Hartland Vermont – Books, Magazines, Downloadable AudioBooks, Reading Programs

Resources- COVID-19 Info-Library Info

The Library building is closed to the public. The library does offer curbside – takeout lending and digital services are available 24/7. For more information about library services please visit our Curbside Lending page.

All in-person events have been cancelled for the time being. But look for online events in our library calendar here.

Library Information – We will update this section as things change.
We will begin accepting returns on June 9, 2020. Returns will be accepted during these hours ONLY. Tues, Wed, & Thurs 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Please put your items on the cart on the library porch.  There are no overdues during this time.   If you need assistance with your library account please contact the library Tuesday – Friday from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm at 802.436.2473 or Contact Nancy – director@hartlandlibraryvt.org or Amy – kids@hartlandlibraryvt.org.

If you have questions about COVID-19 (the coronavirus) please call 211.

Scroll down for a list of links and resources – this list will be updated regularly.

March 16, 2020

Dear Library Patrons, (UPDATED 6-4-2020)

In the interest of public health and in consultation with the Library Board of Trustees, the Hartland Public Library building is closed to the public at this time.  The situation changes day-to-day and I will be talking with the Library Trustees and other officials on how we move forward. Governor Scott, the ACCD (Agency of Commerce and Community Development), and the VT Dept of Libraries have stated that curbside lending is still the preferred method of service for libraries, museums, and galleries (6-1-2020) Libraries may re-open at this time with restrictions and only if they can meet the health and safety requirements of the state of VT. From ACCD website:

8.4 Indoor Arts, Culture and Entertainment (Effective 6/1)

  • Libraries, galleries, museums, theaters and other indoor arts, culture and entertainment organizations are limited to 25% (twenty-five percent) of approved fire safety occupancy; or 1 customer per 200 square feet; or 10 total customers and staff combined, whichever is greater. Operators must post their temporary occupancy limit, and which method was used to determine it, prominently on all entrances. Posting templates are available at accd.vermont.gov.
  • Cashless/touch-less transactions are strongly preferred.
  • Curbside pickup remains the preferred method of operation. When possible, organizations should take steps to schedule or stage customer visits, such as waiting in cars or outside, to ensure lower contact operations.
  • Organizations should close or remove high touch entertainment features, including arcades and playgrounds.

The Community Meeting Room is closed and all library programs and outside events and meetings will be cancelled. We now offer online events such as Early Literacy Storytime, Book Discussion, and Movie chat night, and more. See all events here.

Tech Tutor sessions are cancelled until further notice. If you are having tech issues, please contact the library and we’ll try to help or put you in touch with someone who may be able to help.

Library staff will be available to answer phones and reply to email questions, Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Please check the library website Coronavirus page, Facebook, and the Hartland Listserv for future updates regarding library services during the pandemic.  We will also send a notice to The Valley News and The Vermont Standard.

Please also remember there is wifi access in the library parking lot 24/7, and online access to library services 24/7. You may download ebooks and audio books, and stream video with your library card. If you don’t have a card, just give us a call or email and we can set up an account for you. Please take a look at our new Advantage Collection of audiobooks and ebooks available only for Hartland library patrons (less wait time!). We’ll be adding items to this collection weekly, so check back often. 

Links to:

Downloadable Audio Books and Ebooks
Kanopy Streaming Video (for kids too!)

Apply for a Library Card Online

Watch for virtual storytimes, live book chats, “how-to” videos, and more because we value our connection with you and will try our best to stay connected during this challenging time.

Thanks to everyone for your support during this time.

The links below are from the Vermont Department of Health, the CDC, and more.

 

Sunday March 15, 2020 Gov. Scott orders orderly closure of schools
Friday March 13, 2020Declaration of State of Emergency
List of all Governor Phil Scott’s Executive Orders related to COVID-19

 

Vermont Department of Health
About Coronavirus
Communities and Workplaces

Stay informed about COVID-19 check the webpage frequently for current guidance. Click “See the latest update” for the latest information (in red)
twitter feed
Facebook page

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Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD)
Coronavirus Resource Center for Individuals, Businesses, and Communities in VT

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Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID -19)
Guidelines for Cleaning for Community Non-Healthcare Organizations

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World Health Organization – WHOAdvice for the Public

Medline Plus – US National Library of Medicine – Coronavirus Infections

National Association of School Psychologists
Talking to Children About COVID-19

Psych CentralHow to Cope With Coronavirus Fears
SAMSHA Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

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Hunger Free VT info on food access in Vermont  
Hartland Food Shelf


Aging in Hartland http://www.aginginhartland.org/

Hartland Mutual Aidresources and how to give and receive help in Hartland

Mutual Aid Resources in Southern VT – the second section of this document is for LGBTQ and QTPOC folks

Peace and Justice Center of VTmutual aid resources in Vermont

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VT HELPLINK Info and referrals to substance use, prevention, treatment, and recovery. The VT Dept of Health launched this clearinghouse for VTers to receive free, confidential, personalized information/referrals throughout the state. It offers a call center of trained staff/clinicians. Callers can get info, referrals, resources, educational materials on substance abuse for themselves, family/friends, or on behalf of clients. VThelplink.org

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INTERNET ACCESS:

 Several Internet providers are making their networks available for free (where geographically applicable):

    • Comcast Opens Xfinity Wi-Fi Network Nationally for Free – https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19
    • Xfinity Wi-Fi Free For Everyone: Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.

o   AT&T – https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html
Consistent with FCC Chairman Pai’s “Keep Americans Connected Pledge” announced today and concerns raised by members of Congress, which we share, AT&T is proud to support our customers by pledging that, for the next 60 days (as of March 13, 2020), we will Keep our public Wi-Fi hotspots open for any American who needs them.

o   T-Mobile – https://www.t-mobile.com/brand/ongoing-updates-covid-19#customers
T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers on our current plans with limited data with data will automatically have unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days (excluding roaming). No action required.

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If you are or someone you know is in crisis
Feeling anxious, confused, overwhelmed or powerless is common during an infectious disease outbreak.

If you or someone you know needs emotional support, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifelineat 1-800-273-8255. Trained helpers are available 24/7. Or text VT to 741741 to talk to someone at the Crisis Text Line.

For more information visithealthvermont.gov/suicide.

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