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.

Staffed by one librarian 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 VHS & 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 from Listen Up Vermont.  Patrons may  “check-out” three titles at a time using their old patron number.

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 (non-circulating) 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
Sample new technology (iPad & Kindle)
Borrow a loaner FLIP cameras

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

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

Vermont Online Library (VOL)  Searchable Databases; homework help, medical info, and more… including Heritage Quest; access from library or home computer; ask at the library for the passcode as it changes periodically

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
Story Hour monthly
Summer Reading Program – with series of 6 weekly story hours
Intergenerational Book Group

Adults
Tea & Conversation Series – periodic
Book Discussions – monthly
Vermont Humanities Council Presentations – periodic
Knitting Circle – monthly Oct-May (1st Wed.)
Movie Nights – bring your own popcorn and watch Hollywood movies.

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