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Wilder Memorial Library in Beautiful Weston, Vermont

With the ongoing Covid-19 situation, in an effort keep our staff, volunteers, patrons and community safe and healthy during this time, it is with a heavy heart that we had made the decision to temporarily close, back in March 2020. However, we are very happy to announce that we now have

Front Porch Curbside Pickup!

Thursday, July 23
Front Porch Pickup Begins!

We are excited to begin Front Porch Pickup service, providing patrons access to physical materials through our contactless curbside service.

Front Porch Pickup Hours:

Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Thursdays 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fridays 10:00 a.m. – Noon

For Important Information on How to use Front Porch Pickup service,

visit our new page: Front Porch Curbside Pickup!

Stay tuned and check back here for updates.

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.

While we’re temporary closed to visitors inside the library, 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.

Wish List!

Wish List! Have you visited our Wish List on Amazon? If you prefer to purchase any of our Wish List items from a local bookshop, that would be lovely, too! There are many wonderful local shops that we love supporting. We deeply appreciate your support as we seek to provide a wide range of wonderful books, movies, and audiobooks for all ages.

Thank you for your generosity!
Sneak Peek!

New books and movies for all ages are on the way!
Stay tuned ~ we will let you know as soon as they’re in and available to check out.

Important Covid-19 Update – July 15, 2020!

Southwestern Vermont Health Care (Bennington Hospital) in a partnership with Town of Manchester and Riley Rink.
The SVHC pop-up site will open Wednesday, July 15 for drive-up testing between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and remain open at Riley Rink as many days as necessary. Once patient volume subsides, the pop-up testing location will transition to the SVMC Northshire Campus in Manchester. Those who attend the SVMC pop-up testing event should bring a completed form with them. The form can be obtained at https://svhealthcare.org/Portals/0/Outpatient%20COVID_%20Patient%20Data%20Sheet%20updated.pdf

Please continue to follow the CDC and State of Vermont guidelines — particularly,  •  wear masks — preferably at all times except on your own property •  keep social distance — 6-10 feet •  stay away from crowds •  wash your hands •  limit trips and exposure to others to essential needs • contact your provider or a health care professional if you feel sick or think you have been exposed
We can do this. We can keep our community safe and strong. But we all have to do our part.
For more information about the SVHC test https://svhealthcare.org/news/svhc-opens-pop-up-pcr-testing-for-covid-19
If you have questions, Regina Downer, My Community Nurse Project, 802-797-6517 is here to help.
STAY SAFE AND WELL

Please check back with us here, on our website for more details, helpful information, and resources for the community and family. Despite these challenges, we are working on ways to serve our community remotely – stay tuned! We value your patronage – and care about you!

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. 

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

Community Resources

Community Live Events

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

Black Lives, Black Voices

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In This Moment

Wilder Memorial Library shares the nation’s anger, sadness, frustration, and heartbreak over the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the epidemic of violent acts perpetrated against Blacks and people of color across our nation.  Many of us are grasping to make sense, to understand, to take action, and to educate ourselves for a brighter future.

While people around the world are marching against racism, they’re also reading about it. For this reason, we’ve created a brand new web page, Black Lives, Black Voices, with a list of books — available as audiobooks or downloadable books via Overdrive / Green Mountain Library Consortium (just use your library card to sign in) — as well as videos, podcasts, and articles, that we’ve curated for you – for all ages!

Click here to read more and find more resources for learning about

Black Lives, Black Voices

New On-line Story Time Resources for Kids & Families!

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!

Check out our updated page just for Kids & Family!

Looking for something new to read or listen too?

Check out our Downloadable Books and Audio Books



2020 U.S. Census

Weston’s participation in the 2010 Census was just over 24% … and only 31% of Weston residents have completed the 2020 Census to date.
To complete the 2020 Census online, click here

The safe and confidential questionnaire takes less than 10 minutes.


Please complete the census today.

 

The Wilder Memorial Library has Great News for 2020!

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Jessica Clapp, Library Director

The Board of Trustees of the Wilder Memorial Library is pleased to announce that Jessica Clapp has accepted the position of Director of the Library and that Christine Mix has accepted the newly-created position of Assistant Librarian. Most of you probably already know Jessica and Christine as they have been acting as co-interim library directors since December when Randall Szott departed to pursue his career as a state legislator from Barnard. The Board is delighted that the two have agreed to continue to work together for the benefit of the Library and our community. Both Jessica and Christine are honored to be accepting their positions.

Christine Mix, Assistant Librarian

To learn more about our staff visit our About Us page!

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Weston Pop-up University!

With Vermont’s stay-at-home order in place until at least April 15th, Weston Pop-Up University is planning to offer online courses.
In the meantime, check out their website where they have added a COVID-19 Resource page as well as Fun & Free ideas to help pass the time at home. 

Visit:    westonpopupuniversity.org

Where Creativity, Knowledge and People Come Together!

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We are currently updating our website to create efforts for remote and on-line book lending and community resources, so stay tuned for more news!