News and Calendar

While the library building not open to the public, our librarian is working and services are available! We offer Inter-Library-Loan (ILL) courier delivery & curbside service.

GOOD NEWS! Deborah is working in the library to support Front Porch pick up service & ILLs!

How to Use Curbside Library Service

  1. Decide what materials you would like to check out: You can search the collection online or call during regular library hours for help at 453-4015.

  2. OR email Deborah at nhl@gmavt.net OR leave a phone message, with your name and contact number and up to 3 requests. Deborah will get back to you to confirm your "order" and let you know the next pick up times. She is happy to help you choose something over the phone - and can check that you have not read it before.

  3. Your requests will be placed on a small table under the front porch. On very damp or rainy days, please come to the side door and I will hand out your materials - masked, of course!

  4. Please pick up as promptly as possible. Pick up will take place during library hours only.

Returning items: They can be placed in our drop box to the left of the library. All returned materials will be quarantined for seven days before they go back into circulation.

If you have any further questions about the process you can reach Deborah at the library during regular library hours.

InterLibrary Loans (ILLs)

If you're looking for something you don't see at this library, we can almost always get if for you, one way or another. Just let us know what you want. We can request in-state or across the country. ILLs usually take a week to come in and can nearly always be renewed. And it's always free!

Monthly News From Library

Director Deborah Lundbech
802-453-4015 and nhl@gmavt.net

November Update (11/14/20)

Here at the New Haven Community Library, we are happy to report that Front Porch Pick-up is as strong as ever.

Many people are calling in to request specific items, to have items chosen for them, or to request an Inter Library loan. (October was our highest number of ILLS ever requested!)

New closing time on Wednesdays & Thursdays:

The vast majority of our requests are picked up before 6pm, and the evenings tend to be very quiet as few people call in for help, or for requests, after 7pm. We have therefore made the decision to close the library at 7pm going forward - and starting on Wed., November 18th. This will still provide evening hours, but eliminate the little used final hour.

On another note - pick up will generally be under the Front Porch, as it has been, but for very damp or rainy days, please come to the side door and I will hand out your materials - masked, of course!

Please call me at the library if you have further questions. 453-4015.

November News

Our Front Porch Pick-Up service continues to be very well-used and appreciated. If you know of anyone that is not aware of our service and could use some library materials to liven up the home front, please let them know about our service. (802-453-4015)

As we move into colder, wetter months, I will be using our side door as the Front Porch can get very wet. (Unless it's a very sunny dry day, in which case materials will still be out on the Front Porch.) Just knock on the door or my window, and I'll bring your requests out to you (masked, of course.)

Many of us will be having much smaller Thanksgivings this year - but however you may be celebrating, I wish a happy and safe holiday to all.

October News

Things continue much the same at the library, but I am very happy to help people, by phone or email, to enroll as patrons, to navigate our website to choose books or other materials for you to pick up on our Front Porch, or just to chat!

We are not open to the public or hosting programs at this point. The Friends of the Library will meet again once we re-open. (although we are always happy to talk about welcoming new members.)

My hours at the library continue to be Tues: 10-5pm, Wed. and Thu. 1-8pm, and Sat. 10-1pm.

Happy fall!

September News

I would like to express my thanks to the Friends of the New Haven Community Library for once again funding the Vermont Middle-Grade Book Award books, and the Green Mountain Award books, geared toward high school students. These books are a valuable addition to the library's collection and are always in high demand.

We also have cool check off lists for those incredibly motivated kids (I see them every year) who like to read ALL of them!

Our Front Porch pick up continues to be popular and busy. I treasure the contact I have with patrons and enjoy selecting materials for many of you. We miss providing the numerous other benefits the library does in normal times - special programs, regular programs, a gathering place, inside computer use, Beeman visits, etc. The Trustees and I continue to visit our current model monthly, and will revise as we feel it is safe and wise to do so.

Reminder: I will be on vacation for the week beginning Tues. Sept. 1st, and back in the library on Tues. Sept. 8th.

I hope you all enjoy a safe, happy Labor Day.

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Earlier Monthly News Announcements

ILL Courier Service Re-Starts June 16!

I'm happy to announce that we will be re-starting our Inter-Library Loan (ILL) courier delivery service on Tuesday June 16th!

  • If you have given me requests already, they will be entered the week of June 16th.

  • If you have ILL requests from March or before, it's possible they will arrive this Tuesday. I'll be contacting people as they come in.

  • If you've never used ILL before, it's easy! If you're looking for something you don't see at this library - we can almost always get if for you, one way or another. Just let us know what you want. We can request in-state or across the country. ILLs usually take a week to come in and can nearly always be renewed.

And it's always free!

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June 2, 2020

Curbside Library Service Beginning June 2!

We are excited to announce that as of Tuesday, June 2nd, we will be starting curbside service at the library. Here's how it will work:

  1. Decide what materials you would like to check out. (You can check the collection online at www.nhcl.org or call me during regular library hours for help at 453-4015).

  2. OR email me at nhl@gmavt.net

  3. OR leave a phone message, with your name and contact number and up to 3 requests. I will get back to you to confirm your "order" and let you know the next pick up times. I am happy to help you choose something over the phone - and can check that you have not read it before.

  4. We will be placing your requests on a small table under the front porch. Please pick up as promptly as possible. Pick up will take place during library hours only.

  5. When you are returning items they can be placed in our refurbished drop box (yay!) to the left of the library. All returned materials will be quarantined for seven days before they go back into circulation.

If you have any further questions about the process you can reach me at the library during regular library hours.

Thank you and happy spring!

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May 1, 2020

I hope that you are all keeping well in these difficult times, and striving to find the positive sides of staying home/staying safe. My sympathy to all of you feeling stressed, overwhelmed and isolated. Please remember that help is out there if you need it. If you would like to be connected to people or agencies that can offer support in a variety of ways, call me at the library (453-4015) and I can get that information to you. I'm always happy to chat, too, as many of you know! I am here on Tues. 10-5, Wed 1-8, Thu 1-8 and Sat 10-1pm.

Go to our COVID-19 Response - Deborah's Messages page to find a list of links to people and agencies.

Here at the library, I am working on the collection - sorting, re-classifying, weeding, etc., all with the idea of making the collection better and easier to use. I have been ordering new materials, and although deliveries have been put on hold, those will be shipped and will freshen up the collection when we re-open. (Happy day!) Warmest wishes to you all.

Deborah Lundbech, director (802-453-4015)

Announcing Learning Express Library!

We are pleased to announce that the Vermont Department of Libraries has contracted for free, statewide access to Learning Express Library.

  • LEL offers many license prep tests, including many of the necessary components of the CDL, nursing, medical testing, SAT, LSAT, and GRE prep.

  • It also offers a wide range of academic and career-related solutions in one platform, including skill-building in reading, writing, math and science, college admissions exams, occupational licensing test, career exploration, and much more.

  • It includes information to help job seekers explore occupations, find career matches based on interest and skills, search for scholarships, and create effective resumes.

  • Additionally, Learning Express Library has a computer skills center where one can learn the fundamentals of using a computer and more with self-paced, easy-to-use tutorials - beginner to advance levels.

To access Learning Express Library, go to the link on our "Onsite & Online Resources" page here.

For more information, contact Deborah at the library! 802-453-4015

We will display our calendar here when we are able to re-open the library for events.

The library has a lot of new materials. New DVDs and many new books.

Remember, if you are looking for something we don’t have, I will be very happy to Inter-Library loan or purchase. Just ask!