Male-Riordan to helm Bristol library

Collaboration has been a key part of Katie Male-Riordan’s work as director of the New Haven Community Library.

Bristol, Monkton libraries seeking leaders

Two libraries in the 5-town area are looking to fill leadership positions in the coming months. 

Bristol library receives CLiF grant

The grant will provide $2,500 in new children’s books for the Lawrence Memorial and the Bristol Elementary School libraries, storytelling sessions, book giveaways and other programming.

Moseley to trade library for museum

After three-and-a-half years serving as steward of Bristol’s literacy hub, Coco Moseley is taking charge of another cherished public venue — Middlebury’s Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History.

Ways of Seeing: Libraries are a place of connection

In the few months that I’ve been a volunteer at the Lawrence Memorial Library, I’ve realized that many of my activities require using tape: Scotch tape, binding tape, that wide tape I call “gorilla tape” because it’s relentless (once in place, it cannot b … (read more)

Group uses writing as a vehicle to recovery

When the six-week Writers for Recovery program at Lawrence Memorial Library met for the first time this past April, workshop leader Gary Miller didn’t ask anyone what they were recovering from.

Lots happening at Bristol’s library this summer

BRISTOL — Lawrence Memorial Library, now reopened to the public, has a number of summer programs and activities planned for the coming months. The programs, which are for kids and families, range from story hours to library camp.Story times for all ages o … (read more)

Bristol offering StoryWalks for families

BRISTOL — Walking through the Bristol woods this summer, hikers may find themselves straying into a story.In a collaboration between the Bristol Recreation Club and the Lawrence Memorial Library called Bristol StoryWalk, four different children’s books wi … (read more)

Libraries eye limited return to in-person services

ADDISON COUNTY — The Bixby Memorial Free Library will reopen with limited capacity starting next Tuesday, May 18. The move comes as Middlebury’s Ilsley Public Library has just opened its stacks for limited browsing and Lawrence Memorial Library plans its … (read more)

Meet Bristol’s new librarian

BRISTOL — Coco Moseley became director of Lawrence Memorial Library in the middle of a pandemic, with a two-year-old daughter at home, knowing that her predecessor of 30 years, Nancy Wilson, would be a hard act to follow. And she has found solace in the B … (read more)

Bristol artist reimagines nature’s discards

BRISTOL — Much of the creative activity behind Diana Bigelow and Jim Stapleton’s new exhibition at the Lawrence Memorial Library may have occurred since the pandemic began, but the utter enchantment of their work has been decades in the making. “Sticks, S … (read more)

Bristol library opens by appointment

BRISTOL — Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol is now open by appointment for browsing and borrowing books. “It is great to welcome people back into the physical building,” said Coco Moseley, who took over as the library’s director on July 1, following th … (read more)

Bristol librarian retires after 30 years

BRISTOL — About 33 minutes into the Independent’s delightful conversation with Nancy Wilson at the Lawrence Memorial Library last month, she was called away. “Can I interrupt you for one second,” said Coco Moseley, who would soon replace Wilson as librari … (read more)

Recent Mount Abe grads tout their local roots

BRISTOL — Although they’ve taken different paths since high school, three recent graduates of Mount Abraham Union High School agree that the place where they all got their start has profoundly affected their lives. “The community in Bristol and Addison Co … (read more)

Mt. Abe grads to share their stories at the library

BRISTOL — Each year, Vermont schools send young graduates out into the world. To learn how some of these young people are making their mark, the public is invited to “Bringing Our Community to the World,” a discussion with three Mount Abe graduates. The p … (read more)