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Many Vermonters feel deepened anxiety, loneliness, and uncertainty about the future due to the impacts of COVID-19, all of which take a heavy toll on daily life. To help alleviate the extraordinary impacts of the pandemic in our state, COVID Support VThelps people cope with the pandemic through information, emotional support and connections to community services that promote resilience, empowerment and recovery. To address this increased need, COVID Support VT has recently added three counselors embedded in 2-1-1 to support Vermonters through this challenging time.
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Connect Hyde Park Community Event on Saturday, November 7th 10:00-12:00
Pick up a pack of daffodil bulbs (no cost!) at either the Lanpher Memorial Library, or at the Gihon Valley Hall and plant them along East Main St....to Centerville Road....to the North Hyde Park Road...to Ferry Street...to the Gihon Valley Hall and in the Spring, we'll have the start of a daffodil bridge between Hyde Park Village and the North Village!
If you are not the landowner, please ask landowner permission before planting. Guidelines are outlined on page 2 of the information above.
When you plant the bulbs, please report to Ron Rodjenski, Hyde Park Town Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions? Need more info? Please contact Ron at the email address above.
Banned Books Week is celebrated every year to spotlight current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools.
Books are still being banned and challenged today. A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials.
While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.
Did you know that you can borrow free eBooks and audio books from the Lanpher Library?!
All you need is a library card and a device to download the book on to!
You can use:
Android, Apple devices, Chromebook, Ereaders, Kindle, Kobo, MP3, Nook, Windows....
We share the catalog with most of the libraries in Vermont and titles are for loan. You have them on your device for 2 weeks. You can renew them if there is not a hold on the item, or return them early so you can check out more!
To look at the catalog, get help using your device, log in to your account and borrow eBooks and audio books for free...have your library card number ready! Your pwd. is set as first and last name, lowercase, no spaces, but you can change it after you log in. Go to: gmlc.overdrive.com/
Can't remember your card number?
Password not working?
Send an email: email@example.com
and we'll help you out.
The Lanpher Memorial Library has a wide range of books, fiction and nonfiction, on the topics of racism and antiracism for adult readers to explore.
Below is a slide show of titles that are in the Lanpher Library collection. This is by no means a complete list, and you can check our catalog: lanpherlibrary.kohavt.org to find more, or to see if the titles below are available to borrow.
This may seem obvious coming from a Librarian, but when I am curious, interested, or wanting to learn more about a topic, I read. Books, articles, etc. I recently read the two articles linked below and want to share them with readers who are looking to raise your awareness about racism in America.
-Amy Olsen, Library Director, Lanpher Memorial Library
Thanks to our wonderful friends at the Children's Literacy Foundation (CLiF), the Lanpher Library will have an outdoor Children's Book Giveaway on the Library Lawn on Friday, July 24th and Saturday, July 25th from 10:00-1:00 on both days!
Please share the news with your friends!
Every child who participates gets to choose two books to keep from a wide selection of brand-new children’s books!
We will be wearing masks and will have plenty of space for physical distancing and ask that if two families arrive at once, that you take turns at the book selection tables.
We'll have an open canopy tent set up for cover in light rain, but will postpone if there is a downpour/thunder/lightning.
Please contact us with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can join a CLiF Storytelling Session every Wednesday at 1pm. Go to this page and register to join. It's free, but they ask that you register so they can protect the privacy of attendees on the zoom platform. https://clifonline.org/clifs-summer-storytelling-series/
The Children’s Literacy Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire a love of reading and writing among children up to age 12 throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. Since 1998, CLiF has served 250,000 low-income, at-risk, and rural children in 400 communities across every region of the Twin States. Learn more about them at: clifonline.org
In addition to great books about racism in America, the Lanpher Library has a robust collection of DVDs available for loan. Some of them are pictured in the slide show below. You may borrow these movies through our curbside service, check our catalog to see if they're available: lanpherlibrary.kohavt.org
email@example.com or 802-888-4628
We have books for adults and children about race and equality in America, with more ordered to add to our collection. Please contact us for details, or search our catalog.
