• Materials: We offer books, magazines, newspapers, audio books, movies, games, toys, puzzles, puppets.

• Interlibrary Loans: If we don’t have the materials you want, we’ll borrow them from another library for you, free of charge.

• Large-Print, Braille, and Talking Books: The Department of Libraries provides these materials to local librarians, who make them available to people who need them.

• Home Deliveries: If you are unable to use the library because of illness or a physical disability, we are happy to bring materials to your home.

• Internet: We have a desktop with a fiber optic connection. We offer free access and tutorials to patrons. Wi-Fi is available 24/7.

• Web Site: www.readinglibrary.org. (But you know that already.)

• Bulletins: Keep up with library-related and local news by reading the Librarian’s Note in the Reading Informer or on the library’s website, and by checking the events calendar in the Vermont Standard newspaper or on the library’s website.

• Reference: Ask us a question about anything. If we don’t have the answer, we’ll direct you to someone who does. We subscribe to Vermont Online Library, a collection of databases containing information on a variety of topics including health, business, science, genealogy, and the arts. Patrons can log on free of charge in their homes or at the library. The Useful Links page on our website is a valuable resource for general reference.

• Programs: We provide recreational and educational programs for children, adults, and seniors.

• Local History: We celebrate our town’s colorful history by collecting relevant photographs, maps, memoirs, and other paraphernalia. Our website includes historical photographs as well as audio excerpts from the library’s Oral History Project.

• Community Involvement: We invest in our town by spending capital here—financial and social. By supporting local groups, businesses, and people, we endorse the idea that “A rising tide lifts all boats.”

• Opportunities for Giving: If you’re interested in helping with any of the above, we’d welcome your support. Patrons can serve as library trustees or volunteers; can help form a Friends of the Library group; can donate print, audio, or electronic materials as well as other items; and can give money by way of contribution or bequest.

• Meeting Space: We encourage local individuals and groups to discuss with us the possibility of their using the library, free of charge, as a meeting space.

• Accessibility: The addition of a wheelchair lift means that both floors of the library are accessible.

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