Hungry Minds Need Great Books!


The Burnham Memorial Library’s Young Adult Advisory Board (YA Board) works in cooperation with the Rotary Club of Colchester-Milton on its annual holiday basket project. While Rotarians collect food and other essentials for approximately 250 local families, the YA Board collects books for the children and teens in each family. The goal is to ensure that all children and teenagers on the list can feed their minds with something good to read.

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The Burnham Memorial Library is collecting new or like-new books to support this effort until December 9; the drop box is across from the adult circulation desk in the library. Drop boxes are also available at Malletts Bay School, Colchester Middle School, and Colchester High School.

Encouraging literacy is paramount. To learn more about Colchester School District’s literacy programs, please click here for our five-part primer. And to learn more about emergent literacy, please click here.

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