THE LIBRARY AT TOWN HALL IS OPEN–New Cold Weather Protocols:
Patrons may browse our collection in person and check out materials. We will not have any children’s toys or furniture out at this time. In order to help protect others in our community and remain safe:
- There is a time limit of 20 minutes inside the building for patrons.
- There is a limit of 3 households or 10 people (whichever is smallest) in the library space at a time.
- Patrons may access the public computer by appointment only, and only for 20 minutes. Printing is available with staff assistance.
- If you are unwell or have been around someone diagnosed with Covid19, please stay home.
- We are requiring face masks for anyone over the age of 2 to enter the building.
- We ask you to sanitize your hands as you enter the building (gloves are available upon request as well).
Our curbside pickup services remain available. Please review our phased reopening plan HERE for more details, and we look forward to seeing you in person from a safe distance soon!
Talking with Kids About Racism
Tuesdays, October 13, 20, and 27, 6-8pm
Hosted Online by the MRV Libraries and the Peace & Justice Center
Talking about race and racism can be difficult — especially with children, but that does not mean we shouldn’t have these conversations. This three-part program is for all people concerned about the impact of racism and/or white privilege on children. Learn tools to discuss these issues with children in a meaningful and age-appropriate way through resources, discussion, and role playing. Participants are expected to attend all three sessions unless other arrangements are made in advance with the facilitators. If the workshop fills, priority will be given to those who can attend all sessions. Registration is required and space is limited.
For our in-person programs, registration is necessary and we have the following requirements:
1) If you are feeling unwell or anyone in your household is ill please let us know and stay home.
2) Everyone over the age of 2 should be wearing a mask on arrival in accordance with the Governor’s mandate.
3)All participants must be in compliance with travel and quarantine guidelines issued by the State of Vermont.
4) Please practice social distancing from others outside your household when attending an event.
5) You can bring different people than you registered; however, do not bring more family members than you indicated are participating on this form.
Hike & Play Fridays
We will wander, discover, sing and tell stories while out in nature. Recommended for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is required and space is limited for each date.
DIY Elderberry Syrup
Sunday, October 11 1-2:30pm
Pony Farm VT
The Elder tree (Sambucus canadensis) grows across Vermont in wet gulches and marking old farmsteads at the edges of forests, yards and roads. Humans and other animals have been harvesting their flowers and berries for thousands of years of medicine making. Elderberry syrup is useful at the onset of the flu or common cold and can decrease both the duration and symptoms. Join clinical herbalist Allison Dellner in learning how to identify the tree, make Elderberry syrup, enjoy the open air, and give appreciation for the harvest. Registration is required and space is limited.
Online Links and Resources
Below are some links for enriching your life while still practicing good physical distancing:
The Vermont School Library Association has published a list of resources for families HERE
Tumble (a big thanks to Tumble for granting libraries free access to their services!)