Alice M. Ward Memorial Library is open for in person visits by appointment. All Curbside services are still available on Mon/Tue/Wed & Thursdays & Saturday.
Call 266-7135 or email for a time.
Masks are required under the Governor's State Mandate. Hand hygiene is required for anyone visiting the library. Children 13 & under who visit must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.
Staff members will be answering phone calls & emails during most business hours Monday through Thursday & Saturday. tel #: 802-266-7135 email:
Wifi is available from your parked car. The network is Alice Ward Library 2.4G, the password is : canaanvt ( this is also posted on the door). These resources are available while we are closed. If there is a power outage or unforeseen problem please be patient we will do everything we can to keep it functioning well. The network and password info are always posted on the front door also.
Books/materials are available by no contact curbside pickup by appointment.
You can return materials to the book drop on the porch.
VTLIB provides many online services like Ebooks through Overdrive/Libby, VT Online Library, and Learning Express. You DO need a library card number, and we CAN open new accounts and give you a library card number over the phone/email. There is no residency requirement for a free library card. Anyone is eligible.
Once again our phone number is 802-266-7135 and our email address is
We are happy to be offering service under the guidance of the Governor and the VT Department of Libraries- to protect and sustain the health of our greater community and conserve health resources while making library access available.
We will continue sharing updates and online ideas on supportive distance programming and learning. Stay tuned! Stay well. Best wishes from AWML
A statement from the ALA: "The ALA Executive Board unequivocally stands in support of the safety and well-being of library workers and the communities we serve," stated the board. "To protect library workers and their communities from exposure to COVID-19 in these unprecedented times, we strongly recommend that academic, public and school library leaders and their trustees and governing bodies evaluate closing libraries to the public and only reopening when guidance from public health officials indicates the risk from COVID-19 has significantly subsided.
"It is very difficult for us to put forward this recommendation. Libraries pride themselves on being there during critical times for our communities. We are often the only institutions to remain open during times of crisis. Service and stewardship to our communities are core to our profession. "