2156 Main Road * Huntington, Vermont, 05462 * 802/434-4583* hpl@gmavt.net


***Due to the COVID-19 virus in Vermont The Huntington Public Library is CLOSED to the public until further notice. All events, meetings, and groups are canceled.****


Book Chat

Join us on October 21, at 1:30 pm, via Google Meet, Rebecca Mueller of the Richmond Free Library and Stacey Symanowicz of the Huntington Public Library will present “Discover between the Covers,” a monthly book chat session featuring materials from the two libraries.  Chats will introduce readers to a variety of titles:  old and new, fiction and non-fiction, past and current award winners, favorite series, and perhaps a movie or two.   There will be time set aside to let participants share what they’ve discovered, too!  

Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:30pm – 2:30pm Eastern Time – New York
Joining info
Join with Google Meet
Join by phone
(US) +1 321-373-3397 (PIN: 129434690)


For a list of Childrens Book Publisher’s resources,

please click under “RESOURCES”

tab and scroll down to the bottom of the page.



Vermont State Parks day pass &

Vermont Historic Sites available to borrow!


Using a pass entitles FREE DAY ENTRY for a family (up to 8 people in one vehicle)

Passes are available for a three (3) day checkout.




                                            July 2020

The new heating system is here!

Here is a picture of the condensers.

The next project is a roof covering

to protect them for snowfall!

Thank you to the Trustees and a

special thanks to Karen Gonnet!




to the

Friends of the Huntington Public Library

for generously sponsoring this year’s purchase of the 30 Vermont Middle Grade Award Books!

*Formerly known as the

Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award

These books are for grades 4 through 8.


Books to Go!

Request books, DVDs, and audiobooks, by email (hpl@gmavt.net) or phone 434-4583 & come pick them up

on the table by the outside door every Monday and Friday 11 am – 3 pm.

Materials can be returned in the book drop at any time. Please note that ALL items that are returned will be

placed in a box for seven days in a separate room before being checked in. Please feel free to ignore any

overdue reminders that you may receive!


Inter-Library Loans

Good news! As of Monday, July 6, we will be resuming borrowing and lending our Inter-Library Loan services! This means you are welcome to request books that the Huntington Public Library does not currently have in it’s collection.

Please note that here will be about a 3 week wait between the request and the book delivery to you. We will be quarantining all books for one week upon there arrival to us.



Please note that if you are in a high risk category and in need of a book, DVD, and/or audiobook delivery

please call 802/434-4583 and Stacey will gladly bring a bag to your door! It will be my pleasure to deliver!



March 22, 2020

The Huntington Library is now closed to patron visits, effective March 12, 2020, in response to the concerns about COVID-19 and the health and safety of all in our community. Since our closure, the Huntington Select board has closed all town owned buildings to the public and public functions, with some few exceptions for appointments to do necessary business. The Library will remain closed to the public until further notice.

Vermont libraries are now offering a variety of services to meet the needs of the communities, but they can change daily so please check our website at http://www.huntingtonlibraryvt.org to find our current services.

We are proud to announce a new drive-up service model we’re calling “Library to Go!” We’ve modeled this from the Starksboro Community Library.

Material Selection:

Patrons can request Library materials by calling 434-4583 or email hpl@gmavt.net and we will gather our books, DVDs, or other materials for you.

* To view the catalogue online go to hpl.kohavt.org. Your username is your full barcode number with no spaces (example: H9201234) and the default password if your last name. If you have any difficulties getting in, please call the Library.

* If you aren’t exactly sure what you’d like, you can call theLibrary 434-4583 or email (hpl@gmavt.net) to ask for for suggestions and the staff will be glad to put together a bag of materials for you.

Pick Up:

* Books and other materials will be available for pickup twice per week on Mondays and Fridays from 10am – 3pm.

* Your books will be placed on a table outside the main entrance in a bag with your name on it.

* If you are unable to get the Library please let us know when you request your books. The Trustees will be happy to deliver to your doorstep.


Please know that our Library has extensive access to ebooks, which you can download on your device from home. If you would like a password and instructions for ListenUp Vermont please call or email the Library You can visit help.libbyapp.com for assistance using the app.

Inter-Library Loans:

* Service has been suspended due to health concerns.

Book Returns:

* We won’t be contacting our patrons about overdue notices until we resume regular hours and routines. However, you may receive automated notice through our computer program . Feel free to ignore this if you are self-quarantined or alternately go online and renew the items.

* We encourage people to return books to the dropbox or the return box on the table when you come to the Library to pick up your new package of books.


* The WiFi will stay on and patrons can use our WiFi from outside the building. The password will be posted on the Library door and the dropbox for your reference.


