Welcome to the Wells Village Library

PLEASE SEE OUR NEW WEBSITE AT

www.WellsVillageLibrary.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wells Village Library is open!  

We now offer curbside pick-up, delivery and in-person limited browsing to one patron at a time.  

Patrons must wear masks and use sanitizing stations.

 

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

Reopening, Curbside and Delivery Guidelines 
for Safe Service at Wells Village Library

Curbside Pick-up & Deliveries:
The Wells Village Library will offer curbside pick-up and delivery beginning Monday, June 8, 2020.

Gina Ellis, our librarian, has completed VOSHA training on COVID-19 as required by the State of Vermont.  She and all associated volunteers will follow proper protocols in fulfilling your requests.  As per guidelines, we will keep health logs and ensure returned books are quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours.  Covers will be cleaned with disinfectant before books are shelved. When you pick-up or accept delivery, your books will be presented in new plastic bags.

Patrons may order by:
1. Calling the library at 802-645-0611 (please leave a message if no one picks up);
2. Emailing wellslibraryvt@gmail.com; or
3. Messaging us through Facebook at Wells Village Public Library.

Emailing will probably yield the quickest response. 

As we settle into this new service, please give us 1-2 days to prepare your order and/or respond to questions although it may not take that long.  Let us know whether you are a registered patron.  If not, we’ll create a new library card for you.  

Though we are developing an online catalog, it is far from complete.  Consequently, it may take a little time to find what you’re looking for. If we don’t have the specific title(s) you seek, we will be happy to help you choose from similar selections.

Once your order is ready, a staff member will call to set a mutually agreeable pick-up or delivery date/time.

For pick-up, we will ask for your car make/model and color.  You can pull into the parking area at the back entrance, honk your horn and Gina or a volunteer will set your package out for you. Or, one of us will walk it to your vehicle (wearing a mask) if you’d prefer.

For delivery within the greater Wells area, we’ll ask for directions then set up a convenient delivery time.  Please ensure someone is home to accept the order, which we will leave on your front step or other designated location. Volunteers will wear a mask when leaving your book(s).

Returns should go in the wooden bin on the library front steps along our new walkway.  If you are not able to return your book(s), someone can pick them up for you.

Again, all incoming books will be quarantined and cleaned before they are shelved or circulated.  Please keep that extra time in mind if you are waiting on something that is currently checked out to another patron.

In-person Patronage: 
If you are feeling sick or have been exposed to illness, please do not visit. We would love to see you after 14-days have elapsed and you’re feeling well.  Further, we’d be happy to deliver books to you during that two-week timeframe.

Due to our small size and occupancy restrictions, only one patron may occupy the library at a time.  We will ask you to sign-in.  Patrons are required to wear masks.  If you don’t have one, we’ll provide one.  There will be hand sanitizing stations at each door.  Patrons must clean hands upon entering.  

Computer stations are closed until further notice as is the children’s play area.  

Please be mindful of those who may be waiting to enter.  

IMPORTANT:  Please note signage at both entrances.  Only one patron at a time should be on the porch, ramp or inside. Please adhere to 6’ social distancing guidelines. We ask that you wear a mask when picking up or returning your selections.  We will routinely clean surfaces, handles, bins, ramp and porch railings.

 

 

 

Like us on Facebook at Wells Village Public Library and follow us on Twitter @LibraryWells.

Excited to see everyone!

Gianetta ("Gina") Ellis, Librarian

 

 

 

 

                                                                   

 

Mission Statement

The Wells Village Library is committed to providing timely and reliable informational and recreational access and services through books, electronic and multimedia, programs, public gatherings, and events. The library is committed to the continued enjoyment, educational growth, and enrichment needs of all its community members.  The library is dedicated to assisting patrons to access information technologies.  Through a friendly and inviting atmosphere, the Wells Village Library encourages equal opportunities to all its patrons to become literate and informed citizens.

                                                               

Library Board of Trustees

The Wells Village Library is governed by a five-member Board.  

Meetings are open to the public and held the first Tuesday of each month at 7 PM at the library. 

AS COVID-19 CONDITIONS DICTATE, MEETINGS MAY BE HELD REMOTELY.

AGENDAS ARE POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE AND AT THE LIBRARY ENTRANCE.

 

Trustees:

Co-Chairs - Michelle Bates and Amanda Butler, Treasurer - Lisa Mattison, 

Carol Shattuck,

and Annie Constantino
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