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CAN YOU STILL GET A NEW LIBRARY CARD EVEN IF THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED? YES!

Send an email to the library with your name, mailing address, phone number, and email address

and you will be issued a new library card number.

It's free.

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Starting August 10th

Mondays 10 am to 2 pm

and

Thursdays 4 - 7 pm

A service to the community  MANAGED by All volunteers.

“Take Out” Books

Anytime 24/7 - Browse the Library’s collection and make your book wish list from the

catalog. Search now!

 

Books will not be packaged and left outside for patrons to pickup.

Doors open

Mondays  10 am to 2 pm  

Thursdays  4 pm to 7 pm

Walk through pick up for “Take Out” books  – how it works:

Come to the open door at the Library’s main entrance. It is best to come alone or with as few people/children as possible.

Everyone, please!! Wear a mask. Not optional! No one without a mask may come inside.

Wait your turn outside. Wait in line 6′ apart. 

To obtain books:

Enter one person at a time. Stand in front of the plexiglass in the designated area at the front desk.

Tell the volunteers what books you want to check out or just tell them what topics you like to read. They will quickly collect everything you want for you, and check out the books on the computer at the front desk.

As soon as you receive your books, leave quickly by the open side door.

Next person in line enters after the front desk counters and volunteers’ hands are all sanitized, and when the volunteer says “Next!” Please wait!

There will be no public access to bathroom,

children’s room, or barn.

Returning books:

Place return books in the bin provided by the entrance door during “Take Out” hours.

Or:  Place return books in the big book return mailbox on the porch at any time.

 

Used book donations are not being accepted at this time.

Please save your old books for the Library’s next big, blowout book binge! Thank you.

 

From the Library Trustees:

Click here for the complete 15 page Phased Re-Opening Plan adopted by the Board before the staff resignations indicated below.

JOB POSTING - PART TIME LIBRARIAN

(23 hrs./ week)

click here for printable page of this Job Posting

The Wardsboro Public Library in Wardsboro, VT is seeking an experienced person in library services to fill a permanent part-time librarian position starting immediately.

If you love libraries, enjoy reading and want to encourage others to read, see a need to help people succeed by providing resources and training of news skills....

If you like working in a collaborative environment with library trustees, Friends of the Library, local schools, and other community organizations and want the library to become more than just a place for books ...

If you are creative and innovative, use technology, communicate well, can interact professionally with others and have a positive get it done attitude....

If you believe it's important to create a safe and healthy building space for staff and patrons, so the library can partially reopen to the public...

then you could be a good fit for this job.

Under the supervision of the Board of Library Trustees, these are some of the librarian's essential job functions:

  • manage the efficient, smooth daily operations of the library,

  • organize the acquisition, access, storage and control of adult's and children's library collections,

  • design, develop and deliver an array of library programs and services to address the various needs of patrons of all ages and interests,

  • oversee the safety, cleanliness and neatness of the library's physical space in compliance with CDC and ACCD requirements and guidelines,

  • communicate and promote library services and programs through the Internet, Facebook, library website, and other electronic media,

  • manages the cataloging and circulation of materials using Verso, interlibrary loan services (using Clover), assist patrons to find materials and resources in the library,

  • manage the purchase and maintenance of computers and other electronic devices and assist patrons in using them.

 

Experience/ Skills Requirements

 

  • At least one year previous experience as a librarian, state Certification required.

  • A degree in Library Science or related field is a plus

  • excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills 

  • able to plan and set realistic goals, establish priorities and meet deadlines

  • able to solve problems effectively by identifying issues, determining causes and implements appropriate solutions in a variety of situations,

  • able to control finances and supplies while keeping within budget

  • able to use technology, proficient in Microsoft Office, Google suite, integrated library systems, Wordpress and Canva

The Wardsboro Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

 

The library is currently closed to the public, except for "Take Out
 Books on Mondays and Thursdays.

 

For more information, leave a message at 802-896-6988 or email wardsboropubliclibrary@gmail.com.

 

To apply, email or send a resume and cover letter to Wardsboro Public Library PO Box 170 Main St. Wardsboro, VT 05355, before August 15, 2020. click here for printable page of this Job Posting

 

JULY UPDATES


MPORTANT Update July 31, 2020

Update July 26, 2020 From the Library Trustees

AGENDA - Circumstantial Emergency Meeting of the Wardsboro Public Library to be held at the Library Tuesday  July 28, 2020 at 7 pm. Masks and social distancing required. VIEW AGENDA

Sheri Lewis is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting
Topic: Special Meeting Wardsboro Public Library Trustees
Time: Jul 28, 2020, 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71497672604?pwd=YjdBMEVTbGpPNG1vQWJuaVlLZ0Rudz09
Meeting ID: 714 9767 2604
Passcode: U3K9wt

Update July 24, 2020 From the Library Trustees

We are working on a plan to continue Curbside Pickup of library books with the aid of volunteers. Please keep informed by visiting this website.

