Paran
Historic Park- McCullough House
The Robert Frost Stone House
Hancock Shaker Village 
Vermont State Parks
Vermont Historic sites
American Precision Museum
Montshire Museum of Science
ECHO Center (reduced admission)
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
Vermont Granite Museum
VINS Nature Center (reduced admission)

Call the McCullough Library at 802.447.7121 to check availability.  No reservations. Passes are checked out for 3 days.
Look for our booth at the Bennington Farmers' market Saturday, September 25, 10AM- 1PM.
Free books & craft kits for kids.  
Library membership registration

For Children and Families

NORTH BENNINGTON DRAGON EGG HUNT:
September 18th 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM. A dragon has hidden her egg somewhere in North Bennington. Can you find it? Children and families are invited to stop by the library to pick up their first clue in a series of three. Be sure to wear your walking shoes and dress for the weather– the clues will send you on a walk around the village for other clues and the egg! If you find the egg, bring it to the Library to claim the dragon puppet prize! 
Bedtime Stories Series. September 13-17. Every night at 7:00 PM via Facebook.
Join McCullough Library staff members and special guests every night for their favorite stories about dragons, 
unicorns, and other fantastic creatures. 
Broadcasting Live on the  McCullough Library's Facebook page.
Join us every Wednesday in September for Dragon Drawing Challenges. Check the John G. McCullough Free Library's Instagram and Facebook pages each Wednesday in September for a new dragon drawing challenge! Share your artwork with the library. Everyone who shares artwork will be automatically entered into a raffle to win a dragon themed prize basket.  
Questions? Email McCulloughYouthServices@Gmail.com
Tuesday Sept 28, 6 p.m. Zoom into science with Paleontologist Amelia Zietlow from the Museum of Natural History in New York City. Learn all about amazing creatures from the past and present!
To register click here. Zoom link will be emailed to participants before the event.
Craft Kit Schedule 2021.
Craft Kits are available for families to pick up on the first and third Saturday of each month from 11-1 PM. No reservations required. First come, first served. Questions? Call the library at 802.447.7121.

7.3.21 Farm Animal Sensory Bin Kit.
7.19.21 Farm Animal Puppets Kit.
8.7.21 Model Magic Animals Kit.
8.21.21 Design a Picture Book Kit.
9.4.21 Marbled Paper Kit.
9.18.21 Yarn Rainbow Kit.
10.2.21 Pumpkin Spice Mud Kit.
10.16.21 Clay Monster Kit.
11.6.21 Pumpkin Slime Kit.
11.20.21 Turkey Snack Kit.
12.4.21 Handmade Card Kit.
12.18.21 DIY Ornament Kit. 

July & August Craft Kits are 
Sponsored by the Children's Literacy Foundation.
Kids headed back to school? Don't forget a Library Card! Activating a FREE McCullough Library account for your child is a great way to help them succeed in the school year ahead. Click this image to get started!
Tails & Tales
Our Summer Reading Club for Kids wrapped up on August 20th. We are so proud of the kids, parents, and caregivers who had fun reading, learning, and  creating with the McCullough Library this summer!

110 of our youngest neighbors participated. Together they read for an astounding 1,302 hours! Library staff distributed 270 craft kits!

Next year's theme: Oceans of Possibility

Opportunities for Adults & Teens

Puzzle Exchange. 
Saturday, September 11, 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM at the Library's back door. 

John G. McCullough Free Library
(2 Main Street, North Bennington)

Mark your calendars: Puzzle exchanges are planned for the second Saturday of every month for at least the next few months:

October 9
November 13
December 11
January 8

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 130 blankets have been created and donated to the adoptable felines at Second Chance through this initiative. Way to go, crafters!

Not yet a McCullough Library member? Click the image to activate your free membership. All are welcome!

The digital library is open, even when the building is closed or when you’re on the road! All of the services below are available free with your McCullough Library membership!

The digital library is always open. Read on Libby, the one-tap reading app. Email McCulloughLibraryClerk@Gmail.com to get started

EBSCO Learning Express Library. Online academic and career-related resources.
EBSCO LearningExpress Library® provides you with easy-to-use access to relevant interactive tutorials, e-books and test preparation to help improve academic skills in reading, writing, math, social studies and science. Included are career-related information and test preparation for college admissions, professional career licensing and certification, high school equivalency and citizenship, and much more.

Click the image above to access these resources through the McCullough Library. Email mclibrary@comcast.net with questions or for help getting 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.
Need a device to connect? Borrow Chromebooks Tuesday- Friday between 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Perfect for use with the Library's free WiFi! 
Some restrictions apply. Stop by, call the library at 802.447.7121 or email McCulloughLibraryClerk@gmail.com for more information. This new feature has been generously funded by the Vermont Community Foundation.
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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