The Winter Reading Challenge: Read for a Better World (All Ages) is available now on the Vermont libraries Beanstack page at https://vermont.beanstack.org/. The challenge starts January 1 and ends January 31. This challenge is available for free to all Vermonters.
Readers of all ages are encouraged to read for at least 20 minutes a day and log their minutes using the Beanstack website or the mobile app. Participants can read books of their choosing, log minutes, participate in simple activities, and earn digital badges. Participants are encouraged to explore diversity, empathy, and action through literature by choosing books and stories from an array of diverse authors and topics.
There are many places readers can find lists of diverse books. One good place to start is We Need Diverse Books, which has compiled a list of sites that offer recommendations for diverse titles. There are also many fantastic diverse titles included in the Vermont youth book awards current and past nominee lists.
As a reminder, anyone who has created a Beanstack account in past will not need to create a new account and will just need to register for the challenge. If you do not have an account you will need to create one before you are able to register. There are instructions on the Beanstack landing page for logging-in and creating accounts.
The Thetford Libraries reader who logs the most minutes reading will receive a prize!
Come share your music, poetry, singing, comedy, storytelling, etc. in a virtual space to enjoy and connect us all! Hosted by Elisabeth Horan of Feral Journal of Poetry and Art. All ages are welcome to participate.
If you’d like to perform, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . You will receive a Zoom invite and instructions.
Stories, songs and silliness for preschoolers, but all ages are welcome!
The book/film discussion group returns in 2022. Our three books and companion film presentations will consider the increasingly crucial issue of immigration and how it impacts individuals and countries throughout the world.
Our first book will be Brooklyn – by Colm Tóibín . A reluctant Irish immigrant comes to terms with her new life in early 1950’s Brooklyn. Books will available for check-out at Latham Library in mid-December. The movie, titled Brooklyn, based on the book, is available for loan at the library. The discussion will be held on Friday, January 21 from noon to 1:00 pm via Zoom, unless otherwise indicated. Please contact email@example.com to register.
There will be no meeting in December. Happy holidays to everyone!
The next meeting of Thetford’s informal nonfiction book discussion group will take place at Latham Library on Thetford Hill on Tuesday January 25th at 12 pm noon via ZOOM. We will be discussing The Beatles from A to Zed by Peter Asher. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link.
All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you. Please be vaccinated and masked if you plan to attend.