Bixby Library starting to lend out its books again

VERGENNES — The Bixby Library is returning to lending out its collection of books on a contactless curbside basis that will require patrons to make their requests 48 hours in advance. In an email Bixby Library Director Catharine Hays said the library is happy to be able to offer books again in an effort coordinated by Assistant Director Maddy Willwerth. “From what I’ve heard from other libraries in our county, there’s real pent-up demand that we are excited to be able to serve,” Hays said. Books will be ava … (read more)

Bixby youth librarian leaves with happy memories

VERGENNES — Among many other things, Bixby Library youth services librarian Rachel Plant loves hats.  Lego hats. Santa hats. Her lobster and Dr. Seuss “Cat in the Hat” hats. The Dr. Seuss hat, with its red and white stripes piling high, is what Plant plan … (read more)

Legos spark imagination at Bixby Library

VERGENNES — From “Planet Earth” to “Star Wars: The Last Star Fire,” the main floor of the Bixby Library contained a universe of imagination on Monday evening, not to mention dozens of Lego sculptors and many more of the artists’ family members. What fille … (read more)

Second annual LEGO contest comes to Bixby

VERGENNES — Are you into LEGOs? First-timers to fanatics will compete in the second annual LEGO contest and exhibit at the Bixby Library in Vergennes. Online registration closed on Feb. 3, but those still interested in participating can call the library a … (read more)

Search begins for new Bixby Library director

VERGENNES — The Bixby Memorial Library board of trustees on Tuesday decided to move forward with a search for the Vergennes landmark’s next director.  Bixby Board Chairwoman Paula Moore on Tuesday said that advertising for a new library director will begi … (read more)

Get ready for the LEGO contest at Bixby Library

VERGENNES — Lego-mania will return to the Bixby Library in Vergennes in mid-February. The Bixby and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vergennes have announced they are co-sponsoring their second annual Lego Contest and Exhibit, which will culminate with … (read more)

Bixby Library may retire some artifacts

VERGENNES — The Bixby Memorial Free Library takes its history as an object and artifact collecting institution seriously. Since the Vergennes library opened in 1912, it has managed custody of items both relevant to the five-town community and items that c … (read more)

City church, library to host Tai Chi classes

VERGENNES — Age Well is sponsoring Tai Chi for Fall Prevention classes in Vergennes beginning Tuesday, Jan. 14, and ending Tuesday, April 28. Classes are free to all participants age 55 and over. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese movement form that uses seque … (read more)

Bidding to end soon for Bixby gift baskets

VERGENNES — The last event on a busy Vergennes Holiday Stroll day at the Bixby is the closing of the silent auction of gift baskets. Friends of the Bixby gathered this past Sunday to assemble the baskets and display gift certificates that will be on view … (read more)

City police chief reads to kids at library

VERGENNES — On the evening of Monday, Nov. 18, a group of approximately 20 children and almost an equal number of parents came to the Bixby Library to share an evening of reading, laughter and chocolate chip cookies (made by Mrs. Merkel) with Vergennes Po … (read more)

Bixby Library director Masha Harris resigns

VERGENNES — Bixby Free Memorial Library Director Masha Harris parted ways with the Vergennes institution last week after a little more than a year for reasons that remain unclear. Bixby Board of Trustees Chairwoman Paula Moore told the Independent on Mond … (read more)

Bixby, DAR preserving local history

VERGENNES — In 2017 the Vermont State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) embarked on a joint project with Bixby Library in Vergennes to conserve specific Samuel Strong papers found in Bixby’s collection. These papers date from the late 170 … (read more)