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Roxbury Central Celebrates FLOB at the Roxbury Library

All children grades K-6 are welcome to attend the FLOB (For the Love of Books) event at the Roxbury Library on Saturday, March 23 from 11:00am to 1:00pm.  Games, puzzles, snacks, and a few hidden Easter eggs!  Stop in to see us!

Special Visitors from Roxbury Central

We were so happy this week to have visitors from Roxbury Central School.  Visiting our library was part of their For the Love of Books Month (FLOB), and sharing stories with grades Kindergarten, 1, 2, and 4 was an absolute pleasure.  Many of the children took out their very first library cards!  Below are photos of Kindergarten and grades 1 and 2:  grade 4 photo will be available next week.  Many thanks to RCS librarian Margaret Tucker and the classroom teachers and staff for making this possible!

Coming Up in March and April at the Roxbury Library


Every Thursday: Chair Yoga 3:30 - 4:15pm.  Suggested donation to Twisted Sister Yoga $10.00.  Wear comfortable clothing and enjoy this relaxing 45 minutes.

Wednesday, March 20:  Breast Cancer Survivor’s Support Group, 5:00pm.  All are welcome to attend for conversation and compassion.

Thursday, March 21: Toddler Time!  Story and a snack - 11:00am

Friday, March 29:  Write Through the Amherst Method with Sharon Israel of Writers in the Mountains. 3:00pm - 5:00pm.  Session fee $12.00.  For more information and to register go to www.writersinthemountains.org.  This group will meet the last Friday of EVERY month!


Every Thursday: Chair Yoga 3:30 - 4:15pm.  Suggested donation to Twisted Sister Yoga $10.00.  Wear comfortable clothing and enjoy this relaxing 45 minutes.

Monday, April 8:  Garden Supplies Sale begins:  You’ll find lots of seed starter rays, pots, planters, and all kinds of supplies at the Library.  Stop in during regular hours and get your gardens planned!

Tuesday, April 23:  Annual Meeting of the Roxbury Library Association Board of Trustees, 4:00pm.  All members of the Association may attend.  New Board members will be welcomed.

Monday, April 29:  Threads of Time Vintage Linens Sale begins. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of women’s handiwork, lovingly crafted by skilled hands of women throughout history.  Explore a curated collection of exquisite handiwork from intricately embroidered linens to beautifully stitched quilts.  This not-to-be-missed sale will be held during regular library hours.  Mother’s Day gift shopping??

Breast Cancer Survivor’s Support Group and Toddler Time! April dates to be announced.

Events at the Library Week of February 19

Get out your calendars and a pen: we have a busy week coming up at the Library!
Monday, February 19:      Closed for President’s Day
Wednesday, February 21: Breast Cancer Survivor’s Support Group, 5:00pm
Thursday, February 22:    Toddler Time! 11:00am - bring ‘em on in!
Chair Yoga: 3:30-4:15pm - open to all ages and abilities
Saturday, February 24: Soup & Sip Event 5:00-7:00pm (Town-wide event)

ALL ARE WELCOME TO LIBRARY EVENTS! Call 607-326-7901 for more information

Toddler Time! Save the Date!

Bring your Toddler in on Friday, December 29, at 11:00am for a fun gathering of toddlers and their parents and/or grandparents.  Ellen and Maggie will read a story, do a quick craft, and have a snack.  It’s a great way to meet other parents/grandparents, and it’ll keep your little one busy for sixty minutes!!  Win/Win!

Call 607-326-7901 for more information.

Summer Reading Program July 2023!

The Summer 2023 Reading Program will be held during the remainder of July!

For children entering Grades 1 & 2 in the Fall of 2023:  Mondays July 17 & 24:  9-10am

For children entering Grades 3 & 4 in the Fall of 2023:  Wednesdays July 19 & 26:  9-10am

Please call the Library at 607-326-7901 for more information, or email ro.mary@4cls.org.

Welcome, Kindergarteners!

We were so happy to welcome the Roxbury Central School Class of 2035 to the Library today!  We read a story, toured the library, and answered all kinds of questions.  We hope to see them back again soon!

Ongoing RCS Children’s Program at the Roxbury Library

In September 2015, all families with students enrolled in Kindergarten through 6th grade at Roxbury Central School (RCS) were offered a free Roxbury Library Association membership for their children.

90 RCS families enrolled in the program.   The membership cards entitle students to borrow two books for two weeks, with a renewal privilege for another two weeks.  The membership does not include borrowing movie DVDs.

The purpose of this program is to encourage literacy and to increase use of the Roxbury Library by younger children, our community’s future citizens.  Essential to this program is the collaboration between the RCS librarian, Mrs. Maria Johnson, and the Roxbury Library’s children’s room volunteer, Ms. Joan Lalosh.

Between September 25, 2015 and October 1, 2015, every K through 6 class had a field trip to the Roxbury Library. Students toured the facility, listened to a read-aloud book, and received their new library cards.

On subsequent visits, students received free children’s books, checked out library books, and participated in learning activities.  During inclement weather, Ms. Lalosh visited the RCS library during regularly scheduled library classtime, brought Roxbury Library books to the students, and led activities for the students.

Currently, 101 families are enrolled in the free library card program, and all classes visit the RLA library to borrow books, and to participate in learning activities, in coordination with their regular library sessions at the school, and on dates agreed upon with Mrs. Johnson.  Plans are to continue this program in the 2016-2017 school year.