Morrill Memorial & Harris Library

 

                                    

    Modified Hours: 

Monday 1:00-6:00

Wednesday 10:00-3:00

Thursday 10:00-3:00

Saturday 9:00-12:00


Phone: 802-765-4037

           Email: straffordvtlibrary@gmail.com



Covid Update, Nov. 14

    

The Morrill Memorial and Harris Library will return to curbside-only service starting Thursday, Nov. 19. Library trustees decided this was necessary to protect the health of our patrons, the staff and our community amid the rising number of Covid-19 cases. 


Library services will continue to be available the following hours:

Monday 1-6 

Wednesday 10-3 

Thursday 10-3 

Saturday 9-12


Those interested in borrowing books, DVDs, audiobooks or periodicals can check their availability by using our online library catalog at 

www.straffordlibrary.org/library-catalog.php.  

You can search by author, title, subject matter or material type (for example,  Audio, DVD; or J Audio, J DVD for youth materials).  


Requests for materials are best made through email at straffordvtlibrary@gmail.com.

Melissa Strayton, our librarian, will be available through that address or by phone (765-4037) during our operating hours. She is happy to provide recommendations or any help you may need in finding materials. At this time, our statewide interlibrary loan service will continue for items not available in the library. Access to our high-speed internet service will still be available to those who park outside the library at any time of the day.


Please consider spending some time exploring our website, where you can find a wealth of online offerings for such materials as downloadable audiobooks, a movie streaming service and online classes. Some online services require your patron number, which Melissa can provide. Our website also provides a running list of newly acquired books, audiobooks and DVDs under the NEWS tab.


Activities and book lists for children are available at straffordstorytime.wordpress.com, the website being maintained  by our children’s programming assistant. 


Thank you for your understanding and support as we strive to continue providing our library services as safely as possible.


---- The Library Trustees


Stay-at-Home                  Family Activities


To help parents find substitute activities for some of the children’s programming that the library would normally offer, Sarah Rogers, our children’s programming coordinator, has created Strafford Stortytime, a website for children (and their parents) to enjoy.  In addition to some links to videos of children’s book readings, the site offers children’s book recommendations and some suggestions for craft projects and other activities. Information about our summer reading program, “Imagine Your Story,” will be posted on the site, which can be found at

https://straffordstorytime.wordpress.com/

 Online Offerings      

  

Our online offerings include:


Overdrive, through the Green Mountain Library Consortium (GMLC), provides free access to downloadable eAudiobooks and eBooks. https://gmlc.overdrive.com/

On the landing page, you will be asked to select your library on a pull down menu and then to enter your patron account number (contact the library if you need your account number).


The Vermont Online Library offers a wide array of electronic databases through Gale/Cengage on a variety of topics geared to a variety of age levels, for both generalists and specialists. These resources are available 24 hours-a-day anywhere Internet access is available. The information is produced by known and trusted publishers.  These include many newspapers and magazines.

https://vtonlinelib.org  You will be asked for geo location, that will connect you to the Morrill Library account.


Kanopy is an online streaming video service with material from sources like PBS and the BBC.  Please note that the library is billed $2 per view; for this reason there are viewing caps of 3/month for each patron. Only start a movie you want to watch.  You have 72 hours from the time you begin the film to complete it without additional charge. 


 Right now, the service is offering a number of movies and a wide range of quality children’s programming at no charge. (Usually children's programming service is billed at $5/30 days of unlimited viewing). Please contact the library for further instructions on using this service.

https://straffordlibrary.kanopy.com



Universal Class provides access to a wide range of online classes.

https://vermontstate.universalclass.com/barcode-login.htm?enter+code

http://bit.ly/vtlib_uc 


LearningExpress Library provides a comprehensive selection of academic and career-related material. It includes skill-building in reading, writing, math, and science, college admissions exams, occupational licensing tests, workplace skills improvement, career exploration, and much more. Follow the link, and create a login and password.

https://www.learningexpresshub.com/?AuthToken=7D8DFFB6-42A8-4C31-8197-6866AB096C17 

 

You can read more about the program here - https://libraries.vermont.gov/online_library/LearningExpress 

Kanopy Movie-Streaming Service



The library is pleased to offer the Kanopy film-streaming service, an on-demand collection of 30,000 titles, including classic movies, documentaries, foreign language works, hard-to-find films, indie productions, PBS shows and The Great Courses. Films can be streamed from any computer, smart TV or mobile device by donwloading the Kanopy app. Patrons can access Kanopy by visiting straffordlibrary.kanopy.com, clicking on "Sign Up" and entering their name, email address and library number. Feel free to stop by the library or call if you need to obtain your library number or would like assistance. 

     Please keep in mind that the library is charged per view, so patrons can help us keep the service affordable by streaming only those movies they intend to watch -- rather than sampling several. Movies that are stopped and paused can be completed within 72 hours without incurring an additional charge. 

Universal Classes

 

     These are high-quality online courses available for free. See information on our links page.