THE LIBRARY AT TOWN HALL IS REOPENING 7/14
As enjoyable as it has been making book selections for patrons, we are excited to announce that the library will be reopening the doors to visitors starting on Tuesday, July 14th. Patrons will be able to browse our collection in person and check out materials, as well as make an appointment to use our public computer. 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:
- 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.
- We will have gloves available for browsing should you prefer.
- There is a limit of 10 people in the library space at a time.
- Appointments for the public computer can be made for up to one hour at a time.
Our curbside services will continue for those who need them, and the hours we are open will remain:
Please review our phased reopening plan HERE for more details, and we look forward to seeing you in person from a safe distance soon!
Imagine Your Story with the MRV Libraries this August
Want your child to find the joy in reading and avoid the “summer slide”? The MRV Libraries are excited to announce the “Imagine Your Story” summer learning program for all local youth ages 0-18.
Brought to you by the Vermont Department of Libraries, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and us! This free challenge is available to all Vermonters from July 20 to September 9 through an online platform called Beanstack. Whether you are reading from the comfort of your home, a treehouse, or at your favorite swimming hole, you can use Beanstack to log your reading, earn badges, and have fun competitions with your family!
Visit https://vermont.beanstack.org/ to sign up and join the challenge!
Virtual and In-person Programs:
All programs except for our Storywalks require pre-registration, and social distancing guidelines will be followed.
Virtual Fairytales and Folktales Trivia
Friday, July 31st, 7pm
We are back with another virtual trivia night to start off our summer learning program. Test your knowledge of everything from poison apples to trolls under bridges. Register HERE by 3pm on Friday, July 31st to receive the Zoom login instructions.
Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes, 10am
Saturday, 8/1 @Chase Brook Town Forest
Sunday, 8/2 @Moretown Town Forest
Help us build a fairy house village and see if you can spot the resident gnome of the forest.
Fantastical Creatures of the Deep, 10am
We’ll visit Boyce Pond with our nets and magnifiers to explore the curious life beneath the water. This outdoor family program is suitable for all ages.
Week of 8/15, date TBD
We welcome back Mike from the Southern Vermont History Museum as we take a literary journey around the world to share tales of animals and magic. With each story, a live animal will visit to bring a natural history piece to the myth and legends.
The Arts Bus
Saturday, 8/22, 5pm
Sunday, 8/23, 11am
The Arts Bus is rolling into town for two stops to share the magic of art through an engaging puppetshow and take-home art kit.
Look for several Storywalks posted for the next few weeks throughout the Mad River Valley as a fun way to get out for a walk and read at the same time!
Online Links and Resources
Bridge Over Troubled Waters
This summer, the HUUSD libraries and Bridgeside Books are partnering to bring you “The Bridge Over Troubled Waters” project for students. You get a book, and you give a work of art, media or writing to share with the community. Click HERE for more details.
Below are some links for enriching your life while still practicing good physical distancing:
Tumble (a big thanks to Tumble for granting libraries free access to their services!)
The Vermont School Library Association has also published a list of resources for families HERE
UPCOMING EVENTS ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Read & Play
Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to play big and small, then read stories and sing songs to finish up our time together.
Handcraft and Chat
1st and 3rd Thursdays, 5-7pm
We are starting a new Handcraft and Chat group at the library’s winter space in the Town Hall starting Thursday, 2/20. Bring your handwork or other craft projects and enjoy the company of others and a cup of tea during these cold winter months.
Open Mic Night
Join us to share your hidden talents or cheer on your friends and neighbors as they strive to entertain. Doors open 6:30pm, all ages are welcome.