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Resources and COVID-19 Info

The Library will be closed to the public until April 30, 2020. All programs, events, and meetings are cancelled through May 2, 2020.

Library Information – We will update this section as things change.
Please do not return library materials. We are not checking the book return at this time. 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,

In the interest of public health and in consultation with the Library Board of Trustees, the Hartland Public Library will be closed to the public on Tuesday, March 17th and will remain closed until April 30, 2020. The situation is changing day-to-day and I will be talking with the Library Trustees and other officials on how we move forward.

The Community Meeting Room is closed until May 2, 2020 and all library programs and outside events and meetings will be cancelled. This date may be extended.

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 our closed hours.  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. 

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
Stay informed about COVID-19 check the webpage frequently for current guidance.
twitter feed
Facebook page

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

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

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

Aging in Hartland https://sites.google.com/site/aginginhartland1/

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



 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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