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Oh Ranger! VT State Parks
Download this free iPhone/iPOd Touch/iPad app with directions, and things to do (such as hiking, caving, birdwatching, etc.) for all of the Vermont State Parks. Available from the App Store. We have a free 3-day Vermont State Park pass. Check at the Front Desk for availability.
If you love the painting the Domes of Yosemite and dream of visiting the park, here is your chance! The 2012 Athenaeum Summer Raffle prize is a trip to Yosemite National Park. The prize features a two-night stay for two adults at Yosemite Lodge, an $800 stipend for airfare for two adults to San Francisco, and round-trip transportation by bus from San Francisco to the Park. Trip dates must be June 21-24, 2013. Tickets are $50 each available at the Athenaeum. Prize value $2,300. Drawing is September 1, 2012. See all the details on the summer raffle page on our site.
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award Sponsors
This year, Dr. Richard Leven and his associates at Optical Expressions in St. Johnsbury have generously sponsored the cost to purchase the Dorothy Canfield Fisher books at the Athenaeum. Children's Librarian Gloria Molinaroli highlights the recognition of the sponsorship with a special book plate. Thank you to our friends at Optical Expressions!
First given in 1957, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award has honored quality literature for children for over 50 years. Each year a committee selects a group of 30 books to be read and evaluated by students and then voted upon the following spring.
Pets and Parade
Children's Librarian Gloria Molinaroli and members of our Acorn Club celebrated all creatures great and small during the annual Pet Parade held in St. Johnsbury on June 9th.
High School Poetry Contest Winners
Lydia Ham, this year's High School Poetry Contest winnner read her poem at the first Readings in the Gallery held on June 13th. Lydia is homeschooled and lives in Sutton, VT. Pictured with Lydia (center) are poets Sara London, and Joan Aleshire.
You can read Lydia's poem on our website along with the two honorable mention poems written by young poets Elizabeth Houde and Jennifer Hastings.