There was lots of puppy love at the library on Wednesday, May 17. Kim and John Frigault of Long Trail Canine Rescue (you may also know them as the state park rangers at Mt. Philo State Park) shared the story of the rescue program. Most dogs arrive from South Carolina after being pulled from kill shelters there, and some puppies arrive from Costa Rica after rescue from the streets. All of the dogs receive appropriate medical care and lots of love from their foster families upon arrival in Vermont, and most find their “forever family” within a week or two. The Charlotte Library will feature adoption details about the pups on its Facebook page and in a display at the library as well. For a fun look at the program, check out the “Stuck in Vermont” video, featuring Charlotte dogs and their families. If you’d like to lern more, contact Long Trail Canine Rescue.

Upcoming at the Charlotte Library
Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Friday Free for All. Stories, songs and fun. We’ll explore the great outdoors this month, as the weather permits. For ages 3–5 who are comfortable in a story time setting.

Monday, June 5, 10:30 a.m. Huertas Project Coffee & Conversation. Huertas is a food-security project working in collaboration with Latino farmworkers in the state and part of UVM Extension’s Bridges to Health Program. Teresa Mares, assistant professor of anthropology at UVM and co-director of the Huertas Project, talks about the project goals and how to get involved.

Tuesday, June 6 at 9:00 a.m. Baby Time at the Library! Join us to chat, sing songs and read to Baby. Sponsored by Building Bright Futures.

Monday, June 19. Mystery Book Group. This month we read Louise Penny’s first Inspector Gamache novel, Still Life. Join us for coffee and conversation about our introduction to the village of Three Pines and the captivating cast of characters. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk to check out.

Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m., starting June 20. Reading Fun at Adam’s Berry Farm. Meet us at the farm for a summer of berries, great stories, gardening and busy activities. All ages are welcome.

Wednesday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m. Berry Farm Book Club. Share a sample of food-related reading and discussion while enjoying a potluck of local food and drink at Adam’s Berry Farm. We begin with Changing Season: A Father, a Daughter and a Family Farm by David Mas Masumoto and Nikiko Masumoto. Book excerpts and video available at the circulation desk.

Tuesday, June 27, at 1:00 p.m. Summer Reading Kick-Off. Learn how raptors build their habitats in this hands-on session with Vermont Institute of Natural Science. Sign up for Summer Reading Activities and get ready to read!

For more info about upcoming programs check out our summer program flyer at charlottepubliclibrary.org/.

Save the date
On Sunday, July 9, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. the Friends of the Library will hold its annual book sale under the tent on the Town Green. Join us for great deals on books along with refreshments from area food trucks.

Book donations will be gratefully accepted at the library from June 21 to July 6. Appointments can be made to drop off larger donations prior to these dates. Contact Nan Mason at (802) 425-2588 or Beth Merritt at (802) 425-2191 to make arrangements. Your donations make this fundraiser possible. Thank you for supporting the library!