BURNHAM MEMORIAL LIBRARY
We are thrilled that so many of our patrons have been able to receive one of the new COVID-19 vaccines; and we understand your enthusiasm to travel, see friends, and visit the library. However, due to the vaccination roll-out, most library staff--and the community at large--have not yet received the vaccine.
Multi-family gatherings are still substantially restricted in Vermont. We are well above the level of daily cases that closed our library to indoor public access last spring. In order to protect the health and safety of the community and our staff, the library will remained closed to indoor public access until conditions improve. We have learned enough about the virus and its capricious nature to be careful about predictions, so are not ready to say exactly what needs to change.
Please know that there is nothing that Colchester’s Burnham Memorial Library staff would like more than to open to indoor public access. We are monitoring the cases, state guidance, and business sector guidance daily in order to inform these decisions.
We appreciate your continued patience and understanding and we navigate this challenging time.
Departmental changes are as follows:
Effective May 5, 2020 – 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, Temporary Access Digital Library Cards are available online for quick access, Read-alouds and storytimes for children shared via social media, voicemail, and LCATV. We also have online 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, Computer, Printer, Fax Access, In-House Programming, and Adult Outreach Services