Rainbow Connection for COVID-19 

rainbow coloring sheet, click the PDF

People all over the world have been placing rainbows in their windows as part of a project called the Rainbow Connection, which is aimed at bringing some joy to kids (and let's be honest, adults) taking quick neighborhood walks around their neighborhoods for some outdoor time.  It's a joyful graphic to look at in a time when most graphics

we're taking in track COVID-19 cases.


Alice M. Ward Library is closed indefinitely effective 3/17/2020  

Following our emergency Trustee meeting regarding our response to the Coronavirus outbreak the decision has been made to close the library effective immediately, until further notice.
Staff members will be answering phone calls & emails during most business hours Monday through Thursday. tel #: 802-266-7135 email: alice.ward.library@gmail.com
Wifi is available from your parked car. The network is AWML, the pw is : AliceWardLibrary1 (the A the W and the L are capitalized and 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 will not be circulating out or in.
Do NOT return materials you have out, especially if you are feeling unwell. Due dates are suspended. There are no fines.
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 alice.ward.library@gmail.com
Please watch this space for more information. Right now, closing is a service we are providing- to protect and sustain the health of our greater community and conserve health resources from an overwhelming demand.
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. "


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Alice Ward Memorial Library

27 Park Street, P.O. Box 134

Canaan VT 05903