A new Friends of the Huntington Public Library group is forming. We have just established the Friends group as nonprofit organization! Our mission is to support the library’s special programs and purchases through fundraising and advocacy. We hope to get the community involved, and we will need as much help as you are willing to give! Watch for updates on the library’s website www.huntingtonlibraryvt.organd on Front Porch Forum. If you are interested in helping out, or would like some more information, feel free to email the Friends at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Friends of Huntington Public Library are excited to announce this year’s Annual appeal. Look for our brochure in this month’s issue of the Times Ink or pick one up at the library. The Annual Appeal is the Friends’ most important fundraiser. Please donate as generously as you can to support our town library and all of its many programs. We very much appreciate all gifts!
Please remember to make your checks out to “Friends of HPL.”
The HomeCard Library Program is a cooperative library system which has served Chittenden County as well as other towns willing to participate since 1991. Patrons that have HomeCard privileges may use their hometown library card to check out materials at participating libraries. *NOTE* The Fletcher Free Library in Burlington does not particiapte.
Patrons with HomeCard privileges must be in good standing to borrow from other libraries and present an active library card with a stamp signifying that they are in the HomeCard program.
All materials borrowed from other libraries must be returned to that lending library.
If you are over 16 years of age and have a Huntington Public Library account in good standing then HomeCard privileges may be given at the librarians discretion. HomeCard privileges vary per library.
Interlibrary Loan: If we don’t have a title that you are looking for we might be able to track it down for you through Interlibrary Loan. We provide interlibrary loan services to all Huntington residents.
Book Suggestions: If there is a book that you think the library should have in its collection or there is something that you really want to read, let us know. We order new books every month and welcome suggestions.
Internet Access: Our library has high-speed Internet access and three computers for public use, as well as free wireless access.
We will deliver library materials to your home if you are unable to come to the library because of an injury, poor health or are unable to drive. Contact our Librarians at (802)434-4583 or email if you would like more information about the library’s outreach services or would like to make a specific request.
Please note that if you are in a high risk category, or any other reason 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 our pleasure to deliver! All deliveries are completely confidential!
Vermont Parks Pass: Now you can check out a pass that will gain you free entry into any Vermont State Park Day Use Area and Vermont Historic Sites for up to 8 people in one vehicle. The pass can be checked out to any Huntington Library Card Holder for up to three days. Don’t forget we also have passes to Echo Museum, Shelburne Museum, The Birds of Vermont Museum and to Shelburne Farms. Echo Pass: Ask the librarian to borrow the Library Echo Pass and everyone in your party will be admitted to ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain for $4. Huntington residents may check out the pass for up to a week in order to make their visit and get the pass back to the library for the next group to enjoy. Shelburne Farms Pass: We have received a membership pass to Shelburne Farms. The pass may be checked out for a few days and used to gain free admission to the children’s farmyard and the walking trails. Inquire about the pass at the circulation desk.
Birds of Vermont Museum Pass: Ask at the librarian to borrow the pass and your family receives free admission to the Birds of Vermont Museum in Huntington, VT. The pass is valid from May 1 – October 31 and can be checked out for 3 days.
Who would like to be a Lake Champlain Watershed Explorer? The Huntington Public Library has copies of the newly produced “Watershed Explorer Challenge” booklets available to all on the ‘Books To Go’ table. Created by the Lake Champlain Sea Grant program, this well-designed, 32-page booklet is geared toward middle schoolers but also suitable for upper elementary or early high school students. It’s designed to help young people learn about the Lake Champlain Basin and has fun activities on topics like water clarity, macroinvertebrates, and food webs. In addition to the 11 different indoor and outdoor activities, the booklet has a glossary and links to several resources to investigate topics in more depth. Learn more here:https://www.uvm.edu/seagrant/watershed-explorer-challenge
There are dozens of websites, webinars and youtube channels to keep one learning and investigating throughout the next many months – just on the topic of natural science. Listed below are a few that are associated with authors and further investigation will yield additional resources. If you are interested in reading their books, please send an email to email@example.com or call and leave a message, 434-4583.
The Book Group meets fourth on the Saturday morning of
each month, 10 am, via Zoom.
This month’s read is “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean, a truly amazing depiction of what Libraries can accomplish and all the fascinating things that can occur inside the building – including mysteries, fires, and even little miracles.
Meeting on June 26, 10 am.
July’s read is “A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II” by Sonia Purcell. This is the secret life of Virginia Hall!