Children’s Services

Story Time

Join us every week for Story Time! We will meet outside in the Barton Community Giving Garden as long as weather permits. We are purchasing a canopy to let us enjoy our time together even if the weather is not perfect. Check our Facebook page for updates or sign up for email alerts at

Meet us for Toddler Time at 10:30 to meet new friends, listen to a story and have fun with finger plays. crafts. and songs!  Bronwyn Hale from Early Head Start will join us every other week starting September 22nd at 10:30. Please invite your friends!

Now that so many of our friends are off to preschool, kindergarten and first grade we will have a Stories and More on Wednesdays at 3:30 for 3-6 year olds. Younger and older siblings are always welcome too! These will also be held at the Barton Community Giving Garden. 

With the future for inside Story Times uncertain, we are looking at some other options including individual family story times, take home books and activities, and virtual story telling. We hope we can meet inside this late fall and winter but will plan these activities for families who many prefer to remain away from groups at this time. Remember the library is open for browsing so bring your children in to find some great books to borrow.

September- October News

The Barton Community Giving Garden received a grant and has completed the installation of stadium seating for events and activities. Be sure and check it out! And remember that Wednesday is community day with produce for families available at Story Time. 

Book Bingo is still available. Complete the Bingo by reading four books and get your gift certificate for a free creamie from Sweet Scoops. Pick up your book bingo card today in the Children’s Room and pick out a good book too!

Have you ever met someone in a book that seems like a friend? Visit the library today to make a new friend. Lots of friends want to tell you their stories.

Golden Dome books for 2021-22 are here! These award nominated books are for 4th – 8th graders who will be eligible to vote for the award winner in May 2021. There is a book for every reader including science fiction and graphic novels. Be sure and check them out!

Oh NO! A dragon egg has gone missing!! Join the hunt on Saturday, September 18th from 10-12 at the Barton Community Garden. Anyone who finds the egg will be eligible to win a beautiful dragon puppet!

See you at the library soon! Contact us at, 802-525-9725, or visit our Facebook page.