Fall 2021 News & Events

Burlington Library Welcomes Visitors on Thanksgiving: WCAX November 2021

Fletcher Free Library Expands to Burlington's New North End: WCAX November 2021

Libraries Lead the Way-Again: Our Towns November 2021

Understanding the Social Wellbeing Impacts of the Nation's Libraries and Museums: Institute of Museum and Library Services November 2021

Hostile Terrain 94 Exhibit Comes to Burlington: VT Digger October 2021

Summer 2021 News & Events

Heat & Humidity Are Expected to Linger Through Friday: VT Digger August 2021

Where to Find Cooling Sites in Burlington This Week: Burlington Free Press August 2021

Library Brings Free Summer Fun & Programs: VT Digger July 2021

Local Libraries Have Lake Champlain Science Kits for Loan: The Sun June 2021

Spring 2021 News & Events

FFL Launches Digital Provide Project : VT Digger April 2021

Laptops and Wi-Fi Hotspots Available for Checkout at Burlington Library: Burlington Free Press April 2021

This Place in History: Fletcher Free Library: Channel 22/44 April 2021

Library Launches Community Science Program: VT Digger April 2021

Celebrating National Poetry Month at Fletcher Free Library: Channel 22/44 April 2021

Fletcher Free Library Sees Increase in Interest in Books on Race: WCAX March 2021

Winter 2020-2021 News & Events

Library Book Late? Overdue Fees Are Going Away at Many Libraries Amid COVID-19 Crisis: USA Today February 2021

Black VT Libraries List Books Featuring Black Authors and Characters for Black History Month: Burlington Free Press February 2021

Fine-ally-Fletcher Free Library in Burlington Eliminates Penalty for Overdue Books: Burlington Free Press January 2021

The Community Reacts to Burlington Public Library Ending Late Fees: NBC5 January 2021

Burlington Public Library Removes Overdue Fines: Houston Chronicle January 2021

Fletcher Free Library Removes Fines: WCAX January 2021

Fletcher Free Library Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day: VT Digger January 2021

Fletcher Free Library Hosts Guinness-Breaking Sticker Ball: WCAX January 2021

Wacky Winter Fun in Burlington:MyChamplainValley.com January 2021 

Fletcher Free Library Displays World's Largest Ball of Stickers: KidsVT.com December 2020

Fletcher Free Library Has a Scavenger Hunt to Put a Little Fun into Your Winter: Burlington Free Press December 2020

Fletcher Free Library Seeks Donations for Books for Children Gift Campaign: WCAX November 2020

Fletcher Free Library Hosting 30th Annual Books for Children Gift Campaign: MyChamplainValley.com November 2020

Fall 2020 News & Events

Libraries Want You to Read Banned Books, FFL Has Wednesday Readings: Burlington Free Press October 2020

Banned Books Week Community Reading at FFL: VTDigger September 2020

StoryWalk Comes to Leddy Park: Seven Days September 2020

Fletcher Free Library Posts StoryWalk at Leddy Park: KidsVT.com September 2020

Read While Enjoying Vermont's Natural Beauty: MyChampainValley.com September 2020

Fletcher Free Library launches StoryWalk: VT Digger September 2020

New StoryWalk at Burlington's Leddy Park: WCAX September 2020

New Vermont 'StoryWalk' Promotes Reading and Spending Time Outdoors: NECN September 2020

Summer 2020 News & Events

Fletcher Free Library Summer Series: Introducing Leddy Park StoryWalk "Pie Is for Sharing": Town Meeting TV August 2020

Vermont City a "Haven of Good Nature" Shows Care for Those in Quarantine: NECN August 2020

Libraries Across Vermont Continue to Serve Despite Pandemic: VT Digger August 2020

Fletcher Free Library Celebrates Summer: VT Digger August 2020

 Libraries Around Chittenden County Begin to Reopen: Burlington Free Press July 2020

Spring 2020 News & Events

Libraries Sort Out New Steps: Seven Days May 2020

FFL Offering Curbside Book Pickup Special: WCAX May 2020

FFL Reopens Special OPS: VT Digger May 2020

Burlington Kids Get Toys and Books Along with Lunch: VPR May 2020

Burlington School Food Project Adds Frozen Meals to the Menu: WCAX April 2020

BSD and Fletcher Free Library Team Up to Offer Free Books to Children: Burlington School District April 2020

Burlington Schools and Fletcher Free Library Offer Free Books to Children: VT Digger April 2020

Food and Book Pickup Sites Available in Burlington: WCAX April 2020

Library Launches Community Challenges: VT Digger April 2020

FFL Adds Services: VT Digger April 2020

FFL Suspends OPS and Book Drop: VT Digger March 2020

Libraries Offer Curbside Access for Stay-At-Home Readers: Burlington Free Press March 2020

