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.
The library is staffed:
We will take requests, provide reader’s advisory and prepare books, movies, audiobooks and magazines for pick up during these hours.
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.
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.
- Interlibrary Loan resumes! Request a title from another library!
- 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
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), and 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 with 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.
We will watch the new Covid-19 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.
Ask Us!: Please be in touch with any questions or concerns you may have. The library building may be closed but we are still open as a community resource.
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we navigate this crisis together.
And don’t forget to wash your hands!