Passport to Libraries
This summer, you can explore Vermont's libraries with the Vermont
Library Association's Passport to Vermont Libraries. From June 1st to September 1st, the Library will be one of ninety-nineVermont public and academic libraries that will be handing out passports and encouraging patrons to visit some of Vermont's unique, beautiful and creative libraries.
Local libraries will offer passport stamps and small prizes. Three patrons statewide (adult, young adult, child) will receive Vermont Library Ambassador awards for visiting the most libraries and a copy of the classic book on Vermont's libraries Where the Books Are, a book about the history and architecture of Vermont's public libraries by Pat Belding.
Patrons are encouraged to post pictures and stories
on the VLA's facebook page. Click here for more details about the program.
Learn how to Download Free E-Books through your Library
- Do you own an e-reader but not know how to use it?
- Would you like a demonstration on how to use Listen Up! Vermont?
We are here to help! You can reserve a tutoring session with a librarian to learn how to download free e-books from the Library.
Bring your own device or see a demonstration. Files are offered in several formats that work for many devices. The South Burlington Community Library has a NOOK and a Kindle available for checkout. Each device has a variety of preloaded titles so that you can see what reading a book on an e-reader is like. You can read our preselected titles, or you may request to have up to 3 additional titles borrowed through your Listen Up! Vermont account. To make an appointment for a one-hour session, please contact Barbara Ziemann, Public Service Librarian, at 652-7080. You may also email Barbara at email@example.com. Please bring your South Burlington Community Library card with you to your appointment.
Rita will be visiting South Burlington neighborhoods again this summer:
Check out when she will be in your part of town.
Food for Fines
FOOD FOR FINES @your Library during the month of July. Suggested donations: Pasta and sauce, rice, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, tuna, coffee, juice, baby formula, non-perishable, unopened food goods and also toiletries. Food donations are used for $2 late fees but not for payment of lost items. Donations will benefit the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf.
Passes for one-day check out are available through the Library for several area venues. The Library currently has family passes for Shelburne Farms, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vermont State Historic Sites, The Birds of Vermont Museum in Huntington and Vermont's History Museum in Montpelier. The Library also has a pass for the Echo Leahy Center for Lake Champlain. This pass provides reduced admission prices for up to two adults and three youths. Please check individual websites for schedule for each venue.
The Vermont State Department of Libraries and the Department of Forests, Parks, & Recreation have co-sponsored the donation of a free State Parks Day Pass to every library in Vermont. The library pass admits one vehicle holding up to eight people to a Vermont State Park Day Area for one day. Valid until individual park closes for season.
These one-day passes may be used by South Burlington residents who have a South Burlington Community library card. Call the Library at 652-7080 to reserve a pass for a specific date. The pass may be picked up at the Circulation desk in the morning and must be returned at the end of the day so others may enjoy the use of the pass. Please check websites or call venue for information on opening & closing dates & times.
Homebound Residents: Do you know a reader who needs books delivered? South Burlington homebound residents who do not own a car, who cannot drive or who are disabled may request monthly delivery of books on loan. Please call the Library at 652-7080.
Crisis Drills: Please keep in mind when visiting the Library that because we are located in a school, Crisis Drills are held routinely. Any person who is in the building during drills or during evacuation or lockdown situations must adhere to the instructions of Library/School personnel.