The Lanpher Library is here to offer a wide array of free services to the community, including:
1) Technology: we subscribe to free downloadable e-book and audio book services. Check them out at listenupvermont.org.
We have 5 computers and 2 laptops that are free for the public to use. We have free wireless access, so that patrons can bring in their own laptops and access the internet from anywhere in the library.
2) Children and Teens: The Lanpher Library has 2 weekly story time programs, on Monday evenings at 6:00 and Wednesday mornings at 10:00. We add a 3rd program in the summer for our Summer Reading Program at 2:00 on Wednesdays for school-age children.
We have occasional programs for Teens: check out our Teen Talk page on this site. We have started our Young Adult section in the library with books geared toward that age group and we have Summer Reading Incentive programs....last year we gave away an iPod.
3) Persons with disabilities: We have a rolling walker with a seat and a basket for those who have difficulties walking, browsing and holding books. We have a collection of Large Print titles and many titles on CD. We can also connect patrons to the "Talking Books" program from the Vermont Department of Libraries' Special Services Unit, where you can borrow a free machine and they will mail the audio books out for free, with a free return postage label for patrons to send them back when finished.
4) Research: We subscribe to the Vermont Online Library, a collection of databases with a variety of research articles, books and studies. Each article contains a complete bibliography so that students and researchers can document exactly where the information came from. vtonline.org is the site, and we have a pin to get into the site. Contact us for the pin. You will be amazed at what is there!
Library staff can help you find information on a topic even if we do not have the materials on our library shelves. We can use Interlibrary Loan, the Vermont Online Library or other