National Library Week



Dear library friends,

First and foremost, we have missed seeing you!  As National Library Week begins, we’re still caught in a virtual world.  The Library Week theme was changed from “Find Your Place at the Library” to “Find the Library at Your Place.”

Mary and I had hoped to reinstate curbside delivery and pick up this week, but we still haven’t gotten full approval – more info soon!  As I’m sure has been true for everyone, this last month has been a whirlwind of procedural changes and suspension of services to comply with Governor Scott’s safety orders.  For us, this has meant quickly navigating the unfamiliar terrain of Zoom meetings, creating YouTube content, fielding unemployment questions, leading virtual book discussions, researching best practices for coronavirus disinfectants, and attempting to plan programs for an unknown future.

Mary (who works most of her hours in the library so her daughters can do their college work at home) has been taking more calls lately for help accessing downloadable content.  This is exciting!  Your library card gives you free access to two huge databases of audios and e-books for all ages.  Audiobooks are a welcome break from screen-staring.  Listen-Up Vermont (LUV) uses an app called Libby; RB Digital offers a different collection of materials, and login procedure.  Both provide downloads for phones, kindle-type devices and computers.  The trickiest part is the initial set up.  Look at instructions here, or contact Mary if you don’t know your card number or need any help (468-5574).

Our website Welcome page has a grid of links to these and other virtual services.  See a summary  here.  There are many additional links on the Children’s page, and new resources will be added regularly to this News blog.  If you haven’t done so already, follow us on Facebook and Instagram for quick updates and photos.

Stay safe, have a happy National Library Week, and let us help shine light on your place (until we meet again face-to-face)!


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