As of Monday, May 11th, we will be offering CURBSIDE SERVICE. Please note the building will remain closed to the public until further notice.
Our curbside hours will be Monday through Wednesday, 9:00am to 1:00pm, Thursdays from 2:00pm to 6:00 pm, or call to make an appointment. For staff and patron safety, we will continue to follow the mandatory health and safety guidelines put forth by the state.
To search our online catalog, visit https://hlccvt.org/search-our-catalog/. You can put items in a cart, and email it to the library by clicking on the envelope icon under “Share” and emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your sign-in is your Highgate Library Card number. The password is the word read, all lower case.
Or to reach us with your requests, do one of the following:
Call the library once you’re here to pick up your materials and we will bring them to your car. Weather permitting we may leave your order in a labeled bag on a table outside. While the book-drop remains open, we do not require patrons to return items at this time.
- Card renewals as well as issuing new library cards can be done via email or by calling the library.
- Our WiFi does reach the parking spaces in the front of the building, so feel free to drive up and log on! Password: Sh0rtSt0ry
- If you have any questions please email us: email@example.com. Or call us at 868-3970.
Some examples :
Stay Healthy Highgate Bingo Challenge with the Highgate Library and Highgate Rec: Here’s a fun game to play while staying safe and practicing social distancing. Print your own, pick up a copy near the front door of the arena, Desorcie’s, the Highgate Post Office, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will mail one to you. Entries due June 1st.
LEGO STAMPING ART
The Highgate Library and Community Center will be closed effective Wednesday, March 18th at 6:00 pm until April 6th, or until it has been deemed safe to open.
Staff members will be answering phone calls and emails during most business hours Monday through Thursday. Please know that we are not taking this action lightly and will continue to monitor health department recommendations. Please contact the library with any questions or concerns (802) 868-3970 or email@example.com/. We will still be available to assist you remotely.
Online Resources: if you are not already using our downloadable ebook and audiobook services https://gmlc.overdrive.com/ we encourage you to do so. You DO need a library card number and a pin code. Most accounts are pre-set with the pin code read. We can open an account for you over the phone and assist you in accessing this service. You can also get ebooks for free at https://www.gutenburg.org
Other online resources:
- Learning Express – https://www.learningexpresshub.com/?AuthToken=8B905414-22EB-4B42-9E72-23A7892AC3F5
Users will create an account
- Vermont Online Library – https://vtonlinelib.org/vol_h53
Users will be geo-identified, or may need to enter a password or their library card number
- Universal Class – https://vermontstate.universalclass.com/barcode-login.htm?enter+code or http://bit.ly/vtlib_uc
Users will enter their library card number
- FamilySearch – https://www.familysearch.org/
- Newspapers.com and Ancestry.com (only for VT resources) – You can read about it here – https://libraries.vermont.gov/online_library/digital_newspapers and sign up here – https://secure.vermont.gov/myvermont/
Wifi: Free public wifi is always accessible just outside the library. The network is TOH-PUBLIC and the password is Sh0rtSt0ry.
Book returns: Please don’t worry if you are unable to get to the library to return books by the due date. No one will be penalized during this time. If you are healthy enough to do so you may drop them in our outside book return.
Please know that we will continue to monitor the situation and are seeking new ways to safely serve our library community. We will continue to update our website, facebook page, and postings outside the library.
Beginning Tuesday, March 17th all library programs are canceled until further notice. The library will remain open regular hours unless the situation worsens. We will wipe down books as they are returned and continue sanitizing everything we can. Please, if you are sick stay home! We are happy to deliver books to you or renew books over the phone.
As a public service, the Vermont Department of Libraries has created this coronoavirus information page:
History Making Mondays After-school Program
6 weeks – March 9th – April 13th
Join us as we learn about a different historical figure each week! We will build or craft a project related to that figure. Example: Ben Franklin and kites. Busing provided from the HES with parent /guardian permission. Please pre-register by calling the library 802-868-3970 or on our website https://hlccvt.org/events/register-for-an-upcoming-program. Best for grades 2-6.
HLCC Knit and Crochet Social Time
Whats Going On at the Library?
A Week at the Highgate Library…
Here’s what we have going on at the Library each week
Messy Mondays: (10:00AM-11:00AM) beginning January 13th. Children and families are invited to join us for some hands on fun during Messy Mondays. Each week we will have a new activity that allows children to get their hands dirty while expanding their mind.
Story Hour Wednesdays & Saturdays: (10:00AM-11:00AM) Read, enjoy a fun project, and a healthy snack. Sponsored by The Family Center: Parent Child Center of Northwestern Counseling & Support Services
We’re offering kids the opportunity to get MESSY without the worries of ruining anything. Any projects you don’t want to do in your house, we will be doing in our backyard! Each week we will have a new activity that allows children to get their hands dirty while expanding their mind.
(Smocks will be provided)
All Ages Welcome
Every Wednesday & Saturday
Story Hour Wednesdays & Saturdays: (10:00AM-11:00AM) Read, enjoy a fun project, and a healthy snack. Sponsored by The Family Center: Parent Child Center of Northwestern Counseling & Support Services.