News & Events

Thank you to all LAURA ANDREWS the former store owner of Stargazer Toys & Gifts in Richmond for the generous donation of books, supplies, and 
Summer Reading Program Incentives!

The Library Notes Series continues with PETE'S POSSE live at

 the Huntington Library on 

Friday, April 7, at 7 pm! 

Vermont based trio Pete’s Posse is composed of acclaimed musician Pete

Sutherland (fiddle, piano, banjo, melodica and vocals), Oliver Scanlon (fiddle, viola, mandolin, foot

 percussion and vocals) and Tristan Henderson (guitars, mandolin, jaw harp, foot percussion and 

vocals). Twin fiddles are used in harmony over guitar and footwork with mandolin, clawhammer 

banjo, jawharp, and keyboards, then adding their voices to the mix. Songs and tunes, old and new,

lyrical and driving: that’s the multi-generational heart and mind of PETE’S POSSE. Friday, 

April 7, at 7 pm. Tickets $10 at the door. This concert is a collaboration of the Valley Stage 

Productions and the Huntington Public Library. The Library Notes Series is sponsored in part by a

generous grant from the Ben & Jerry's Foundation.

Citizen Scientist Program Please join us on Friday evening, April 14, 6 pm for snacks and 

desserts, and 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm for the program. Please bring your own eating supplies as we are

 a Zero Waste venue. Our presenters will be: Erin Talamge – Introduction to CitSci and iNaturalist 

101; Ali Wagner – Citizen Science is For the Birds; Cindy Sprague – How Anyone Can Contribute 

to the VT Herp Atlas; Elizabeth Spinney – Mapping for Healthy Forests; Larry Montague –

Huntington Town Garage Stormwater Mitgation; Holly Kreiner – Volunteer Stream Sampling; 

Wally Jenkins – Dragonfly Days and Data, and John Hadden – Backyard Weatherman. There will 

also be a short intermission featuring data collection challenges. Come with or without your device 

and learn how to get started on submitting data or just enjoy learning about local and global 

efforts  to understand our world. Teens and adults are welcome. Please call 434-4583 or email for more information.

Pesticide Problems and Solutions On Wednesday, April 26, please join the Huntington

Community Gardeners for their Spring Kick-off Event, co-sponsored by the Library. 6:30 – 7:00 

potluck snacks and desserts. Please remember that we are a Zero Waste venue (see below). At 7:00 

Shaina Kasper from the Toxic Action Center will present an overview of home lawn and garden 

pesticides - the problems they create for healthy ecosystems and earth-friendly alternatives. There 

will also be a chance to learn about the Community Gardens and sign up for a plot. Everyone is 

welcome to this informative event – gardener or not!

Current Art Exhibit  Huntington's own artist Terry Boyle is featured this month!  Come look at his 

spectacular watercolors.

Book Group The next reading is "The Weird Sisters" by Eleanor Brown.  We plan on meeting Sunday, 

April 23, at 10 am.  Younger children are welcome to come along and join the parallel mini book club!  

There will be coffee, tea, and treats!  

Many thanks to all of you who donated time and energy to the Library. Special thanks to Joanne and Gail

Conley for donating the landscaping services performed by Texas Hill Lawncare, Debbie Worthley for the 

perennial garden care, Terry Boyle for pruning the landscape trees, and to Dave Cozzens for putting the 

finishing touches on the office shelves and cupboards.

Book Sale  A variety of adult and children’s books are for sale in the lobby. Cozy up on a chilly day with 

a good book!

Recycle at the Library  Did you know that we accept CLEAN recyclables here at the Library? Items such 

as all Colgate products, Brita water filters and pitchers, Clif bar packaging, baby food pouches, all Tom's of

Maine products, and all Garnier beauty products! Come on in and see the list of acceptable items!

Used Ink Cartridges We also collect all used ink cartridges that can be redeemed for dollars through

FundingFactory! If possible, cartridges that are in their original packaging are preferred.

Elder Enrichment Passes Available Education and Enrichment for everyone! EEE is a non-denominational

lifelong organization presenting 12 weeks of interesting and diverse programs each fall and spring at the 

Faith United Methodist Church in Burlington. For more information visit the website

Zero Waste The Library is now a Zero Waste venue. When you come to the Library and/or attend programs

where refreshments are served we ask that you bring your own cups, plates, utensils and napkins. If you have

 babies or children, please remember to bring everything out with you that you brought in with you!

First Friday Movie Night will be showing The Jungle Book (2016) on Friday, November 4, at 7 pm. Be sure to try reading Rudyard Kipling's version to find the differences!

