(Burlington, VT) The Fletcher Free Library Director, Mary Danko, announced today that FFL will close its doors to the public from Wednesday, March 18 until April 6 in an effort to keep the community safe.
“We all need to do our part to contain the spread of COVID-19,” she said. “While it is difficult to decrease library services, we know that this is the best way to reduce the impact this virus will have locally.”
Danko noted that the library will boost its digital services and provide curbside pickup for items on hold. Online offerings include access to eBooks, downloadable audio, streaming TV and films, online language classes and other educational classes. These services are available with a library card and PIN number. Patrons who are not regular users of FFL online resources should email [email protected] or call the library at (802)863-3403 for support.
The library has also temporarily instituted an automatic renewal policy for items that do not have holds on them, and suspended all new fines.
Other services are being developed. “We are working on curbside pick-up after March 19 for items that you put on hold,” she stated. “We need a couple of days to get our process in order so thank you for your patience in advance.”
“We are also working on new and fun virtual programming that we can provide for all ages,” she said. “Our first online program is a Book Discussion Series for Adults. The first book will be David Copperfield. We’ll meet virtually every week after reading four chapters. Our goal is to continue to serve our community in the best and safest way possible. While our services change, our dedication to the community does not.”
For more information about the Fletcher Free Library, visit fletcherfree.org.