Kimball’s Tiny Table


Kimball Public Library has a podcast!!
Outreach librarian Kate Branstetter interviews library lovers, discusses what’s happening in the library, and explores the quaintness of village life in Randolph, Vermont.

With support by Vincent Freeman of The Underground Recording Studio.

Episode Three (Click Here)

After a teeny tiny hiatus (okay, two months! EEK!) Youth Services Librarian, Courtney Bowen joins Kate and Vincent at Kimball’s Tiny Table. We chat about summer reading with LOTS of recommendations. Whether you are eager to escape into a juicy novel or dive into a phenomenal book that examines racism in America, we got you! Also, Vincent brings us round two of the listening corner series! Join us! 

We mention: 
Summer Reading Bundles, The Herald, The Quaranzine, Richard Russo, Jason Reynolds, American Library Association,, Sue Grafton, DCF, Green Mountain Book Awards, Rick Reuben, Libby, 

Books Mentioned: Interested? Click on the links!
A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara
East of Eden – John Steinbeck
A Gentleman in Moscow – Amor Towles
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires – Grady Hendrix
My Best Friend’s Exorcism -Grady Hendrix
Raising White Kids -Jennifer Harvey
The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas
How to be an Antiracist – Ibram X Kendi
Y is for Yesterday – Sue Grafton
All the Greys on Greene Street – Laura Tucker
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? – Caitlin Doughty
Bloom – Kevin Panetta
James and the Giant Peach – Roald Dahl
The Invited – Jennifer McMahon
Nevernight series – Jay Kristoff
Becoming – Michelle Obama


Episode Two (Click Here)

Dylan Kelley joins the Tiny Table to discuss growing up in Vermont, acquiring his “dream job” at The Herald, and what it is like writing about/for our community. We also talk books, photography and how awesome libraries are! 

PLUS!! After the interview, Vincent introduces our new segment The Listening Corner which shares local music! This episode features a new song from local band ADAD! Stay Tuned.

We mention (links in color) :

The Herald, W Eugene Smith, Susan Meiselas, ILL Interlibrary Loan, Arthur Miller, Staff at The Herald, Chelsea, Vermont, Will’s Store, Thorton Wilder, Diane Arbus, Aperture Magazine, Ansel Adams, Shirley Jackson, Carl Sagan, ADAD

Books Mentioned:
Man in the High Castle – Phillip K. Dick
Sex, Drugs and Coco Puffs – Chuck Klosterman
IQ84 – Haruki Murikami
The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert 

Dylan’s Quarantine List *with links to the books!
Ma Jode – The Grapes of Wrath by Jon Steinbeck
Celie – The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Glenn Rhee – The Walking Dead
Samwise Gamgee – Lord of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Jo March – Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Episode One (Click Here)

Youth Services Librarian, Courtney Bowen stops by to talk books, library programs, and all the terrific resources available to you.

We mention:
COVID-19, Youth Services Librarian, Storytime, Dorothy Canfield Fisher list, Middle Grade Book Club, Fairy Tale Festival, Virtual Children’s Book Festival (May 1st and 2nd), Mo Willems lunchtime doodles, Overdrive / Libby, Epic!

Books mentioned:
Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne
Mo Willems’s Elephant and Piggie books
Who Wet My Pants? by Bob Shea 
Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys audio books (Poll: which is better?)
Agatha Christie
Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
Deep Water by Watt Key
The Golden Compass series by Philip Pullman (book, movie and “HBO: His dark materials” TV show)