Bixby Library to host a Vermont hayride September 29

WALTHAM — In celebration of autumn in Vermont and wonderful new books by Vermont authors, Vergennes’ Bixby Library will host a series of hayrides and book talks at the Corcoran farm in Waltham on Sunday, Sept. 29. Children’s rides will be offered at 1 and 2 p.m., followed by an adult ride at 3 p.m. and a “sunset” ride at 4 p.m.
During the children’s hayride and book program, youth librarian Rachel Plant will provide plenty of active motivation for children to read as she entertains with stories about new books for all age groups this fall. Her program will take place on a hay wagon pulled by spotted draft horses, and cider and donuts will be served en route. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children, with a maximum of $30 per family.
The adult program will begin with a short discussion on how familiarity with a setting can influence a reader’s perception and enjoyment of a book. The hayride will follow, and participants will experience a quintessential Vermont setting riding through some of Waltham’s lovely farm fields. After the hayride librarian Dianne Lawson will present book reviews on recent and forthcoming Vermont fiction and nonfiction, and cider and donuts will be served. The cost is $10 per person.
The Corcoran farm is located on Green Street in Waltham, approximately 3 miles from Vergennes and 1.3 miles from Route 17. Reservations for this event are required and rain date is Sunday, Oct. 6. Call 877-2211 for more information or to reserve a spot.

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