The Lanpher Memorial Library is a proud partner of Racial Equity Alliance of Lamoille (REAL) youth programming. If you would like to donate directly to REAL, please go to their gofundme page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/gofundme-racial-equity-alliance-of-lamoille-real
Children's books to support conversations about racism, antiracism and promote greater understanding
Children are naturally curious about the world around them. Books for young children can provide a context for more complex ideas and help them make sense of the world.
If you and your child are ready to talk about racism and white privilege, picture books can be a springboard for greater understanding and conversations.
While most of the books below are specifically chosen to discuss racism and antiracism with young children, the Lanpher Library also has many books in our collection that do not focus directly on racism, but will still raise awareness and give children exposure to diversity and promote inclusion. Books with characters who are representative of racial diversity, but whose stories are relatable to the feelings, hopes, curiosities and experiences of all children are plentiful in the Lanpher Library as well.
We also have many picture book biographies about famous men and women of color, historical picture books, and more.
Please contact us, or search our catalog for more great selections:lanpherlibrary.kohavt.org firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are pictures of book covers that are either in the Lanpher Library collection and available to borrow, or have been ordered/pre-ordered and will be available soon. If you have a library card with us, you can place a hold to reserve any of these titles by going to lanpherlibrary.kohavt.org, log in to your account, and reserve. If you need help logging in, please contact us: email@example.com
You may also search the Library Catalog for books for adults on racism, antiracism, white privilege, civil rights movement, biographies, and more. Please feel welcome to contact us if you don't know where to start, or just need some guidance. firstname.lastname@example.org
With Care, -Amy
We are excited to announce that we will resume lending Library materials through curbside service beginning Friday, May 15th.
Please review the rules and guidelines below.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and for helping us stay safe.
SAFETY FIRST! If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, such as: fever, coughing, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell; or if you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive to COVID-19, please do not request or pick up library materials. Please go to: cdc.gov/coronavirus to learn more.
Hours of Operation
Wednesdays and Fridays beginning Friday, May 15th
Request Items: 11:00-1:00
Pick Up Items: 1:00-3:00
New Materials will be posted on our website regularly:
How to Request Items
Your login: is your library card #
Your Password: set up as your first and last name with no spaces
Search for items by author or title. When you see the item you want to place on hold, click on it.
On the right side of the page, there will be a Place Hold option. Click Confirm hold.
We will get your request and after you receive an email confirmation, you may pick up your request on Wednesdays or Fridays between 1:00-3:00. (beginning Friday, May 15th)
Give us a call 802-888-4628 Wednesdays and Fridays 11:00-1:00
You can ask for specific titles, or authors, or you can let us choose for you.
We will get your items ready and let you know when to get them.
How to Pick Your Reserved Items Up
WHEN? Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:00-3:00
WHERE? On days when the weather is good, you can pick your bagged order up on the cart that will be located outside of the door on Church Street. If the weather is rainy, or wet, you will need to knock on the Church St. door when you arrive, and we will hand you your bagged order through the door.
All of our circulating items will have been quarantined for 7 days before going back into circulation. We will be wearing and adhering to regular hand washing and sanitizer use. However, as an added precaution, you may consider letting your borrowed materials sit in the bag for up to 72 hours before removing them.
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms such as: fever, coughing, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell; or if you OR THE RETURNING LIBRARY MATERIALS have been exposed to someone who has tested positive to COVID-19, please do not return the materials to the library until at least 14 days after recovery of the virus, or another, later agreed upon time.
We will accept returns on Wednesdays and Fridays, beginning Friday, May 15th from 1:00-3:00.
If the weather is nice, please return your items in the bin that will be located outside of the door on Church Street.
If the weather is wet, or rainy, you may return your items through the return slot on Wednesdays and Fridays only, beginning May 15th.
SAFETY FIRST! There is a handle on the return slot. Please be aware that others may have touched the handle . You might want to consider bringing a wipe, or paper towel with you to act as a barrier. Please make sure to use hand sanitizer and wash your hands.
Lamoille Area Help Resources
Text your zip code to 898-211