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Library News - December 2019

676 Village Rd, PO Box D, East Corinth, VT 05040
(802) 439-5338
blakememorial.org  *  blakemem@tops-tele.com


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Last day library is open before renovation - Monday, December 23rd.
 
In This Newsletter:
*Library Renovation and "Mini-Library"
*One Card     *Listen Up     *Vermont Online Library

Library Renovation and "Mini-Library"

Blake Memorial Library is undergoing a renovation project after many years of planning by a group of hardworking, dedicated volunteers. The main focus of the renovation will be to increase the accessibility of the library by adding an elevator, updating the staircase, and installing a second bathroom downstairs. The project will also include creating a new circulation desk and office for the staff, painting, installing new carpet, replacing windows, and updating light fixtures.

The library will be closed from December 24th to March 21st.

While we are closed for renovations, we will be offering a limited service “mini-library” at the East Corinth Congregational Church across the street, starting Thursday, Jan 2nd. The hours are Wednesday from 3-6 pm and Thursday from 9 am to Noon. We will have two laptops and a printer/copier for use. We will also have a book cart of new titles for all ages available to checkout. Books can be returned at this location during open hours on Wednesday and Thursday. Inter-Library Loan will not be available during this time. Story Hour will continue on Thursdays at 10 am (starting on Thursday, January 9th) at the church, thanks to our incredible volunteers, Wendy and Julia.
A big thank you to the church for allowing us to use their space.

See this page for details on the renovation process with before/after and progress photos. 

The OneCard is a project of Upper Valley Vermont libraries to allow patrons to use their library card to borrow materials from any participating library.

Where: Current participating libraries are Norwich, Hartford, West Hartford, Quechee, Wilder, Hartland, Ascutney, Fairlee, Groton, Newbury, Wells River, Windsor, Bradford, Corinth, and Chelsea.

Who: All BML patrons are OneCard members.

How: When you sign up for a library card at BML, you are automatically enrolled as a OneCard member and can check out books at these participating libraries without needing to sign up for any additional cards. Each library has its own policies about borrowing so make sure to ask before you check out. 

Questions or comments? Call 802-439-9969, e-mail blakemem@tops-tele.com, or stop in and speak with us in person.

Listen Up! Vermont

Listen Up Vermont logo

ListenUp! Vermont offers audio and e-books for download to your device.

Thousands of books for all ages are available here. All you need is an internet connection and your library patron ID and password.

To get started, visit the ListenUp! Vermont sign-in page and then:

  1. Click the ‘Sign In’ button in top right corner
  2. Choose Blake Memorial Library from the drop-down list and click ‘Sign In’ button
  3. Enter your Blake Memorial Library patron ID and password. Please call or email us if you encounter any problems logging in or need to be reminded of your patron ID/password.
  4. Once logged in, enjoy browsing the audio and e-book collection; choose BORROW or PLACE A HOLD for any book.
  5. NOTE: there is a time limit on how long books may be borrowed (usually 2 weeks); the download will automatically be deleted from your device after that time.

Help

Need help accessing audio and e-books? Click here for the help page with useful guides.


Stay Informed!
Visit our website, www.blakememorial.org, for updates.  And, of course, never hesitate to ask any questions you might have by emailing blakemem@tops-tele.com or by calling 802-439-5338.

Vermont Online Library 
Available Free to All Vermonters
All Vermonters have access to a wealth of online resources provided by the Vermont Online Library (VOL). The VOL offers a wide array of electronic databases on a variety of topics geared to a variety of age levels, for both generalists and specialists. These resources are available 24 hours-a-day via the internet (to access VOL out-of-state, a password is required; please contact the library director for details). The information is produced by trusted publishers, including: Gale Cengage databases, HeritageQuest genealogical research tools, and Universal Class online learning.  You can also access VOL from our website: www.blakememorial.org.
 
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