Too many books!!!


The Calef Library will be temporarily halting its policy of accepting books from patrons for use in our annual book sale.  We are a bit overwhelmed with books at the moment, and anxious to find space for other worthy community events.  We encourage you to use local drop boxes, the Restore in Barre, or other donation sites.  Thank-you for your understanding and support!

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Job Opening

Calef Memorial Library in Washington, VT is looking for a new director. The ideal candidate will have an MLS, VT public library certification, or be working toward the same. He or she will have excellent people skills, a high degree of computer literacy, and an enthusiasm for engaging all members of the public around books, reading, and technology. This is a part- time position of approximately 24 hrs. per week. Calef is a small, rural public library on the cusp of many excellent new changes, including recently becoming automated and receiving approval to build an addition in the coming year. Call (802) 883-2343 or visit for more information. Email resumes to by 8/04/14 for full consideration.

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Flora and Fauna!

This week, the Calef Summer Program, part of the “Fizz, Boom, Pop!” program, has been all about critters and plants.  We have spent lots of time outside, exploring the plant and animal habitat around the library.  We have found lots of bugs, learned to identify parts of plants, and made lots of fun crafts.  Next week…Techno Fun!  We will be looking at machines and how they work.  Check out the loose schedule and feel free to donate materials!


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Summer Reading Progam!

Don’t forget…our children’s summer reading program starts on Monday at 12:30 pm!  We can’t wait to play!

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Family History/History

Are you interested in family history, or Vermont history?  Check out the

Vermont State Archives !  They have excellent resources available to the public.




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Summer Food and Fun~ Washington Village School and Calef Memorial Library

Here is an outline of the first week of the Calef Library’s Summer program (July 7th-August 14th), along with needed items for crafts and projects.  We appreciate any donations.  Don’t forget free lunch at the Washington Village School, from 11:30-12:00pm, Monday -Thursday, starting July 7th, 2014.


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Build a great home library, or create a reading list of wonderful books to find at the library!

Build a great home library, or create a reading list of wonderful books to find at the library!

Click on the picture to go to the lists, provided by the Association for Library Service to Children.

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