The Fairfax Community Library is located at Bellows Free Academy in Fairfax, Vermont. Our physical and mailing address is 75 Hunt St. All Fairfax residents may sign up for a free library card. Non-residents are welcome to use the library and may get a card for a $15/yr. fee. Or, if your home town library is a member of the Homecard System, and your account is in good standing, we will honor your current home library card here.
Thursday & Friday
October 8 & 9
Open Thursday 9:00 – 8:00
Open Friday 9:00 – 3:15
The library is trying something NEW this year for Halloween! You’ve seen the crowds of Trick-or-Treaters on and near Main Street! We would like to take up a donation of candy for distribution to those folks who live on Main Street and so generously open their homes and hearts (and wallets) for Halloween.
Donations are welcome from anyone, but especially if you live on a back road and have kids or grandkids, please consider grabbing a bag or two the next time you go shopping! And thanks.
TO DONATE: Please bring donations of candy to the library by FRIDAY OCTOBER 23RD AT 3:15 PM.
TO RECEIVE: If you live on Main street and are one of those who gets swamped with kids, please call or email the library with your name and phone number BY FRIDAY OCTOBER 23RD AT 3:15 PM to sign up for a share. We’d love to help you out!
After the deadline we will divvy up the donations AMONG THOSE WHO SIGNED UP TO RECEIVE A SHARE. Donation share pick up will be the week of Oct. 26 - 30th.
P.S. The library will be open from 5-7 on Halloween (Saturday, Oct. 31st) for Trick-or-Treaters. Please stop by for treats, and get your picture taken too.
Did you know? Kindles available!
We have a non-touch screen Kindle that we loan out to patrons for 2 weeks. It is loaded with classic titles. We have a touch screen Kindle that you can borrow to use with downloadable ebooks or audio books from Listen Up Vermont, and it also has about 50 titles on it. We will take requests for purchasing titles for the Kindle. Let us know if there is something you can't find and would like to read on the Kindle. Stop by the front desk for more information.
Free family passes to parks and museums across Vermont are available at the library!
Passes may be reserved up to a week in advance by phone or in the library, and must be returned on the same day as they are taken out. These are open year-round:
Echo Leahy Center: Admits up to 4 people, $4 each. (www.echovermont.org)
Vermont State Parks: Free entry into state park day areas for up to 8 people in one vehicle (10 am to sunset) (www.vtstateparks.com)
Vermont Historic Sites: Free entry for one family or groups of up to 8 people (www.HistoricVermont.org/sites)
Vermont’s History Museum: Free family admission (www.vermonthistory.org)
Shelburne Museum: Free family admission.
Birds of Vermont Museum: Free admission for one immediate family. (http://www.birdsofvermont.org)
Elder Education Enrichment: Free pass to attend one lecture per person per semester. (www.EEEVermont.org)
Passes may be reserved up to a week in advance by phone or in the library, and must be returned on the same day as they are taken out.
With your YELLOW LIBRARY CARD you can:
- Have access to your library account.
- See what you have out & when things are due.
- Renew your materials.
- Put items on hold.
WE ARE PART OF THE HOMECARD SYSTEM!
- You can use your Fairfax card to borrow books at 20 public libraries in Chittenden, Lamoille and Grand Isle Counties!
With a library card issued from your home community, area residents can check-out materials from 20 libraries in Chittenden, Grand Isle, and Lamoille counties. Known as HomeCard, this cooperative system provides users with expanded library hours and a large collection of books, magazines, videos, music, and recorded books available for check-out.Libraries participating in the HomeCard system include:
- Varnum Memorial Library (Cambridge/Jeffersonville)
- Charlotte Public Library
- Burnham Memorial Library (Colchester)
- Essex Free Library (Essex Town) listed under departments
- Carpenter Carse Library (Hinesburg)
- Grand Isle Free Library
- Georgia Public Library
- Huntington Public Library
- Jericho Town Library
- Milton Public Library
- Richmond Free Library
- Pierson Library (Shelburne)
- South Burlington Community Library
- South Hero Community Library
- Deborah Rawson Memorial Library (Underhill/Jericho)
- Westford Public Library
- Dorothy Alling Memorial Library (Williston)
- Winooski Memorial Library
- Lawrence Memorial Library, Bristol
HOW COOL IS THAT?
To get more info and your new card, stop by the library!