* The Library will maintain communication through our website, Front Porch Forum, Faceook, and postings on the Library door. We will also update our phone message with vital information.

We are taking these actions to protect our community, but we will try to meet your library needs as well as possible during this time. Thank you for your support and understanding.

-The Huntington Public Library Board of Trustees and Staff


Ebooks and Audiobooks are always available through Listen Up Vermont!

All you need is a valid Library account and a password!

Here are the directions and links to help.

Getting started with the Libby app

The free Libby app is the easiest way to get started with digital books, audiobooks, and magazines from your public library. Libby is available for Android, iOS, Windows 10, some Chromebooks, and in your browser at libbyapp.com.


  • If you have a device that’s not compatible with Libby, you can use the OverDrive app to borrow and enjoy digital titles instead.

See Libby in action

Get started with Libby

listen-upSTEP 1

Install the Libby app from your device’s app store.

Or, visit libbyapp.com in your Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge browser.


In Libby, follow the prompts to find your library and sign in with a valid library card.


Browse your library’s collection and borrow a title.


Borrowed titles appear under Shelf > Loans and download to the app automatically when you’re connected to Wi-Fi, so you can read them when you’re offline.

From your Loans, you can:

  • Tap Read With… to choose where you’d like to read the book (Kindle or Libby), then finish sending to Kindle (U.S. libraries only) or start reading in Libby.
  • Tap Open Audiobook or Open Magazine to start reading or listening to that title.
  • Tap Manage Loan to see options like Renew and Return.

If you need more help with Libby, please visit Libby Help. Happy reading!



ukeSunday Sing and Uke – POSTEDPONED!
Bring your singing voice and possibly your ukelele Sunday, April 5, 1:30 -3:00 pm to the Huntington library. Ukelele players will lead all with lyrics and chords in lively music to raise the spirits. No experience necessary and ALL ages welcome to sing, play, watch. Ukelele players will be happy to introduce you to the instrument. Any questions email Kathy Kort at  kkort@gmavt.net

PLANET HUNTINGTON visits Africa, April 5, 5:30 p.m. – POSTPONED

Planet Huntington visits Africa on Sunday, April 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the Huntington Library. “Mother Africa”: Stories from South Africa, Ghana, and Morocco. Join the Menke/Delaneys and Koena Semenya, their exchange student from South Africa, as they share the African portion of their round-the-world adventure. The Menke/Delaneys will discuss how they hiked mountains, rode camels, visited villages, and explored history, food, and culture across the continent. Koena will share images and stories from his home in Limpopo Province, near Krueger National Park.


Vermont Humanities Speaker’s Bureau Presents

Yvonne Daley – Will be Rescheduled

In the late 1960s and ’70s, thousands of young migrants, largely from the cities and suburbs of New York and Massachusetts, turned their backs on the establishment of the 1950s and moved to the back woods, small towns and cities of rural Vermont, spawning a revolution that impacted the state’s politics, agriculture, education, business practices, and culture. While the movement brought hippies, organic farmers, political radicals, and free thinkers to what was then one of the nation’s most conservative states, the newcomers were in turn influenced by longtime residents and their practical lessons in rural living.The result is a most interesting state, one that blends progressive and conservative values and ideas. Author Yvonne Daley discusses this interesting time in Vermont’s history and its impact today.


Special Thanks to Tim and Linda Jones who in honor of his beloved parents, Hilton and Lorraine Jones has donated three years of Consumer Reports Online!


Come visit the beautiful art exhibit featuring local artist



Hatha Yoga with Tania Dornic Returns!

In February & March every other Thursday. The time is 5:45pm -6:45 pm. The fee has changed to $50 in advance for the 5-class series, or $13 drop-in. The style will remain slow, mindful, and alignment-based, with yin and yoga nidra mixed in at the end. Please feel free to contact Tania directly to let her know to plan for you or with any questions at 802/355-4013 (call or text).


Art Space at the Library The Library has beautiful gallery space for hanging all types of media, from unframed photographs to shadowboxes. Artists are welcome to sell their work and no percentage is taken by the Library. Please contact us with any questions!



****Note:  Listen Up Vermont/Overdrive/Libby has a two step authentication login system.  This will provide patrons with more security.

Everyone must have a valid library card and then will be asked to choose their library, use their barcode (nine digit account number), and use a personal password.

Patrons will use their barcode number as their log in and use a password.  The password is the same used to check on your koha account from home.   If you are unable to login to Listen Up Vermont/Overdrive/Libby, please call 434.4583 update your account.  We can renew your card, give you a password and troubleshoot all in one phone call!