The Worthen Library Will be closed Friday April 9th. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The Worthen Library staff are happy to be open to the public! We are open:
- Monday 10 am to 3 pm
- Tuesday 10 am to 3 pm
- Wednesday 10 am to 8 pm
- Thursday 10 am to 3 pm
- Friday 10 am to 2 pm
- Saturday 10 am to 2 pm
Here are some helpful tips and info for the reopening phase:
– Please wear a face mask. There will be masks available if you happen to forget yours.
– Patrons can browse the collections for up to 30 minutes.
– One computer available for research/essential needs. Users who bring their own device may use the wifi and print, but can only stay in the building for 30 minutes.
– There will no programs, gatherings, or seating. There will be greatly increased sanitation practices and all the social distancing guidelines that members of the public are likely used to by now (keep six feet apart, wear a facial covering while in the building, wash hands or use hand sanitizer).
– During this reopening phase, curbside pickup will be available by request, and may require a day’s notice in order for staff to safely prepare materials.
Keep Our Library Relevant
Exciting plans are in the works for 2021 programming for adults and kids. Building on the great success of our Racial Justice Forum, we’re bringing you a series of presentations, discussions and activities on topics including hunting and land stewardship, Abenaki traditional land use, women in land conservation and geo-caching for kids at historic sites around town to help teach about our history.
You can be part of making these virtual and socially distanced programs a success by making a donation today. Your gift will help cover the cost of an extended Zoom license similar to the platform used during the Racial Justice forum that was attended by over 400 people. (click here to view the recording.) Your support will also help us spread the word to reach even more people. And, of course, we hope to add vital resources to our collection, especially on Abenaki heritage and land use.
As the pandemic continues, the ability to adapt will be key in bringing relevant programming to you in the safety of your home. Please make your gift today to make these presentations possible.
The Worthen Society was established to recognize those who have made a financial commitment to the library. Please visit the Library Foundation’s page to find out how you can make a difference in our ongoing fundraising effort.
About the Library
The Worthen Library provides a central spot and a rich resource for our Island community to gather and grow. Come explore our diverse collection of books, magazines, DVDs, audiobooks, museum and park passes and more!