Wilder Memorial Library

Wilder Memorial Library in Beautiful Weston, Vermont

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2022!

Did you hear the news? 

Did you hear the news?
Wilder Memorial Library Moves One Step Closer to Goal of Expanding 200-Year-Old Building The Town of Weston and the local non-profit Friends of the Weston Community, Inc. have combined to purchase the so-called Riverside house on the half acre next to the library from John and Christina Coughlin, who offered the property to the library at a price below the Town’s assessed value. Jessica Clapp, the Library Director, said the library recently completed a survey asking Weston residents what a future library should include to better serve the community. The overwhelming response was that the library needs a bathroom, community space, parking and ADA access between the floors of its historic building. “To enable a modest expansion of the library, some parking and a bathroom, we will need a water and septic system, and a few parking spaces. We can’t get this done in our current building, which is on a postage stamp lot without room to expand,” Clapp said. The Friends organization will hold the property and undertake the demolition of the house, installing water and septic and creating a few off-street parking spaces. Once that is done, the property will be turned over to the Town of Weston for the library’s use. “We are grateful to the Coughlins for offering their property to us. Acquiring the Coughlin property will make the library expansion possible,” Clapp said. “Expanding the library will take several years, but now we are on the way.”

We are delighted to announce that our Library has reopened!
Please scroll down for all the details on this phase of our reopening policy.

We hope you’ll visit the Library soon ~ your librarians and books have missed you!

Wilder Memorial Library Reopening Policies & Procedures
Phase 1: July 7, 2021 – April, 2022
We continue to be mindful of ongoing health concerns and have
implemented a few requirements
during this phase of our reopening plan:
1. Up to five (5) individuals may enter the Library for up to 15-minutes at a time.
> If we are at capacity, you will be asked to wait outside until someone exits the library.
> Browsing shall be limited to 15 minutes.

2. We ask that anyone entering the library wear a mask.

> We are happy to provide a mask if needed.
> If you’re unable to wear a mask, please call or send us an email to request outdoor pickup.
3. Please do not bring returns into the building.

> All returns shall be placed in the returns box located in the foyer.

4. Hand sanitizer is available.
5. Our guest computers are not available at this time.
6. There is no bathroom available.
7. Please refrain from bringing food and drink into the building.
8. If you are not comfortable entering the building, please contact us to discuss how we can make library services available to you.
Thank you for your cooperation!

While we realize that many adults have been looking forward to the easing of indoor mask restrictions, we want to do our part to ensure that our youngest patrons can visit our Library safely this summer. Therefore, masks are required at all times for everyone inside the building.

This policy is subject to change at any time.
Policy updated June 15, 2021.

Winter Hours – New Expanded Hours!
Please Note: In case of bad weather – hours may vary.
Please call ahead or visit our Facebook page to make sure we are open if weather is bad.


Regular Open Hours:
Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Fridays 10:00 a.m. –
2:00 p.m.

Saturdays – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

{Front Porch contactless service is available !}

Visit our page: Front Porch Curbside Pickup!

While our inside computers are temporarily unavailable, we’re keeping our WiFi on for everyone to use! Park in front of our building to easily access the Library’s WiFi 24/7. Choose the Wilder network (no password required) and you’re good to go! As always, please call or email us if you have questions or need help.

Our staff is regularly monitoring our answering machine, so please call if you have any questions or needs.  No question is too big or small. 

Our phone number is (802) 824 – 4307.

Wilder Memorial Library

24 Lawrence Hill Road, Weston, Vt. 05161

Mailing address: P.O. Box 38, Weston, Vt. 05161

Community Live Events

Click on our link to Community Live Events to learn more and keep informed about what’s going on in Weston, on Zoom and at the Library!

Winter Gift Ideas at the Library
Looking for Post Holiday or Winter gift ideas?
 
We have two great options at the Library!

1. Skida x Wilder Hats & Neck Warmers
Selling out fast! 

2. 2022 Weston, Vermont Calendars
We can ship calendars for you … or give you a bubble mailer, if you’re local and want to send a calendar to a faraway friend!

Proceeds of the sales of the Skida gear and Calendars will go toward the operating expenses of the Library.  Thank you for your support.

2022 Calendars for Sale!

2022 Calendars for Sale!

Large Prints Books are Here!

We are proud to announce that we have joined the ABLE Library system, which means we will have Large Print Books available to borrow.

How does it work?
ABLE Library will lend a selection of 6 – 8 large print books to our Library at a given time.  We will keep the books for a few weeks — during which time you may borrow them from our Library — and then return the books to ABLE Library and receive a new batch.

Do you have a favorite genre or author? 
Please let us know, as we may be able to request specific books for you.

Hoopla!

Read, Listen & Watch with your Library Card – Free!

Visit our new Hoopla page to learn more about what’s all about – and what’s hot!

We have lots of new books for all ages!

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Check out our page just for Kids & Family!

In an effort to help kids and families stay connected to the world of books and stories, we have added lot’s of new on-line story and educational resources, including live story time streaming, virtual tours, videos and webinars!

Book Sizzle!

Featuring our newest books for all ages!


Here’s a great article recently published by The New York Times offering tips for teens — beneficial to many of us, really — during this strange time.

Check out this article featuring fun ideas for creating special back-to-school moments to this time of year. 

How To Register For Covid-19 Vaccination  

Please check out our new Community Resources Page for some very helpful community resources and guidelines below:

Or visit our new Covid-19 Vaccine Page for more information & updates!

The Wilder Memorial Library is actively monitoring information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19).  As always, the health and safety of our library users and staff is our priority. 

Community Resources

Black Lives, Black Voices

Image credit: Ideal Bookshelf

Looking for something new to read or listen too?

Check out our Downloadable Books and Audio Books!


New books and movies for all ages are in and more on the way!
Check out our Front Porch Curbside Pickup!

Thank you for your support of Wilder Memorial Library.

Why give? Our Library is a remarkable community resource. The Town of Weston’s annual contribution covers only the Library’s core operating expenses. You make our collections, programming, and online, interactive experiences possible.

Visit our new Donation page for more information, or click on the button below to make a donation.

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