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Putney Public Library Reopens to In Person Visits

Starting on June 21st, the Putney Public Library will open to in-person visits.


The starting schedule will be:
Mondays 10:30am-3:30pm
Wednesdays 1pm-6pm
Fridays 10:30am-3:30pm
Saturdays 10am-1pm

Please note that masks and social distancing will still be required. All programs will all be outside through August (including the youth summer reading program). Pickup lending will still be available outside for those not interested in coming in. The library WON’T be placing time limits for visits or have reduced building capacity! Appointments are not required. Public computers will be available to use indoors and laptops will be available to borrow and use outside.

Please note that no-contact pickup borrowing WILL continue and that anyone who would like to reserve an item or access their online account to place holds may contact Emily for their login information: Emily@putneylibrary.org or 387-4407

The following services remain in place. Please feel free to email the above address with any questions.

*Pickup Borrowing:

You don’t need to come into the library to get books! Pickup outside the library’s front doors is available three days a week, including when the building is open.

Request one of three ways:
-Log into your library account and place holds on your desired items. 
-Email Emily a list of books you’d like (or an author or topic you’d like books about.)
-Call the library and leave a message with what you’d like. 802-387-4407.

Emily will be in touch to arrange a pickup time with you. Pickup days are Mondays and Fridays, from 10am-4:30pm , Wednesdays from 10am-6pm and Saturdays from 10am-1pm. Please wait to hear from us before coming to pick up your items. 

*Online resources:*  If you already have an account with Listen Up Vermont! or RBDigital, now is a great time to download some audiobooks or ebooks.   If you don’t already have an account, take a look here:
https://putneylibrary.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b7b41d8cd7560a493c0bd12f6&id=815a90b2c7&e=3b247e510a
You can request your library card number (needed to log on) from Emily by emailing her: emily@putneylibrary.org (mailto:emily@putneylibrary.org) or 387-4407.  Please be patient, she may be getting more requests than usual!  You can also get ebooks free at https://putneylibrary.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b7b41d8cd7560a493c0bd12f6&id=9a340d6b6d&e=3b247e510a

*Wifi* Wifi will stay on and patrons can it from outside the building. Many people use it from parked cars or the benches and tables around the library.

*Programs* Programs will resume either in-person/outside or remain as Zoom programs. Please subscribe to our newsletter for the full schedule by clicking here.

*Online Resources* Don’t forget our many online resources, including Mango Language Learning Software (great for kids home from school too!), Consumer Reports Online, Learning Express and Universal Class. All of these can be found under the Search and Learn option at putneylibrary.org.

*Communication*  The library will maintain communication through our newsletter, website, iPutney, our facebook page, and postings at the library. We will update our phone message with vital information.

–Emily Zervas

Putney Library Director

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