Learn about the original architect of the library, Louis Sheldon Newton.
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What better time to reflect on the history of our library's building than now, as we look to toward a future of preservation and expansion.
The Royalton Memorial Library is pleased to present Louis Sheldon Newton: Architect Extraordinaire of Vermont, an exhibit created by the Hartford and Royalton historical societies on display from April 5th-June 4th at the library. Newton was the architect for notable buildings throughout Vermont, including the Royalton Memorial Library (1920-24).
Exhibit Presentation by Martha Knapp and John Dumville
Wednesday, May 4, 7:00--8:00pm

You won't want to miss this special presentation by Martha Knapp of the Hartford Historical Society and John Dumville, curator of the Royalton Historical Society. The exhibit and talk are free and open to the public."I started doing my research in 2010 and after learning that Newton designed the Royalton Memorial Library, all of the pieces came together to begin to share the story with the public" said Knapp who is a Hartford Historical Society trustee, volunteer, and museum director.
Hartford, Vt., native Louis Sheldon Newton (1871-1953) had a long and prolific architectural career in the Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire and around Burlington, Vt.

His work was often in the Colonial Revival architectural style, both in his designs for new construction as well as his alterations of existing buildings, like with his 1914 renovations of the Old Constitution House, in Windsor, Vt.

Upcoming Events

Oil: Past, Present and Future, An Earth Day Discussion
April 21st, 7pm

Join Betty LaWhite for this illustrated talk exploring the history of oil. Positive outcomes like pharmaceutical and medical advances as well as serious environmental drawbacks will be covered. Audience discussion is encouraged. All viewpoints are welcome. Free & open to all.
Intro to Spanish II
Continues Saturday, April 23rd and May 7th, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

This not-for-credit language-learning series is taught by East Bethel resident and Venezuela native, Francis Noel. Classes are free. The class textbook is "Spanish is Fun: Lively Lessons for Beginners (4th edition)" by Heywood Wald. No registration required.

Story Time with Ms. Paula
Every Thursday, 10:00am

Story time includes themed stories, songs, felt board, and manipulative toys to engage and delight toddlers and pre-schoolers.
Exploration Station
Saturday, May 14th, 10:30am

This month's theme is seeds and plants! Bring a young learner for this free science program designed for children in preschool through 3rd grade.
Save the dates, summer book sales are coming!
Sales of donated books benefit the library.
June 9th, ValleyFEST, 3–6pm, on the SoRo Green
July 16th, Old Home Days, 9am–1pm, at the Old Branch Library, Route 14 in Royalton Village
August 6th, Town-wide Yard Sales, 8am–2pm, on the SoRo Green


Did you know that your library card gives you access to hundreds of audio books and e-books for free digital download?

Listen Up! Vermont also known as LUV, provides free downloadable audio books and eBooks which patrons can access at any time, and from anywhere. LUV works with PCs, Mac’s and mobile devices. Currently the collection has approximately 3,167 audiobooks and 5,007 eBooks and is constantly growing and changing. Over the last year 65,728 audiobooks and 72,552 eBooks were circulated!

How to Sign in

If you have a computer, smartphone or tablet, all you need is your library card number to download and borrow eBooks and audiobooks from Listen Up Vermont.

On the Listen Up Vermont home page, click “sign in” button on the upper right. Enter “Royalton Memorial Library” in the search field and click the link that appears below the search bar to sign in.

Sign in using your 14-digit library card number located below the barcode.

Now start browsing! When you find something you want, click "borrow" or "place hold" by clicking on the item.

If this is your first time using the service, you will need to download the free Overdrive app to your device in order to "check out" items from LUV. Click HERE for more information on Overdrive and to download the free software. If you have any problems, contact the library or bring in your device for assistance!

For a meaningful legacy of learning and opportunity for future generations, please consider the Royalton Memorial Library when estate planning.
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