27 Park Street (P.O. Box 134) Canaan VT 05903
tel: 802-266-7135 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon-Tue-Wed- Thurs: 12pm-5pm Saturday: 10am-1pm.
Closed Fridays & Sundays.
If you need an after hours appointment please call the Library Director to see if a time can be arranged.
Welcome to our library! We offer books, audio and e books, magazines, programming, and we even loan disc golf equipment and snowshoes! We offer curbside service at all times for those who prefer it. If you have any questions, please ask. We look forward to serving you.
For more information, contact Library Director Sharon Ellingwood White at 802- 266-7135 or alice.ward.library@ gmail.com
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Logins are CHANGING for all Listen Up VT, Overdrive and Libby Users mid-September 2022. Please use your ***AWML*** card # to log in for your audio and e books and your password.Don't know your password? Call us at
802-266-7135 We are happy to help you use the new system.
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Alice M. Ward Memorial Library
Trustee meetings take place in the library at 4:00PM first Wednesday of each month. Due to COVID-19 meeting are being held in person and hybrid with a ZOOM option as well, call the library for dial in or video link information.
An Oral History Project
Canaan has so many stories. And we wanted to capture them. So in late 2017 the library received a generous grant from the Vermont Humanities Council to develop an oral history project. Since then we've been capturing stories on our newly purchased audio equipment just by sitting down to talk. People are telling their stories about growing up, about the closing of the Beecher Falls factory, about World War II, about the Earth People's Park commune. All of the recordings will eventually be archived for long term use.
What you see below are edited clips from each of the recording. We'll add to these as the year progresses and we hear more and more stories. We always need more stories! Please contact us and we can arrange a time to sit down and talk. You can talk about anything (but we especially love to hear about life at the Beecher Falls factory, right now).
I was a Christmas present for my brothers
Don't pee on my tree
When I went to boot camp
When I was four years old I had polio
Canaan Schools marching band practice.
I was in Nuremberg after the war
250 people were going to be laid off
We were starting a brave new world
We had a lot more snow back then
Dedication of Canaan Memorial Schools building in Fletcher Park