Lawrence Memorial Library 40 North Street, Bristol, Vermont
802.453.2366
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Hours
Monday 10:00-5:00
Tuesday 10:00-8:00
Wednesday 1:00-5:00
Thursday 10:00-8:00
Friday 1:00-5:00
Saturday 9:00-1:00

Days closed
New Year's Day
President's Day
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day
Veteran's Day/ November 11
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

Lawrence Memorial Library Board Meetings  are open to all.
More information can be found
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Every hero has a story

Summer reading challenge

Who are your heroes?You can find out by checking out books, audio books, iPads, DVDs, and graphic novels at your library.

Sign up for the Reading Challenge online or personally at LML. Name your own reading goals, check in at the library to enter your name in the weekly raffle. Fun prizes await you!

Story Times for ages birth to kindergarten
Thursdays 10:30-11:30am starting June 18th
Big and Tiny Heroes
We will explore them together within stories, puppetry, books, music, movement, and crafts. Free lunch is available afterwards! Siblings of all ages welcomed.

Friday free-for-all film fest!
 Every Friday in July. Movies start at 2pm.
Stop in for more information.

Monday Maker Space 2-4pm for ages 7 and up.
July 8th-August 3rd
Marble run, beading, origami, paperplate puppets, legos and more!
Just drop by and join in!


Workshop Wednesdays 2-4:30pm for ages 8 and up.

Sign up required - call 453-2366 or email Marita at lmlkids009@gmail.com
Snack provided.

June 24th (and Thursday June 25th 10am-2pm)
Marionette superheroes with Hands-ON-Puppets - create your own superhero marionette. Give it special powers and make it come alive!

July 1st local author Marcia Wells will bring Eddie Red and the powers of the Mexican gods, Mayan math, and mystery to LML. Not to be missed!

July 8th Maker space Jitterbots - create little bots out of recycled materials and watch them jitter and move about

July 22nd
Be a garden hero - create your very own miniature garden and enlist the magic of gnomes and fairies to help it grow

July 29th Storytelling - create your own hero story with a story pocket (connects to marionette workshop)

August 1st The Platypus Police Academy podcast - strong characters, sound effects, and drama all included.

 

Four Town Event with Michael Caduto
Wednesday July 15th at 2pm at Holley Hall
Join us for lunch at 1pm!

Programs are supported by VT Department of Libraries, VT Bicycle Touring, Recycled Books, Bristol Creemee Stand, Middlebury Bike Center, and Huger Free Vermont.





DCF 2015 Winner is
Mr Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein with 425 votes!



New arrivals  in the Children's Room are next year's DCF books.

NOMINEES FOR THE 2016 DCF AWARD

Acampora - I KILL THE MOCKINGBIRD
Alexander - THE CROSSOVER
Auxier - THE NIGHT GARDENER
Bell - EL DEAFO
Berry - THE SCANDALOUS SISTERHOOD OF PRICKWILLOW PLACE
Curtis - THE MADMAN OF PINEY WOODS
Erskine - THE BADGER KNIGHT
Fitzgerald - UNDER THE EGG
Gebhart - THERE WILL BE BEARS
Graff - ABSOLUTELY ALMOST
Hagen - GABRIEL FINLEY AND THE RAVEN’S RIDDLE
Herrera - HOPE IS A FERRIS WHEEL
Holm - THE FOURTEENTH GOLDFISH
Johnson - THE MARK OF THE DRAGONFLY
Johnson - ICE DOGS
Klise - THE ART OF SECRETS
Lawson - THE ACTUAL & TRUTHFUL ADVENTURES OF BECKY
               THATCHER
Levy - THE MISADVENTURES OF THE FAMILY FLETCHER
Lovejoy - RUNNING OUT OF NIGHT
Martin - RAIN REIGN
Milford - GREENGLASS HOUSE
Nye - THE TURTLE OF OMAN
Oppel - THE BOUNDLESS
Perkins - NUTS TO YOU
Romero - NO SUMMIT OUT OF SIGHT
Sheinkin - THE PORT CHICAGO 50
Snyder - SEVEN STORIES UP
Sovern - THE MEANING OF MAGGIE
Unsworth - THE ONE SAFE PLACE
Vail - UNFRIENDED



With vernal pools filling up and the Watershed Center beckoning for walks, remember that LML is storing a nature exploration kit with aquatic nets, guide books, bug houses and more. Come check it out!





Meet Addison County Readers, Inc. They are a not-for-profit volunteer organization dedicated to promoting early literacy and future school success.

 They are a sponsor of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, a program that sends a book each month to the home of each registered child (birth through five years of age) at no cost to the family. Children of different ages receive different titles; the books are carefully selected and are for the children to keep.




Check our calendar for more upcoming childrens activities!


Children's Room

Puppet Theater

Our bright and colorful children's room contains materials for children of all ages, from newborn babies to teens. We have board books, picture books, videos, DVDs, and audio books for younger children. Our collection includes beginning reading books for the newest readers and easier chapter books for those just developing their skills.

Math Literacy Pattern Table

Our junior reading section contains humorous and historical fiction, adventures and mysteries, as well as biographies. We have the Dorothy Canfield Fisher collection, the Newbery winners, and many popular series.

The non-fiction section of the Children's Room contains many informative books on diverse topics, alongside resources to help junior researchers. Computers are also provided in the library for your use.

Our magazines include ASK, Sports Illustrated Kids, Zoobooks, National Geographic Kids, American Girl, and Kids Discover.

Our audio book section includes dozens of stories on tape and CDs. Many families listen to these together, especially on longer car trips.

A special parenting section includes books dealing with such issues as the emotional and physical needs of children, health and nutrition, adoption, divorce, and family activities.

There's something for all! Come in, relax and enjoy, and start your child on a lifelong love of the library and all its magic.

Lego Club Spring Session 2013

40 North Street
Bristol, VT 05443
Phone: (802) 453-2366
lmlkids009@gmail.com