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TEST TW WEATHER

September 2020 news from the Vernon Free Library

To help limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) Vernon Free Library is closed to the public until further notice. Please explore the digital resources available on our website.

Curbside Pickup Service available

Hours for Curbside Pickup: Tuesday and Thursday from 1 pm to 6 pm. Holds must be received by 3 pm on the day before pickup day. Materials will be in a paper bag labeled with your name and located on a cart on the Governor Hunt Rd side of the building. When picking up items, support social distancing and please only ONE person at a time at the cart.

Place your items on HOLD

  • Search for items through the library catalog on the library website and “Place Hold”.
  • Or email your request to vernonfreelibrary@comcast.net
  • Or call the library at 257-0150 and leave a message with your name, phone number and items you would like.
  • You will be notified when your items are ready for pickup.

Returns

  • Items may be placed in the Library RETURN BOX on the Governor Hunt Rd side of the building.
  • Returned items will be cleaned and quarantined for 72 hours before they are available for circulation. (Please note this does not guarantee that items are free of COVID-19.)

Story Walk

Enjoy a walk on the beautiful trails and read a picture book!  NEW STORY COMING SOON!

WHERE: J. Maynard Miller Town Forest at the top of Basin Road, Vernon

Sponsored by Vernon Free Library!

Reading Group

Selection for Thursday, September 10th @ 5pm

The Reading Group is meeting outside @ the Town Office Building wearing masks & practicing social distancing.  Bring a chair.

“From the acclaimed author of The Last Year of the War comes a novel set during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, telling the story of a family reborn through loss and love.

In 1918, Philadelphia was a city teeming with promise. Even as its young men went off to fight in the Great War, there were opportunities for a fresh start on its cobblestone streets. Into this bustling town, came Pauline Bright and her husband, filled with hope that they could now give their three daughters — Evelyn, Maggie, and Willa — a chance at a better life.

But just months after they arrive, the Spanish Flu reaches the shores of America. As the pandemic claims more than twelve thousand victims in their adopted city, they find their lives left with a world that looks nothing like the one they knew. But even as they lose loved ones, they take in a baby orphaned by the disease who becomes their single source of hope. Amidst the tragedy and challenges, they learn what they cannot live without—and what they are willing to do about it.

“As Bright as Heaven is the compelling story of a mother and her daughters who find themselves in a harsh world not of their making, which will either crush their resolve to survive or purify it.” Amazon