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List: Library resources available during coronavirus closings

  • Converse Free Library Director Judy Russell explains the process of putting a book on hold to reserve it for curbside pickup with the library’s online catalog to patrons Harry and Jackie Glass, of Lyme, outside the Lyme, N.H., library Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Published: 3/19/2020 10:47:52 AM
Modified: 5/11/2020 2:28:53 PM

Editor’s Note: This town-by-town list includes information about resources available at libraries in the Upper Valley during the time period they are closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources are free to library patrons. If you do not have a library card, contact your town’s library to see if you can apply for one remotely. Please email additions and updates to calendar@vnews.com or call Calendar Editor Liz Sauchelli at 603-727-3221.

New Hampshire

Canaan: Canaan Town Library, 1173 Route 4. Remote access: Downloadable e-books and audiobooks. Databases including HeritageQuest genealogy and EBSCO Host available online. circulationdesk@canaanlibrary.org or canaanlibrary.org.

Claremont: Fiske Free Library, 108 Broad St. Wi-Fi available in parking lot. Remote access: Downloadable e-books and audiobooks. 603-542-7017 or http://www.claremontnh.com/residents/departments/library/default.aspx.

Enfield: Enfield Town Library, 23 Main St. Remote access: Downloadable e-books and audobooks. Kanopy video streaming service and online courses. 603-632-7145, mhutson@enfield.nh.us, or enfield.nh.us/enfield-public-library.

Grantham: Dunbar Free Library, 401 Route 10. All fines suspended. Remote Access: Downloadable e-books, audiobooks and magazines. Kanaopy video streaming service. Databases include HeritageQuest genealogy, Mango Languages, Weiss Financial, and Mometrix test prep sources, as well as full text access to The New York Times. Wi-Fi available in parking lot. 603-863-2172 or info@dunbarlibrary.org.

Hanover and Etna: Howe Library, 13 South St. (Hanover) and Etna Library, 130 Etna Road (Etna). Remote access: Downloadable e-books and audiobooks. Databases including Mango Languages, HeritageQuest genealogy and Consumer Reports. Kanopy video streaming service. 603-643-4120, thehowe.org, etna.library@hanovernh.org.

Lebanon/West Lebanon: Lebanon Library, 9 E. Park St. and Kilton Public Library, 80 Main St., West Lebanon. Remote access: Downloadable e-books and audiobooks. Kanopy video streaming service. Research databases, including genealogy and language learning. reference@leblibrary.com, 603-448-2459 (Lebanon) and 603-298-8544 (West Lebanon), leblibrary.com.

Lyme: Converse Free Library, 38 Union St. Remote access: Downloadable e-books and audiobooks. Genealogy database. Kanopy streaming service for kids and adults. Info@lymenhlibrary.org, 603-795-4622, lymenhlibrary.org.

Newport: Richards Free Library, 58 N. Main St. Remote access: Downloadable e-books, audiobooks and magazines. Online classes, genealogy database and Kanopy video streaming service. Wi-Fi available in parking lot. rfl@newport.lib.nh.us, 603-863-3430, newport.lib.nh.us.

Orford: Orford Social Library, 573Route 10. Free books, DVDs and magazines on the front porch for adults, children and young adults. Remote access: Downloadable e-books and audiobooks. orfordsoclib@gmail.com or oslibrary.org.

Orford: Orford Free Library, 2539 Route 25A. Books, DVD, magazine, audiobooks and puzzles available by pickup on porch, or delivery for those who can’t make it to library. Call 603-353-9166, email orfordfreelibrary@mytopsmail.com for requests. View library catalog at https://orford.evergreencatalog.com.

Plainfield Public Libraries: Meriden Library, 22 Bean Road, Meriden, and Philip Read Memorial Library, 1088 Route 12A, Plainfield. Remote access: Downloadable e-book and audiobooks, Kanopy streaming video service. Genealogy database, Ebscohost, Newbank. Wi-Fi available outside buildings. plainfieldlibraries.org or mer-prml@plainfieldlibraries.org

Sunapee: Abbott Memorial Library, 11 Soonipi Circle. Wi-Fi available in parking lot and use of public computers during open hours. Remote access: Downloadable e-books and audiobooks. Databases including Mango Languages, Consumer Reports and Great Courses. Kanopy video streaming service. info@abbottlibrary.org, 603-763-5513, abbottlibrary.org.

Vermont

Bradford: Bradford Public Library, 21 S. Main St. Wi-Fi available in parking lot. Remote access: E-books and audio through Libby/Overdrive, online classes, weekly Virtual Story Hour and more at bradfordvtlibrary.org. Contact bradfordpubliclibrary@gmail.com or 802-222-4536 for questions. Updates posted to website, Facebook page and monthly email newsletter.

East Corinth: Blake Memorial Library, 676 Village Road. Remote access: Downloadable e-books and audiobooks, online classes. Wi-Fi available in parking lot. blakemem@tops-tele.com, 802-439-5338, blakememorial.org.

Fairlee: Fairlee Public Library, 221 Route 5. Wi-Fi available in parking lot. Remote access: Downloadable e-books and audiobooks. fairlee.library@gmail.com, 802-333-4716, fairleelibrary.com.