Update July 24, 2020 From Library Director Jill Dean

Additional Staff Resignations in addition to the resignation of Library Director Jill Dean

Jen Finaldi, Children's Librarian

Nancy Dawson, Assistant Library Director

 

Update July 23, 2020  - An Announcement From the Library Trustees

It is with regret that the library trustees are announcing the resignation of Jill Dean as the library director of the Wardsboro Public Library effective August 3, 2020.

  For many years Jill has provided library services to the community in a friendly and competent  manner.  She became a public figure and valuable resource in her role at the library and for that we are grateful.   She will be missed by many library patrons in the community. I'm sure Jill's decision to resign was a difficult one to make. We are in a challenging time with the Covid pandemic , therefore the library needs to be flexible and change in many ways we did not expect as we cope with this new environment.

We sincerely wish her success in whatever future endeavors she may pursue.

The trustees remain committed to our duty to provide library services in a safe and effective manner, and ensure  the best use of valuable and scarce town resources given to the library. In time, we want to reopen the library to patron visits, but we want to do it safely. In the meantime, we will continue to provide alternate services that we hope meet your needs.

We are currently looking for a temporary person who will continue to provide  curb-side service and help us  prepare the library for reopening until a permanent person is found to replace Jill.

WPL Board of Trustees,

Carol Backus

Carol Fay

Mark Fernandes

Sheri Lewis

Bob Stupp

 

Update July 18, 2020 Agenda Trustees Meeting

AGENDA - Trustees meeting for ZOOM Monday July 20, 7 pm

IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND THIS MEETING VIA GO TO MEETING, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO THE LIBRARY wardsboropubliclibrary@gail.com BEFORE MONDAY, JULY 20 AT 5:00 PM TO REQUEST THE GO TO MEETING LINK AND LOG-IN INSTRUCTIONS.

 

Update June 29, 2020 Special Meeting Warning

AGENDA  - special meeting for June 30, 2020

Update June 8, 2020 scroll down for earlier updates

 

New Free Audio Books for Children on Audible.com - no account needed. Use your phone, tablet, or laptop. How to Start Listening Here. Go straight to STORIES Here.

 

Update June 1, 2020 scroll down for earlier updates

New Museum Pass to check out with your Library Card

American Precision Museum

Free pass for 2 adults and 2 children -- the museum features the exhibit Shaping America. From the tool revolution of the 1800s to advanced manufacturing today, technical innovation has shaped who we are and how we live. Open May through October, daily from 10AM – 5PM; located in Windsor VT

Update 4/28/2020  scroll down for earlier updates

NEW! Click here for new links to free TUMBLE BOOKS - an online library of books and audio books for grades kids K-12 and a collection of Romance Novels for the older set. No library card needed.

The Egg Hunt will be held sometime this summer. Watch for the announcement of the date.

Wardsboro History Group Slide Show - date to be announced.

Annual Museum Trip originally scheduled for May to the Hyde Collection in New York - cancelled.

To complete the 2020 Census go to www.2020census.gov or do it by phone: 1-844-330-2020. It's only 9 quick questions. If you got the paper questionnaire in the mail, fill that out - again, it's easy.

Wednesday Knitting Circle - watch for an announcement for the date for a summer reunion lemonade and cookies party.

 

Update April 7, 2020

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

The Wardsboro Public Library will continue to be closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus.

After careful consideration, the Board of Library Trustees has made this decision because it is our responsibility and our concern for the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and library patrons. We are sorry for the inconvenience this will cause all of our library patrons and the community. We will re-open as soon as the governor's advice allows and when we feel it is safe to do so.

Our librarian, Jill, is working from home and will continue to answer questions by email, provide access to on-line library services and suggest available resources on the Internet. You can stay connected and enjoy all that the library can offer during this challenging time by checking our website regularly: wardsboropubliclibrary.org, following us on Facebook, or emailing wardsboropubliclibrary@gmail.com for the latest information and resources.

Please keep safe, follow the safety guidelines established by the CDC and the VT governor and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Wardsboro Public Library when we open again.

Board of Library Trustees

Coronavirus (COVID-19)-- Reliable information updated daily and can be found at the Vermont Dept of Health Website www.healthvermont.gov/coronavirus

Did you know that the State of Vermont gives its public libraries no direct financial support?

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