Databases & Learning Express
Join Kathleen Monroe, local author, to chat about her book, Legends of Barnet, Vermont: History, Mystery, Curiosities & Culture of a Small Vermont Town. Legends, in its 2nd printing in less than a month, provides well-researched details she uncovered exploring the history of Barnet. Everything from abolition, to Karme Choling’s founding, to the story of the Hells Angels roaring into bucolic Barnet.
Use this link to register for this event. After registering, you will receive an email with meeting information.
Watch the videos!
Meet the Democratic Candidates
for Vermont House of Representatives
Caledonia-Washington 1 District
Recorded July 14
View the recording here.
Birds’ Social Distancing and Staying Home
with Charlie Brown
Recorded July 23
starting August 4
1 – 5 pm
YOU DO NOT NEED AN APPOINTMENT IF YOU ARE RETURNING A BOOK OR HAVE ARRANGED A PORCH PICK-UP!
|Visits are by appointment only.|
Visits are scheduled on the hour and half hour.
Library visits are limit to 20 minutes. (10 minutes to clean between visits)Patrons are required to wear masks. (We will have masks if you need them)
Patrons are required to use hand sanitizer before browsing. (A table will be set up inside the entry door.)
There will be a one way entry/exit path.
Patrons may come in alone or with one other person from their household*.
Keep a minimum of six feet between patrons and staff.
Visits are for browsing and checking out materials only.
Please do not return browsed books to shelf.
There will be a cart or tote to place books for quarantine.
No unaccompanied minors under age 12.
Toys and puzzles have been removed from the children’s area.
A plexiglass shield is in place at circulation desk.
*Parents visiting with child(ren) considered one “unit”.
For the safety of everyone:
RESTROOMS are closed
BOOK SALE is closed
MEETING ROOM is closed
Please wait to visit the library if: You have had close contact with a person confirmed to have COVID-19 In the past 14 days.
Please cancel your visit if, on that day or in the previous 24 hours, you have any of the following symptoms:
Shortness of Breath or Difficulty Breathing
Fever (> 100.4°F / 38°C) or felt feverish
New loss of taste or smell
Set up your appointment here
|Right now in Vermont according to the Work Safe: Be Smart, Stay Safe order from the VT ACCD, (updated 7/ 24):|
“Curbside pickup remains the preferred method of operation” for libraries.
It is the library’s responsibility to provide services at the safest level possible for the community of Peacham while considering that over 25% of the population considered at a higher than normal risk for contracting the virus.
Activity in a library differs from activity in a church or café, so it does not necessarily follow that a library can operate in the same ways. It makes more sense to pay attention to what other libraries are doing. Nearly 70% of the 123 Vermont libraries who responded to a survey sent out by the Vermont Department of Libraries, indicated they are closed completely, or allowing staff only to enter the building. Most of the libraries that are open now are in larger buildings, with more space allowing for social distancing.
When considering the safety of everyone, staff and patrons alike, going too slow, is better than going too fast. There is no way to unspread the virus. We will watch the new case numbers in the county and in the state, and suspend this service if necessary or if it violates a new order from the governor.
While we still prefer to continue to provide you with materials through our Porch Pick Up service, in the spirit of starting slowly, we will begin offering a “Browse by Appointment” option. With this service you can schedule an appointment to come in and browse the shelves in person.
Appointments will be available one day each week (Tuesdays)
Can be made up to 2 weeks in advance.
You can visit with one other person from your household, if you’d like. One parent and child or children can visit together.
Visits will be limited to 20 minutes. (Why 20 minutes? Limiting duration limits risk of transmission. The staff will have time to clean between visits.)
Patrons must wear masks and use hand sanitizer when entering.
There will be a one-way entry/exit path.
Porch Pick Up will continue
Interlibrary loans resume
If you still prefer not to enter the building, there are still many library services you can take advantage of including:
Borrow books, magazines, books on CD, and movies
Call or Zoom into Coffee Hour
Join in Readers’ Delight Book Discussion
Borrow eBooks and audiobooks from Listen Up Vermont
Watch a movie through Kanopy
Request a book from another library
Attend Zoom programs
Watch recordings of some past Zoom programs
Set up a Zoom browse of the shelves or request book recommendations or just call and talk to us!
Call or email the library for help with reference questions, downloading digital titles, practicing Zoom connections, or requesting other tech assistance
Enjoy a Story Walk on the Firehouse Green
Pick up a Take-away Activity Bag for kids on Thursday morning at the library (please register in advance) or at the Thursday or Friday meal pick-up at the school (no registration, limited quantity).