FFL Announces Special OPS: VT Digger March 2020

VT Libraries Expand Online Services, Arrange Curbside Pickup: VT Digger March 2020

FFL to Close 3-18 to 4-6-20: VT Digger March 2020

Winter 2019-2020 News & Events

FFL Museum Pass Expansion: VT Digger February 2020

Author Punk Rocker Shawna Potter Visits Vermont Talk about Making Spaces Safer

My Uneven First Steps in Local Year: Shareable February 2020

Public Libraries Adapt to the 21st Century and Uphold Democracy: Seven Days February 2020

FFL Hosts Harry Potter Themed Party and Events: Burlington Free Press February 2020

Milton Photographer to Show at FFL: Milton Independent February 2020

Public Libraries Expanding The Sharing Economy by Adding Libraries of Things: Shareable February 2020

Burlington Library Offers Up Program to Bring Back Overdue Books: WCAX January 2020

Feeling Guilty About Overdue Library Books? Burlington Free Press January 2020

Libraries in the News

Libraries Across Vermont to Expand Services VT Digger March 2020

Public Libraries Adapt to the 21st Century and Uphold Democracy:  Seven Days February 2020 

Fall 2019 News & Events

Party Under the Stars: VT Digger October 2019

Author of Benefits of Being an Octopus to Speak at Fletcher Free Library: VT Digger September 2019

Author Visit Ann Braden: Kids VT September 2019

Gather Round a Guide to Community Centers in Burlington: Seven Days September 2019

Poet Rajnii Eddins: VPR August 2019

Library Commission 

Appointments to the Fletcher Free Library Commission: VT Digger September 2019

Appointments Fletcher Free Library Commission: Vermont Biz September 2019

Shelburne Man Appointed Fletcher Library Commission: Shelburne News August 2019

Summer 2019 News & Events

FFL to Host Computer Workshop for Job Seekers: VT Digger August 2019

Burlington Project Helps Feed Kids When School is Out: Seven Days July 2019

Far Out: Vermont Folklife Center Launches Green Record Project: Seven Days June 2019

Rainy Day Activities: Burlington Free Press July 2019

FFL Offer Burlington Access Resources Social Services Mental Health: Burlington Free Press July 2019

FFL Pilots Community Service Desk: VT Digger July 2019

>Where to Watch FIFA Womens' World Cup Quarterfinals: Burlington Free Press June 2019

Burlington Dad Guild Helps New Fathers Connect and Learn from Each Other: Seven Days July 2019

Ready to Start Making Music: Parade June 2019

Central Vermont Art Preview Article: Rutland Herald May 2019

https://vtdigger.org/2019/05/30/fletcher-free-library-kick-off-summer-challenge-program May 2019

Moon Rocks to Be Exhibited at Burlington Public Library: US News May 2019

Moon Rocks to be Exhibited at Burlington Public Library: WCAX May 2019

FFL to Host Moon Rocks and Meteorites: Seven Days May 2019

Far Out Vermont Folklife Center Launches Green Record Project: Seven Days June 2019

FFL Kick Off Summer Challenge Program: VT Digger May 2019

Early Literacy Outreach Program (ELOP)

FFL Early Literacy Outreach Program: CCTV June 2019

Burlington Breaks Ground on New Child Care Center: VT Digger June 2019

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten: WCAX April 2019

18 Projects Awarded Vermont Community Foundation Spark Grants: Vermont Biz June 2019

Library of Non-Traditional Things

Surprise Libraries Loan More Than Just Books: CSWD September 2019

Surprising Items You Can Borrow Burlington FFL: Burlington Free Press June 2019

Holiday Openings

While Many Places Close for Thanksgiving: AP News November 2019

What's Open Thanksgiving Burlington: Burlington Free Press November 2019

FFL to Open on Thanksgiving and Christmas: VT Digger November 2019

FFL to Stay Open on Hot Independence Day: WCAX July 2019

Cooling Centers Open to Beat the Heat: WCAX July 2019

FFL Stayed Open on the 4th as Cooling Station: My Champlain Valley July 2019

Fletcher Free Cool Spot Burlington: Vermont Biz July 2019

Burlington Area Cooling Stations Open During Weekends Heat Wave: Burlington Free Press July 2019

Beat the Heat Cooling Centers to Open this Weekend: NBC 5 July 2019

Winter/Spring 2019 News & Events

Children's Theater Performance Designed for Kids on Autism Spectrum: NBC 5 April 2019

Books Take Flight at Fletcher Free Library Vermont Biz April 2019


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