VERGENNES POLICE CHIEF George Merkel is joined by Children’s Librarian Rachel Plant during a presentation to more than a dozen kids at Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes last week.
VERGENNES — On the evening of Monday, Nov. 18, a group of approximately 20 children and almost an equal number of parents came to the Bixby Library to share an evening of reading, laughter and chocolate chip cookies (made by Mrs. Merkel) with Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel. The Bixby Library Children’s Librarian Rachel Plant handed out a stuffed animal to each child, who were dressed in pajamas and slippers.  “The Bixby Library provides some wonderful opportunities to both children and parents to experience the wonders of reading,” Merkel said. “I am and will always be an advocate of...
MIDDLEBURY — Each Thursday through the summer, Ilsley Public Library's Children's Librarian loads up her bike with books to give away and rides — in costume — to the free summer lunch at Middlebury's rec park. Each kid gets to pick one book from the bike to take home. While kids picnic on the grass, Tricia reads stories. Then she rides away.

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