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St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819
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Athenaeum News

The Friends Afternoon Tea, Sunday, July 14, 1 PM

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Come enjoy an afternoon with friends and delectable tea treats. A silent auction will be available. Reservations preferred, but not necessary. To reserve seats email Adele West-Fisher, or call her at 802-745-1391.

 Proceeds from this event will support youth & adult
programming for the  St. Johnsbury Library and Art Gallery.


Tech Support is Back! Thursdays, 5-7 PM

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Need an email account?

 Want to browse the internet?

 Want to enjoy free ebooks and audiobooks?

 Device giving you trouble?

 Bring your phone, tablet, or laptop to our weekly tech support session and learn how to access our online services!

Vermont Attraction Passes Summer 2019

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Patrons of the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum can check out three-day attraction passes at the main floor circulation desk. These passes are on a first come, first served availability. These passes are not eligible to be placed on hold.    Includes passes to Vermont State Parks; Vermont Historic Sites; ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain; and Vermont History Museum. Read more about these places    HERE.

Patrons of the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum can check out three-day attraction passes at the main floor circulation desk. These passes are on a first come, first served availability. These passes are not eligible to be placed on hold.

Includes passes to Vermont State Parks; Vermont Historic Sites; ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain; and Vermont History Museum. Read more about these places HERE.

The 2020 Census is Hiring Now!

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There is still time to get your application done for the first wave of hiring.

Wages range between $16.50 - $18.00/hr.  Jobs have flexible hours and can be part-time or full-time.  You will be hired to work in your own area.  Immerse yourself in full-time work or add some supplemental income.  Ages 17 years old and up is acceptable.

The Census started in 1790, and every 10 years since, we, the people, have participated in a process called the U.S. Decennial Census. We do this so that we know who we are, and what we need, for good roads, schools, hospitals and so much more.  Many many federal grants to states for school, housing, infrastructure and environmental programs are based on each Census count.  

You are doing a great service to your community to help with the 2020 Census effort.
Be part of shaping your future! APPLY ONLINE at For more information or help applying, please call 1-855-JOB-2020.

If you APPLY NOW you will have more choices of duration and timing of work.

Any questions reach out locally to 

Athenaeum Seed Library Open!

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The Seed Library is now open for business. Any community person may participate. We ask that people register in the Membership binder so we can keep statistics on usage.  The only thing requested in return is a donation of seeds from your harvest or a packet or two of non-GMO seeds to replenish our inventory. For more information, contact Adele West-Fisher at 802-745-1392 or

Job Opening: Custodian

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Job Title:  Custodian

FLSA Classification:  Non-exempt

Reports to:  Athenaeum Director


The Custodian performs cleaning duties, maintenance support, event setup and take down, snow removal, and grounds work. Position requires demonstrated experience in wood and floor maintenance, and building and grounds maintenance.  Custodian will uphold the standards of work appropriate for this National Historic Landmark building.  

 20 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 6:00 am-10:00 am.  Evening hours after the Athenaeum is closed may be negotiable. 

More Details HERE.

New Book Discussion Group

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This group is just starting, so let us know what works best with your schedule: mornings or afternoons, days of the week. The planned start date is in May. At the first meeting we will decide on a book list, meeting time, and discussion format. What better way to spend your time, reading  and discussing good books and meeting new people! If you are interested, please contact one of the people listed below by the end of April:

 Kathy Emerson         413-219-2518   

Adele West-Fisher   802-745-1392
Coordinator of Library Services

Take the 2019 Athenaeum Survey!

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In order for us to provide the best possible service to our patrons, we ask you to please complete this survey and return it to us. Thank you in advance for helping us continue to provide outstanding service to the local, national and international communities.

Take the survey HERE.


Please Invest in the Athenaeum!

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Go to the Giving Page HERE.

We usually receive a good percentage of our Annual Fund gifts the last week of December, and we need you  to pitch in and help us reach our goal this year. Your giving allows us to add to our library collection, maintain our unique art gallery, and invite presenters of educational and entertaining programs year round, free to the public. The Annual Fund is critical to our continued success; we were able to expand our hours this year due to last year's successful Annual Fund campaign and our wonderful volunteers.

Please consider a year-end gift to the Athenaeum in any amount. Go to the Giving Page

We truly appreciate your investment in the future of the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum!

Thank you to all our 2018 Volunteers!

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We extend a very special thank you to the wonderful volunteers who allowed the Athenaeum to continue serving our patrons and visitors in 2018. We truly rely on your dedication, skills, and heart:

Marge Achilles, Lisa Adler, Patricia Anderson, Vic and Cecile Boivin, Tim Bryner, Bud Burke, Alice Burnham, Bonnie Dasher-Andersen, Candlin Dobbs, Elizabeth Evans, Robert Faling, Jeff Gold, Patricia Gould, Eli Haskins, Lucy Haworth, Colleen Honea, Linda Hunkins, Patton Hyman, Elinor Levy, Reeve Lindbergh, Julianne Mackey, Cindy McCulloch, Christine McIntyre, Robert Miille, Louise Rader, Mary Liz Riddle, Ewa Seiler, Joan Smith, Darlena Smith, Pat Swartz, Carol Toles, Irene Treholme, Dotti Jackson-Turek, Debbie Wallens-Matte, Jim and Betsy Zorn.

From all of us at the Athenaeum, have a healthy and happy holiday season!

Please give to the Athenaeum!

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The Athenaeum Annual Fund runs until December 31 and supports every part of our mission: providing a free library for the town with current materials; preserve the art gallery; and provide free programs for adults and children. Only 20 percent of our budget comes from the town—we receive no state or federal funds. The rest comes from our wonderful supporters. Please join them in supporting our National Landmark! Give HERE.

Thank you for your support!

Job Opening: Literacy Outreach Coordinator

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The Literacy Outreach Coordinator is a national service position with LEAP, the Lyndonville Economic AmeriCorps Program, serving at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum under the supervision of the Youth Services Librarian. Term of service is September 1, 2018 - May 31, 2019, with the possibility of continued service the next term. Members must complete 450 hours during this time period. Read more about the position HERE.

Call for Pies!

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Call for Pies!

Friends of the Athenaeum Pie Sale

Colors of the Kingdom

Saturday, September 15th 2018

Donate a pie and help with our most delectable fundraiser. Our goal is one hundred pies or more!

All monies raised go to the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum for youth and adult programming and reading materials.

Sign up at the Athenaeum, email, or call 802-748-8291. Thanks for your help!