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Attention
This morning the Library’s email account with Comcast was hacked. Emails were being forwarded to tim.carpetworld. If you emailed the library before 1:30 PM it is highly likely that we did not receive it.
Please do not answer any requests for help nor for Amazon gift cards. It is a scam.

Ironically, I have an adult program on scams/Medicare scam scheduled for May 24th (see below)- put it on your calendars!

Scram Scammers! 
Join Community of Vermont Elders (COVE) to learn about the
latest scams targeting Vermonters, the common tactics scammers use, and how to avoid losing money to a consumer scam or fraud. Stay ahead of imposter and confidence scams so you don’t lose your hard-earned money. And find out who to report these crimes to if you become a target. Tuesday, May 24 at 11:00 am. For more info: contact Marichel Vaught at COVE at marichel@vermontelders.org or 802-595-0318

Best regards,
Virginia Morgan

Children’s Program: Nov 6 at 9:30 AM.

First we’ll start with Brian Pinkney’s story. Then we’ll have fun with rhythm!  We’ll do some bucket drumming, try out some real drums, and, like Max, we’ll use drumsticks to discover music in the environment all around us. We hope to run the program outdoors. This program is suited for ages 2-8.Space is limited: PREREGISTER BY CLICKING THIS LINK

This program will be led by Rosemary Moser of Woodspryte Arts.

Rosemary Moser holds and Associate of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education.  She has been educating children from infancy through middle school in childcare programs, summer camps, afterschool and summer school programs, art centers, events, and other settings for over 35 years.  She is a former visiting artist Start With the Arts instructor for VSA Vermont (now Inclusive Arts Vermont), a Vermont Master Gardener, an herbalist, a passionate cook, and the mother of a grown homeschooled daughter. 

Join the Children’s Dragon Egg Hunt !

Saturday October 2, 10-10:45 AM (rain date is Sat, Oct 9)

The Vermont Fairy Tale festival presents the Great Vermont Dragon Egg Hunts. Over 100 libraries across the state are participating this fall, including Winhall. It’s a scavenger hunt. One dragon egg will be hidden outside of the Library. The lucky seeker who finds Winhall’s egg will win a beautifully crafted Dragon Puppet! We’ll follow with a fairytale reading to celebrate our love of fairytales.

Children must be accompanied by a caregiverespecially crucial for those who can’t yet read the clues!

Welcome, Virginia Morgan

The Winhall Memorial Library Board of Trustees has hired Virginia Morgan to fill the Director/Librarian position.

Virginia (Jinx) received her BA in English & French from UVM and her Master in Library Science from Syracuse University. A certified Vermont school librarian, she has 26 years of experience managing libraries. She began her library career in Vermont (BBA and LTS) and has spent the last 11 years as an international school librarian in Mexico, China, South Korea and Switzerland. Although Switzerland was a great place to sit out the pandemic, her priorities changed and she repatriated in June in order to spend more time with family. She is very excited to meet the challenges presented by a public library setting.

We are Hiring

The Winhall Memorial Library Board of Trustees is seeking a Librarian who is experienced, enthusiastic, innovative, and community orientated.The Librarian reports to the Board of Trustees and plans, implements, and manages all services to the public.

The preferred candidate will have knowledge of current practices and trends in library services. They will be skillful in learning and leveraging a range of technology, tools, and platforms for effective promotion of library materials, events, and services. This is a part time position scheduled to work approximately 15-20 hours, including Saturdays. BA or BS, with two to three years of library experience preferred. However, we will consider a strong candidate with related professional experience and a willingness to pursue Vermont Public Library Certification. Salary will be based on experience as well as qualifications.

Send letter of interest, resume, and three work-related references to Winhall Memorial Library, P.O. Box 738, Bondville, VT 05340 or email at: winhallmemoriallibrary@gmail.com. Time is of the essence, this position will be open until it is filled. The Winhall Memorial Library is a 501 (c)3 library. The library is located at 2 Lower Taylor Hill Road in Bondville, VT.

Farewell to the Winhall Community

I will be leaving the Winhall Library. My last day in the library will be Thursday, August 12th. I have purchased a home out of the area.

It has been a pleasure and joy to be welcomed into the wonderful community of Winhall. Over my 5 years of employment, I have made many meaningful connections with patrons and gained valuable friendships along the way.

I have enjoyed my work preparing the library to sustain viability into the future. I pride myself on not only our wonderful collection, but on building the library into a vital community hub.

I will miss coming into the gorgeous red building, the smell of the books, and the smiling faces of our community members.

Sincerely, Dawn Santos

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