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Program Updates & Information

Welcome Back to the Charlotte Library!

We will be open on our regular schedule beginning Monday, June 7.

Monday & Wednesday: 10am to 7pm
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 10am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 2pm

*Porch pickup will continue to be available during open hours.

Since we continue to be mindful of ongoing health concerns, the Charlotte Library Board has implemented a few requirements in this first phase of the reopening plan:

  • We ask that anyone entering the library wear a mask and are happy to provide one if needed.
  • Ten people may be in the library for library use at a time.
  • Patrons are welcome to stay in the library for up to 30 minutes.

Library staff will also be following safety guidelines:

  • Wear masks while in public spaces
  • Maintain social distance while at circulation desk
  • Wipe down books prior to checkout

We look forward to seeing you at the library!


Get Connected

The Federal Communications Commission has launched a temporary program to help families and households struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.

Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail in application.

You can learn more about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting  www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit, or by calling 833-511-0311.


Community Conversation Series

  • June 1: Environment & Natural Systems
  • June 15: Physical Infrastructure
  • June 22: Community Connections & Capacity

Join a Community Conversation


Everyone Eats: Free Community Meals

Spears Corner Store
Jackson Hill Road
Tuesdays, 3:00-5:00 pm

Everyone Eats is a program for “everyone” negatively impacted by COVID-19. You are eligible to receive meals if COVID-19 has made it harder to get food or you are experiencing food insecurity. Help yourself, help your community!

How it works
Restaurants are paid to prepare nutritionally balanced meals for those impacted by COVID-19 by using 10% of products made by Vermont farmers and producers. Learn more at shiftmeals.org.

Sign-up recommended.


Reading Inspiration

New & Upcoming Books

Click on image to get full list of titles with descriptions and catalog links.


Fic & Non-Fic

Juvenile & YA

Picture Book & Early Reader
 

Upcoming Events

Registration is required for all Library programs. Online programs take place on Zoom, please see program description for registration specifics. Questions? Send us an email. All Library programs are free and open to the public.

Monday, June 21
  • Mystery Book Group: "The Big Both Ways" by John Straley
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Rattled by the gruesome accidental death of a coworker, Slip Wilson quits his job at a logging camp, and decides to make a clean start in Seattle. But along the way, he rescues a woman and her young niece from their car in the ditch, and his life takes a hard turn. The woman, Ellie Hobbes, is an archist with big dreams. But first, she has to take care of that pesky dead body in the trunk of her car...
    Print copies available via porch pickup.  Audiobook version of this title on Hoopla for Charlotte patrons.  Please register in advance for the Zoom link.

Tuesday, June 22
  • Libby for Beginners: ebooks & audiobooks
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Whether you are at the beach, in the garden, or in the back of the car, downloadable ebooks and audiobooks are a convenient way to read on-the-go. Our tech librarian, Susanna, will show you how to read and listen to books on your computer or device with the Libby app in a live Zoom session. It's all free with your library card!  Registration is required.

    Need a library card? Charlotte Residents can get one here.

Wednesday, June 23
  • Books of the World: Atonement by Ian McEwan
    4:00 pm-5:30 pm

    In five twice-monthly sessions, you will travel around the world reading and discussing novels by international authors that are rich in theme and sense of place. Titles we will cover are:
    Pachinko
    (Korea and Japan);
    The Narrow
    Road to the Deep North
    (Thailand and Australia);
    Atonement
    (England);
    My Sister, the Serial Killer
    (Nigeria); and
    The God of Small Things (India). Bring
    your curiosity and willingness to share your thoughts. —
    Steve is a veteran journalist, an experienced book group facilitator and a visitor to 73 countries. Co-sponsored by the Charlotte Senior Center. Please contact CSCZoom@gmavt.net to register.

Friday, June 25
  • Garden Chat
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    Join us for a Garden Chat!

    Whether you’re new to gardening, or have been gardening your whole life, it is fun and rewarding to connect with other local gardeners to share your experiences, ask questions, and learn from each other.

    What's thriving in your garden?  Any surprises?   Bring your questions, and bring your ideas to share.

    Come and chat with us, we’d love to see you! Please register in advance or contact the Charlotte Library for information on the session.

Monday, June 28
  • Summer Meal Pick-up
    10:30 am-11:00 am

Tuesday, June 29
Wednesday, June 30
  • Vermont Institute of Natural Science Live!
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Faster than a speeding car, able to leap tall fences in a single bound… LOOK! It’s an animal superhero! Discover the amazing adaptations animals have to be the heroes of the natural world. Get up close with two birds, a reptile, and other amazing animal artifacts. You will walk away with the power to be a champion of nature.
      Please bring a blanket or low lawn chair, sunscreen and water.
     Registration is available via Eventbrite.
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vermont-institute-of-natural-science-super-power-critters-tickets-155816309777

Friday, July 2
  • Summer Meal Pick-up
    10:30 am-11:00 am

Saturday, July 3
  • LIBRARY CLOSED
    All day

Monday, July 5
  • LIBRARY CLOSED
    All day

  • Summer Meal Pick-up
    10:30 am-11:00 am

Tuesday, July 6
  • Story Time on the Porch
    10:30 am-11:00 am

    Join Cheryl on the Charlotte Library porch for story time fun. Listen to great books and leave with a craft project. all Ages welcome.

Wednesday, July 7
  • Books of the World: My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
    4:00 pm-5:30 pm

    In five twice-monthly sessions, you will travel around the world reading and discussing novels by international authors that are rich in theme and sense of place. Titles we will cover are: Pachinko (Korea and Japan); The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Thailand and Australia); Atonement (England); My Sister, the Serial Killer (Nigeria); and The God of Small Things (India). Bring your curiosity and willingness to share your thoughts. — Steve is a veteran journalist, an experienced book group facilitator and a visitor to 73 countries. Co-sponsored by the Charlotte Senior Center. Library. Please contact CSCZoom@gmavt.net to register.

Thursday, July 8
  • Cooking Adventures on the Charlie Cart
    10:30 am-11:15 am

    Join Cheryl on the Charlotte Library porch for cooking adventures on the Charlie Cart.
    July 8 - Dog Biscuits

    July 15 Foods From Your Favorite Books (Blueberries for Sal, If you Give a Mouse a Cookie, The Very Hungry Caterpillar)
    July 22 Vermont Seasonal Taste Testing and Herb Butter
    July 29 Blender Favorites-Take a spin with the blender to create hummus and milk shakes!
    Ages 7 and up. Registration required due to space restriction.

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