Hartford Village: Hartford Library, 1587 Maple St. Digital services available through hartfordvtlibrary.org. Library staff available for questions and concerns at 802-296-2568 and hartfordvtlibrary@gmail.com.

Hartland: Hartland Public Library, 153 Route 5. Wi-Fi available in parking lot. Remote services: Downloadable e-books and audiobooks. Kanopy video streaming service. Library Staff are available by email at director@hartlandlibraryvt.org or kids@hartlandlibraryvt.org and phone 802-436-2473 Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm and Curbside pick-up available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. Look for Zoom events and Live Facebook events, Free online classes and more at hartlandlibraryvt.org.

Newbury Village: Tenney Memorial Library, 4886 Main St. Email tenneylibrary@gmail.com or call 802-866-5366 to request books. Library director will bag and label, and leave at side door 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays; patrons should leave in bag for three days before opening. Delivery available to those who are homebound in Newbury Village. tenneymemoriallibrary.org.

Norwich: Norwich Public Library, 368 Main St. Remote access: e-books and audiobooks through Overdrive/Libby and magazine/AcornTV through RBDigital. For setting up online accounts and for other services, email norwichlibraryvt@gmail.com or call 802-649-1184. norwichlibrary.org.

Quechee/Wilder: Quechee Library (1957 Main St.) and Wilder Library (78 Norwich Ave.) closed through at least May 1. Curbside pickup upon request. Remote access: e-books and audiobooks through Overdrive/Libby and RB Digital; film-streaming available through Kanopy. For help with electronic resources and other questions, visit quecheelibrary.org or call 802-295-1232 (Quechee) or 802-295-6341 (Wilder) on weekday afternoons.

Royalton: Royalton Memorial Library, 57 Safford St. Free books for adults and children at library entrance. Wi-Fi available in parking lot. Remote access: Downloadable e-books and audiobooks and online classes. 802-763-7094 or royaltonlibrary.org.

Sharon: Baxter Memorial Library, 5114 Route 14. Remote access: Downloadable e-books and audiobooks. Online classes. sharonbaxterlibrary@gmail.com, 802-763-2875, sharonvtlibrary.com.

South Pomfret: Abbott Memorial Library, Library Street. Curbside pick-up, home delivery of books, audiobooks and movies, and other services available by calling 802-457-2236 or emailing abbottlibrary@gmail.com on Tuesdays, Thursdays.

Strafford: Morrill Memorial and Harris Library, 220 Justin Morrill Memorial Highway. Remote access: Downloadable e-books and audiobooks. Kanopy streaming service for kids and adults. Vermont Online Library and Universal Class. Wi-Fi available outside of building. straffordvtlibrary@gmail.com or call 802-765-4037 or straffordlibrary.org.

Thetford: Latham Library (16 Library Road, Thetford Hill) and Peabody Libraries (7922 Route 113, Post Mills). Check catalog at thetfordlibrary.org to select books and other materials. To learn library hours, and to arrange for pickup or delivery, email librarian@thetfordlibrary.org or call (802-785-4361 for Latham, 802-333-9724 for Peabody). Services also include e-books and audiobooks and Kanopy video streaming.

Tunbridge: Tunbridge Public Library, 289 Route 110. Remote access: Downloadable e-books and audiobooks through Overdrive and RB Digital, and online classes. Using Zoom for online events. Wi-Fi available 24/7 along street and Fairgrounds Drive. TunbridgeLibrary@gmail.com 802-889-9404, tunbridgelibrary.org.

Wells River: Baldwin Memorial Library, 33 Main St. North. Call 802-757-2693, email librarian@baldwinlibraryvt.org or visit Facebook page to request curbside or home delivery of books, movies, music CDs and periodicals, and to ask reference questions. Wait three days after delivery to unbag borrowed items. Consortium service ListenUpVermont offers free downloads of audiobooks and e-books; contact library for sign-in information. baldwinlibraryvt.org.

Weathersfield: Weathersfield Proctor Library, 5181 Route 5, Ascutney. Wi-Fi available in parking lot. Remote access: Online classes, e-books and audiobooks available through Libby/Overdrive. Weekly story time and other videos on our YouTube channel. weathersfieldproctorlibrary.org, weathersfieldproctorlibrary@gmail.com, or 802-674-2863. Updates also posted to Facebook.

West Windsor: Mary L. Blood Library, 41 Brownsville-Hartland Road. Remote access: downloadable e-books and audiobooks and databases. 802-484-7205 or marybloodlibrary@gmail.com. Facebook: West Windsor Library.

Windsor: Windsor Public Library, 43 State St. Contact to request books and DVDs for pickup. Delivery available. Remote: Downloadable e-books and audiobooks. Online classes, genealogical database. librarian@windsorlibrary.org, 802-674-2556, windsorlibrary.org.

Woodstock Village: Norman Williams Public Library, 10 The Green. All late fees suspended during shutdown. Access for card-holders to e-books, online classes, other electronic resources through normanwilliams.org. Email questions and requests to nwpl@normanwilliams.org or call 802-457-2295. Updates at website, Facebook page, email newsletter.




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