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.
The library will be closed for a week from June 29 through July 4th
Infomation and registration materials for summer camps at the library can be found on the children's page.
Summer Hours at the Library run from Monday, June 15th through Saturday, Aug. 29th.
Summer hours are:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00 - 5:30
Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 - 8:00
Saturday 9:00 - 1:00
Get your VT libraries passport at the Fairfax Community Library and add some geeky fun to your summer !
Explore Vermont's libraries with The Vermont Library Association's Passport to Vermont Libraries.
This summer from June first to September first, ninety-nine Vermont public and academic libraries will be handing out passports and encouraging patrons to visit some of Vermont's unique, beautiful and creative libraries.
"One of my favorite things about Vermont is the huge number of different libraries all over the state. Nearly very town has a cool library somewhere in it" says VLA president and second generation librarian Virgil Fuller, director of Chelsea Public Library. "We want to share our love of libraries with all Vermonters."
Local libraries will offer passport stamps and small prizes. Three patrons statewide (adult, young adult, child) will receive Vermont Library Ambassador awards for visiting the most libraries and a copy of the classic book on Vermont's libraries Where the Books Are a book about the history and architecture of Vermont's public libraries by Pat Belding. Visitors to Fairfax Community Library will receive a special small prize and a stamp in thier passoprt!
Patrons are encouraged to post pictures and stories on the VLAs facebook page http://facebook.com/vermontpassport
More details about the program are available at http://vermontlibraries.org/passport
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. Also, we 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.
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
- Lawrence Memorial Library, Bristol
HOW COOL IS THAT?
To get more info and your new card, stop by the library!