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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 remains closed to the public.
Yes we can get that for you. Need something we don't have on the shelf? Please ask. Requests from other Vermont libraries are delivered twice weekly, so that book or DVD will arrive much sooner than you might expect!
Not yet a McCullough Library member? Click the image to activate your free membership. All are welcome!
Gift Card Drive to benefit the Library. Purchase Pangaea gift cards  anytime in April 2021 at the library during book pickup hours (Wednesday and Friday 12 to 6, and Saturday 11-1). Pangaea will donates portion of the gift card to the Library. Call 802.447.7121 or email MCLibrary@Comcast.net with questions.

Events for Adults & Teens

Exploring Graphic Novels. A Vermont Humanities Council
Reading & Discussion Series 
hosted by Deborah Lee Luskin. The genre of graphic novels has flourished in recent years. The four highly acclaimed works in this series, —three memoirs and one work of historical fiction Berlin— highlight the literary value and artistic merit in this growing medium.Copies of the books in this series are available for pickup at the library. Email mclibrary@comcast.net to secure your copies and for an invitation to the virtual discussions. 
The books in this series and their corresponding discussion dates are: 
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on Tuesday, April 6th at 6:00 PM
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi on Tuesday, April 20th at 6:00 PM. 
Berlin, City of Stone by Jason Lutes on Tuesday, May 4th at 6:00 PM
Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?  by Roz Chast on Tuesday, May 18th at 6:00 PM. 

These opportunities are free and all are warmly welcome!
Vermont Reads book discussion of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Read the book & Join the discussion. Free copies of The Hate U Give are available at the McCullough Library. Email mclibrary@comcast.net to reserve your copy and to receive an invitation to our virtual book discussion with guest facilitator Catherine Brooks on Thursday, April 15th at 6:00 PM.
Magazine Mondays. Monday, April 19, 12:00PM- 3:00PM 
at the Library's Back door. Trade in magazines you've  enjoyed for a bundle of different ones! Magazines have been quarantined and have been bundled by publication or topic. 
Deposit Magazines You've enjoyed (in excellent condition only, please!) in either the book drop on the library's front porch or the box under the exchange table.
Earth Day 2021. Heal the earth: a conversation with Judith D. Schwartz and Diana Donlon hosted by the Library. Thursday April 22, 6 P.M. EST. Broadcasting live on McCullough Library's Facebook page: www.Facebook.Com/McCulloughFreeLibrary/
To join the conversation, email McLibrary@Comcast.Net. 
We hear plenty of bad news about the environment. What we don’t hear is that around the world, people are finding that even the most damaged environments can be restored. Environmental advocates Judith D.
Schwartz and Diana Donlon have been following the growing global ecosystem restoration movement, Judy as a journalist and Diana via her organization, SoilCentric. They will offer highlights of earth repair efforts and ways that people can get involved. Presentations with Q&A to follow.
Fabric Strip Wreaths: a free craft kit for teens and adults. Available for pickup at the Library Friday April 30, 12 to 6 P.M. We've assembled 24 kits, First come, first served. No reservations.
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

Events for Children and Families

Curbside Surprise Eggs. This April, borrow bundles of books from the Children's Room. Your curbside bag will include a surprise Dino-hatching egg! Click the image to request books 
or email McCulloughLibraryClerk@gmail.com or call 802.447.7121. Offer only available while supplies last.
Family reading challenge. Read ten books as a family between April 1-15. Share what you read with the library to receive a free pizza kit from Pangaea during April break week! 

Offer is limited to fifty Households.
One entry per household. 

Click the image when you have finished reading to receive Pizza kit pick-up information and instructions!
Zoom into Science. Join Dr. Jillian Scudder for afternoon astronomy! April 15, 2 to 3 P.M. via Zoom. Click image to register.
April Craft Kits sponsored by the Bank of Bennington. Free for children.
4/3/2021 Pom Pom Kits
4/17/2021 Clay Flower Kits
Look for a new Storywalk® this spring! All Year Round by Emilie LeDuc takes a joyful look at the months of the year through the eyes of a young child. Walk through the story this spring at the Park- McCullough Historic Governor's Mansion! Brought to you by The Friends of the McCullough Free Library, The Vermont Department of Libraries and The Park McCullough Mansion with permission from Anne Ferguson, creator of StoryWalk®

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

May 2021. Entangle Virtual Workshop. Relax and mindfully sketch with the virtual guidance of a certified entangle instructor and the company of your neighbors. Sketchbooks and quality markers provided to participants.

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.

Lynda.com is now LinkedIn Learning. Develop in-demand skills with over 16,000+ online courses taught by real-world experts. New courses are added every week. FREE with your McCullough Library account! 
Already set up Lynda account through the library? No worries-- your account automatically upgraded.

Ready to get started? Email mclibrary@comcast.net for your login information. 

This resource generously sponsored by the Fund for North Bennington.
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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