BURNHAM MEMORIAL LIBRARY
We are excited to announce that we are extending book browsing at the library. Patrons no longer have to sign-up for an appointment, but can come to browse during these specific times:
Mondays, 1-4 pm
Wednesdays 10 am – 1 pm
Saturdays 12:30 – 2 pm
Patrons will be let inside until the library is at its capacity limit. Patrons will be limited to browsing inside for 30 minutes. A staff member will be checking patrons in at the door and asking patrons to leave when their time is up. If patrons are not finished checking items out by the time their time is up, they can leave them with a staff member who will check them out and bring them to their car.
At this time, patrons cannot browse both floors. Please let library staff know if you would like to have something from a different floor and we will happily bring it for you.
Computer usage will be available upstairs in 30 minute increments. Patrons who need to use a computer for more than 30 minutes can borrow a library laptop for up to 90 minutes, for use in the parking lot or at a picnic table.
While masks are no longer required during curbside pickup or during outdoor adult programs, we do ask that patrons visiting the building continue to practice social distancing and wear a facemask in order to protect those members of our community who have not yet received, or are not yet eligible for the vaccine.
Departmental changes are as follows:
Effective June 1st 2021 – COVID-19
Curbside Delivery Service: The library now offers curbside pickup of library materials on Saturdays from 10am-12pm, Tuesdays from 1-4pm and Thursdays 3-6pm. For additional information, please go to: https://colchestervt.gov/3244/Curbside
Changed: Newly expanded digital collection and links to many free resources, Library Cards are available to Colchester residents online for quick access, Read-alouds and storytimes for children shared via social media, voicemail, and LCATV. We also have online and limited outdoor events for children, teens, and adults. The most up-to-date listing of all events is on our calendar.
Reduced: Wi-fi, now available via Parking Lot 24/7, Staff available by phone and email Monday thru Friday 10-6 and Saturday 10-1, Loaned materials available via advance request at curbside Saturdays from 10am-12pm, Tuesdays from 1-4pm and Thursdays 3-6pm.
Suspended: Use of Meeting Space, Indoor Programming, and Adult Outreach Services