Swanton Public Library

1 First Street

Swanton, VT





 Mon & Tues    2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 Wed & Thurs  10:00 am - 7:00 pm
 Fri & Sat       10:00 am - 2:00 pm

We have so much going on that we can't possibly list it all on our home page. So be sure to check out our events calendar as well as our new newsletter for everything Library during October.

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Our Staff:
Michelle Beaulieu,  Director​​​

Danielle Fabrizio, Youth Services
Cheryl Messier, Library Assistant
Darla Blondo, Library Assistant​
Caleb Rupp, Library Assistant

Here are just a few things you can look forward this October at SPL!!

October is Family History Month – check out these programs and activities! 

Family Trees and a Book About Me 

  • Join us on Friday, October 8, from 10-11:30 AM to make illustrated family trees and a decorated book all about you. For ages 6-11.

Oral History as Discovery Research 

  • ​Interested in family history? Was Great-Grandma a suffragette or Great- Grandpa a bootlegger? On Sunday, October 11, at 2 PM in the King’s Daughter’s Room, historian and folklorist Gregory Sharrow of the Vermont Humanities Council will show us how to collect and record oral histories. 

Guiding Good Choices 

  • A five-part parenting education and workshop series to be held on five consecutive Tuesdays (October 20 through November 17), 5:30-8:30 PM. Dinner and childcare provided. The Guiding Good Choices program will provide tools for managing family conflict, strengthening family bonds, and helping parents prevent drug and alcohol abuse in their children and kids to resist peer pressure and say no to drugs. Sessions are limited to 20 adults per class. Sign up at the library. 

Open Art Room

  • Create anything you want at the Swanton Public Library on Tuesday, October 6, 4-8 PM. Bring your own supplies (including, if needed, a drop cloth). For ages 16 and up. Let’s all do art! 

Family Movie Matinee 

  • Who doesn’t love a Saturday afternoon movie? On Saturday, October 10, at 2 PM, we’ll be showing Kiki’s Delivery Service, a Japanese animated film directed by Hayao Miyazaki. This is the story of a young witch who – along with her talking black cat – lands a job delivering goods by broomstick. (This doesn’t always go smoothly.) 103 minutes long. Rated G. 

Teen Movie Night 

  • Popcorn and a movie! Would you rather see classic Dr. Who or Ghostbusters? The Tardis or SLIME? Show up and help us choose on Friday, October 16, at 6 PM. 

Teen Advisory Board 

  • By teens and for teens! Come chat, plot, play games, and plan the kinds of programs you’d most like to see at the library. We’ll do our best to get you what you want. Within reason, guys. Tuesday, October 27, at 6 PM. 

Teen Read Week: 

  • October 18-24 Established by the American Library Association in 1998, the purpose of Teen Read Week is to encourage teens to be readers and library users. We’ll be showcasing all our favorite books for teens.