SFPL in the news!

John Metcalfe from the Rotary Club of Middlebury presenting their grant award to Ruth Shattuck Bernstein, Salisbury Library Director

The library was selected to receive $750 from the Paul Post Fund (administered by the Vermont Community Foundation) to increase the library’s ease of access and appeal for young people in our community. The money will be used to improve and expand our children’s book collection with new acquisitions for all ages and interests, develop our library’s first Strategic Plan, establish a regular materials delivery service to the town’s two registered child care centers, as well as to homes that desire it, and coordinate with the school on a library card drive.

This summer we also received $200 from the Vermont Department of Libraries Summer Programming grant. This money was used to support “take and make” activities for all ages during the summer.

We have also been selected as the recipients of $500 from the Rotary Club of Middlebury Charity Assessment Committee (CACO) to support the ever-increasing use of our eBook, audio book, and movie subscription offerings. This money will be used to increase the library’s monthly usage caps on Green Mountain Library Consortium’s and OverDrive Inc’s eBook and audiobook services and Kanopy’s downloadable movie subscription, as well as to reduce wait times for popular books. These popular and easily accessible services are both available free to anyone who registers for a library card.

NEW! kanopy movie streaming available now!  Free with library card.  Click here to get started: https://salisburypl.kanopy.com/


Always available:

***FREE ONLINE AUDIO BOOKS AND E-BOOKS: With your library card you can download or stream FREE audio books and e-books. They can be accessed at https://gmlc.overdrive.com/ or through downloading the Libby App (https://libbyapp.com/welcome). Email or message if you need a new library card or to be given your full library card number or for any other technical assistance.

***FREE WI-FI 24/7: FREE Wi-fi is always available by parking or sitting outside the library.  

***STEP-SIDE PICKUP AND DELIVERY: Request items (books, movies, games, snowshoes, wildlife cameras, park passes, puzzles, printing) and they will be placed outside in a bag with your name.  If you need delivery we can coordinate that.  You can search our online catalog here at http://opac.libraryworld.com/opac/signin.php…, Library name: SFPL, no password. You can request directly from the catalog, or email, message, or call. If you just have general requests or want to chat about books feel free to email or call as well! 

***NON-TRADITIONAL ITEMS: Many non-traditional items available for checkout, including 2 wildlife cameras, 10 snowshoes, many puzzles and games, VT History Museum and Echo Center Passes available for check out.Passes – The library has free and reduced price passes to the ECHO Museum, VT Historic Sites, Shelburne Farms, VT State Parks, and the Billings Farm & Museum.  These passes are available for check out!  

***FREE MOVIE STREAMING:  service Kanopy! Access at https://salisburypl.kanopy.com/ and sign in using your full library card number. Let me know if you need your number or have other questions! Four film credits a month are offered to each patron, up to a maximum for the library.
*Online library catalogue to see what we have at https://opac.libraryworld.com/opac/home.php; library name “SFPL;” no password.

***FREE MEMBERSHIP TO ALL: Also, remember: the library is FREE to residents of all towns, including Leicester, Ripton, and Goshen, and, of course, Salisbury. Just email or call for a library card.

***FREE INTER-LIBRARY LOAN: If we don’t have an item for which you are looking we can almost always get it for you!

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The following free services are available to all Salisbury Public Library card holders.  Follow the links below to access online content.  Please contact the Library for account numbers or passwords.

Online Catalog

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 Universal Class
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 Free e-Books
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FREE Books mailed monthly to Addison County kids 0-5

 Listen up Vermont
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 Internet Archive
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Vermont Online Library!

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