Fall Hours Please note the slight difference in our fall hours on Friday. Sunday, 12 pm – 5pm; Monday 10 am – 6 pm; Tuesday and Thursday 12 pm – 5 pm; Friday 10 am – 5 pm.

New Wordpress Website  Soon we will be using a new website -!  Be sure to check us out on the new wordpress website!

General Information

Huntington Library Notes  is a music series made possible in part by a generous grant from the Ben & Jerry's Foundation.

Memorial Book Dedication  
To honor those who have part of or community and hearts, the Library is will have a special commemorative book dedication.  Those who have lost a family member or significant other are invited to choose a book to be dedicated to their loved one.  After the event there will also be a special ongoing section on the Library's new website to view the books which have been dedicated.  

Seed Library Volunteer Needed  The Huntington Library has sponsored a Seed Library for the past several years.  A wonderful collection of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds for trade, donation, or even free have been provided through this service.  The Library is looking for a dedicated someone (or two) for help with reinvigorating the collection and to set up and attractive, self-service display.  Please drop by the Library, call Anne at 434-4583 or email

Book Sale  Perpetual book sale in lobby.  We have an interesting variety of adult and children's books.  Search through our treasures for a read on chilly day!
Solar Site Assessment Kit available for checkout! An individual site assessment tool helps you learn more about solar living.

First Friday of the Month Family Movies:  Join us for family friendly movies and popcorn on the first Friday of the month at 7 pm (schedule runs with the school calendar)>                                                    

Recycling Fundraiser Thank you to those of you who bring in used ink cartridges and retired cell phones.  We participate in a fundraising, recycling program which keeps waste out of the landfills and puts money in our coffers.  This is an important on-going fundraiser for the Library.  Drop off used ink cartridges, laser printer cartridges and small electronics (phones, GPS units, cameras) anytime during open hours. 

Shelburne Museum Pass Available Thanks to a gift from the Ben and Jerry’s Foundation we have purchased a library membership to the Shelburne Museum.  With this membership comes a pass for free entry into the museum by library patrons carrying the pass.  The pass is available for a three-day check-out period.  Also currently available are passes to ECHO, and Shelburne Farms, and the Birds of Vermont Museum.

Seeking Sunday Librarian  Join our team of  volunteer Sunday Librarians, the people who keep the Library open from noon – 5 pm every Sunday.  Training is provided and shifts only come up once a month or less.  For more information about this fun and important way to serve your town, contact Anne or Stacey at the Library.

Access your Library Account Patrons of the Huntington Library can take a look at what they have borrowed; their borrowing history; and they can reserve and renew items from home by logging into their patron account.   Find out how by stopping by or emailing the Library.

Magazines We now have subscriptions to several magazines and have space for additions as they are suggested/donated.  We currently have Newsweek, Parenting, Orion, Smithsonian, Northern Woodlands, Backyard Poultry, Consumer Reports, Vermont Fences and Acres USA.

Computer Rules We ask that patrons sign in to use the computers and thereby agree to a few rules.  Minors require a parent’s permission.   Parents should be aware that computer use at the library is unsupervised. 

Electronic and Audiobooks books now available Library patrons may now take advantage of eBooks and audiobooks download through the service Listenup Vermont.  The collection is always growing and is available to patrons with a valid Huntington Library card.  Ask at the Library to get started.

Access your Library account Patrons of the Huntington Library can now take a look at what they have borrowed; their borrowing history; and they can reserve and renew items from home by logging into their patron account.   Find out how by stopping by or emailing the Library.

Thank You We would like to thank those of you who have responded to our annual fundraising appeal.  Giving to the library is one way to keep your donation dollars close to home, and support a town resource that enriches our community in many ways. 

Storytime Early Literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write.  Children get ready to read years before they start school.  Helping them learn important skills early on lays the solid foundation they need to become good readers.  Every Friday morning at Storytime we target the six specific early literacy skills as defined by the American Library Association in its Early Literacy Initiative.  Young children and their parents are invited to join us for books, rhymes, music and fun on Fridays at 10 am.

Day Care Visits We are offering monthly visits to day care homes operating in Huntington.  If you would like to have library staff come to your home to read to the children and/or you would like to have a box of books delivered, call the library and we will make arrangements

Adopt an Author We are always looking for author and book sponsors.  This is one important way that we are able to keep new books on the shelves.  Let us know if you have a book in mind or if you would like to choose one from our wish list.

Recycled Ink Cartridges We have a recycle bin for your used ink and toner cartridges.  Bring them to us and we can send them in for a rebate.  Thanks.

Money for the Library  The Huntington Public Library can receive a penny every time you search the Internet. When you need to search go to and money from Yahoo advertisers will go to the Huntington Public Library.