Update on Library Board of Trustees Meetings

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will take place via Google Meet on Thursday, April 15th at 1 p.m. Going forward, regular meetings will be held on the third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m.

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Happy Spring

It is the first day of spring, and, fittingly enough on this sunny day, it is the International Day of Happiness. If your idea of happiness includes visiting the library and selecting a great new book (or two or three), you are in luck: Library hours have been expanded to nearly pre-pandemic levels, and we have been stocking our shelves with books for every age group, Some of these books are newly published; others are new to our collection. Most of these can be located on the bookcase that faces the door, or, you can access our on-line catalog to see our latest additions.

In honor of Women’s History Month, we have a small display of interesting books chosen from our collection. There are still eleven days left to come take a look, but there is no time limit set on exploring our shelves for these and other treasures, or to ask for reading suggestions.

The library is now open on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 1 to 5 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We continue to follow safety protocols to prevent the transmission of Covid-19. These include using hand sanitizer upon entry to the library, wearing a mask, observing physical distancing, and a limitation on the number of people who can be in the library at any one time. Curbside pickup also remains an option.

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Black History Month Recommendation

Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour is the best-selling story of a young Black man trying to “make it” in white corporate America. The book is about racism, about sales, about life in a poor Black community. You will find yourself urging the main character on, laughing with him and crying for him. Black Buck is both entertaining and educational.

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The New Yorker

The next issue of The New Yorker is available to be checked out. Come by the library Wednesdays between 1-5 or send us a message or email if you’d like to pick it up curbside!

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Woodbury Community Library – Librarian Job Description

The Woodbury Community Library is seeking a friendly, collaborative, book lover. If you like people of all ages, enjoy working with children in an informal educational setting, and like learning new things. you might be the right person for the library.

This job is a part time position for the primary librarian. The ideal candidate will: 
• enjoy reading and talking about books 
• have some computer skills and feel comfortable helping others with technology questions 
• be friendly and responsible with children who use the library after school 
• demonstrate creative energy to design events for all ages 
• work in partnership with the school to best utilize the shared space of the library building and grounds 
• communicate and listen well 
• feel a strong sense of community and interest in developing the library to enhance the town 
• have knowledge of library administration and work towards Public Library Certification if not already certified.

A bachelor’s degree is recommended, but no formal library training is necessary. Training will be provided as well as support during the learning process. Compensation will depend on experience and skills. To apply please submit a letter of interest, resume, and three reference contacts to woodburyvermontlibrary@gmail.com.

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Interested in joining a monthly no-pressure, virtual reading group this winter?

I’d like to host a monthly reading group, for connection with a small infusion of literacy, and hopefully a lot of laughter.

Material and time can be determined by the group.

Please email me interest at woodbryvermontlibrary@gmail.com.

Hope to hear from you!

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General Stuff

It’s such a pleasure to have kids back in the library — in limited numbers — after school!

Just a reminder that library hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, 1-5pm. Curbside pickup available. Interlibrary loan is up and running. Wifi is always unlocked.

Check out our new mystery shelf, too!

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Woodbury’s Free Little Library!

Many thanks to Larry Eldred (with assistance from Don Turgeon) for Woodbury’s free little library, located just outside the community room door. Please take or leave books — for children and adults!

Library hours are now Mondays and Wednesdays, 1-5 p.m.

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Current Hours in Uncertain Times

Hurray! The library is now open Mondays and Wednesdays, 1-5 p.m.

Stop in!

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Wednesday Hours

The Woodbury Library continues with Wednesday hours, 1-5 pm.

Please check out the StoryWalk in the field just the below the library. Start at the fence and take a short stroll into the woods — a lovely activity on these summer days.

 

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