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.
Applications are being accepted until April 14th for a student library assistant!
25 hours per week, 10 weeks, VT minimum wage ($9.15/hr.), must be done with sophomore year.
Open to all students (public school, private school, homeschool) from Fairfax, Georgia, or Fletcher.
Dates are approximately June 12 - August 24.
Application forms are available at the library!
Application deadline is April 14th.
Winter Weather closings: If school is cancelled in Fairfax, the library will be closed for the day. We will post this on Facebook, VT Grandpa, and our phone message as soon as we know in the morning. (It will not be posted here because the librarian cannot update the webpage from home.) We encourage you to call the library if you are in doubt, before heading out! If school is cancelled and the library is open, after school programs will be cancelled.
It is tax time! Both VT and Federal tax agencies will no longer send multiple copies of forms and instructions to outlets. We have printed out copies of the most common forms - both Federal and Vermont - and made them available on our front counter. The staff is also prepared to assist patrons in accessing government websites for additional forms and instructions. Printing is 10 cents per page.
The forms we have printed out for your convenience are: Federal 1040, 1040-EZ, Schedule A. Vermont PR141 Renter Rebate, IN-111 Income Tax Return, HS-122 Homestead Declaration,
IN-112 Adjustments & Credits, and HI-144 Household Income.
Are you crafty or good with your hands? The library is seeking one or two volunteers to help repair books. Twice a month for 2 hours or less should do it! We would provide training and all the materials. It involves things like gluing torn pages and using special tape for loose bindings. It would be a great help to the library staff!
Please call Joy or Debbie at 849-2420 to volunteer or ask questions. Thanks!
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
HOW COOL IS THAT?
To get more info and your new card, stop by the library!