The mission of the Middletown Springs Public Library is to be a community doorway to reading, resources and lifelong learning and to be a center for people, ideas and culture.

With a tiny staff and a cadre of committed volunteers, the library provides this small town with big service.

The Collection: ever-changing and growing collection of books
Movies – on DVD – circulate for two weeks, no fees, no late fees
Magazines – over 12 national magazines for children & adults
Audiobooks – on CDs for adults & children

All items circulate for two weeks with the option of renewing by phone.

The Library Catalog is available online

E-Books & Downloadable Audiobooks may be borrowed from our library.  Visit http://gmlc.overdrive.com.  Use your patron code to sign in.

Learn something new today!  Over 500 online FREE non-credit Continuing Education Courses, available 24/7 via the Internet.  Enroll in up to 5 courses and have up to 6 months to finish each course.

Can’t find it in this library?  Inter-Library Loan gives patrons access to all libraries in Vermont and many around the country.  Most items received within a week of the patron’s request.

Rotating collection of Large Print Books and access to special recorded books for the blind & visual-impaired.

Housebound Delivery: If you would like books delivered to your home, please call the library at 235-2435.

The Children’s Area is stocked with wooden puzzles, puppets, and lots of games available for youngsters and youth to play together in a quiet, relaxed space.

Technology:
Public Access Computers with Free Internet, Microsoft Office and printing capabilities
Patron access during all open hours, ½ hour time limit when others are waiting.
Wireless High Speed Internet Access 24/7
Copier – .10₵ a copy

Free or Reduced Admission Passes to:
Vermont State Parks
Vermont Historical Sites
Vermont History Society Museum in Montpelier
American Precision Museum in Windsor
ECHO museum in Burlington
Shelburne Farms in Shelburne

Resource Shelves – information about food stamps, fuel economy, financial aid and colleges, consumer bulletins, renter’s rights and health & wellness for pamphlets, among other things .

Vermont Online Library (VOL) – help with any topic, everything from newspaper articles to DIY car repair. Available for free to all Vermonters, VOL has options for all ages from elementary school through adult. You can even use it to read current articles from the NY Times, Washington Post, the Economist, and more. Access – Use the link on this website. It will ask if you share your location; if not, login with your library card number or a password (ask library staff if you don’t have one)

Reference Services
Reader’s Advisory – need help finding a good book? just ask.
The library staff are happy to help you find what you need in print or on the Internet.

Programs & Special Events

Children & Family
Toddler Time
Summer Reading Program – with series of 6 weekly story hours
Intergenerational Book Discussions

Adults
Tea & Conversation Series – periodic
Book Discussions – monthly
Vermont Humanities Council Presentations – periodic
Knitting Circle – monthly Oct-May (1st Wed.)

Meeting Space: The library building is available to town groups for regular or special meetings free of charge.