Dear Milton Library Patrons and Community Members:

For the safety of our community, Milton Public Library is closed as of Tuesday, March 17, 2020.  Please visit our website and Facebook page for updates in the days and weeks ahead.

You may keep your checked-out items until we reopen (there are no late fees).

Free, online library resources are available from our website with your Milton library card.  These include:

  1. Your library account.  From our webpage, choose the link for Account Login.
  2. eBooks and eAudiobooks are available to Milton Public Library patrons via OverDrive/Libby.
  3. Vermont Online Library provides access to Gale databases, enabling library patrons to search magazines, newspapers, books, and more.
  4. EBSCO’s LearningExpress Library provides a comprehensive selection of academic and career-related online tools.
  5. We currently offer some 50 magazines through the RBdigital Magazine Value Collection.
  6. Online genealogic resources are provided for your review and use.
  7. Universal Class offers more than 500 online courses, free to Milton Public Library cardholders.

When accessing most Milton Public Library provided online resources, your library card number is your username, and your last name, all lower case, is your password.  If you have any questions, please call us at 802-893-4644, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The library’s free Wi-Fi (MiltonLibrary) is accessible from inside your car in the town office parking lot.  There is no password.

One of the most important things each of us can do for our community is to socially distance ourselves from others.  “Don’t think about changing your behavior so that you won’t get it [the coronavirus], think about changing your behavior so you don’t give it to somebody else,” said Graham Medley, a professor of infectious disease modelling at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Closing the library can help prevent illness in at least some people, slow the rate at which people get sick, and help prevent our healthcare system from being overloaded.

We look forward to the day when we can reopen.  In the meantime, take care to be well for yourself and others.

Sincerely,

Susan

Updated June 9, 2020.