On April 29, 2020

Fletcher Memorial Library refreshes offerings

LUDLOW—The staff at Fletcher Memorial Library is trying to be creative in offering you items to read, listen to or watch. On nice days from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (at least) they will have a book cart outside the rear entrance with bagged books, audio books and movies. Please take and enjoy. They do not want these items back.

Librarians have been diligently working to inventory and weed the adult collection. Many items had not circulated in excess of five years. The shelves were crowded and a number of books in non-circulating condition. Now the shelves are refreshed, dusted, and ready to peruse. Sacha, the youth librarian, has been working remotely from home posting on social media, reading stories (found on the youth web page) posting links for kids and families, researching new books and working on some kind of a summer program offering.

In addition, we have been researching titles for days and weeks. Two orders for adult books and two orders for adult audio books have been submitted and 31 new large print books have been received. Displays have been refreshed and much work in the cloud has been done in the catalog.

The library remains closed until May 15 following Governor Scott’s Stay at Home and non-essential workers order, but they are available if you have questions. Please take time to go to fmlnews.org and look around. There are many offerings, all free! Click the menu tab in the top left and check out the tabs: downloadable audio and e-books, Ancestry Research, web courses, Youth page with a lot on it and more.

When the library does reopen, we will be using the rear entrance only. Patrons will be asked to leave their returns in the air lock, wear masks and use the provided hand sanitizer  before entering the inner door and practice social distancing,  assuming the order is still in place. As well, our book shelves will be closed to the public.

Please visit the web page and then to the “catalog” tab where you may peruse your favorite authors and sign in as a library patron and you may make lists of titles you would like to read once they may open and the catalog will be fully functional. You will be able to place holds on items. As always you may call and we happy to do it for you!

Fletcher Memorial Library is located at 88 Main St. in Ludlow. For more info call 802-228-8921.

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