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American Book Review: Reviews of books published by independent, small and university presses

Boston Globe Book Reviews: Boston Globe’s daily book review section

NY Times Books: Includes daily reviews, links to the Times Sunday Book Review, and all the Times Best Seller Lists

January Magazine: Online magazine that includes reviews of books on many subjects such as bestsellers, science fiction, children’s books and cookbooks. Also has a large crime fiction section. You’ll find reviews and interviews here.

Award-Winning Books for Kids: This site is the clearing house for the Association for Library Service to Children and has some great choices from the national book award lists (Newberry, Caldecott, and other medals) as well as lists compiled by librarians to help guide your selection.

Brightly: Book recommendations for all ages of kids, designed to help parents make great choices and grow readers.


Listen Up Vermont: Listen Up Vermont is our portal for our online audiobook collection. Download and listen on your computer, mp3 player, or mobile device. Use your library card number to sign up and take advantage.

LibriVox: a worldwide digital library with more than 4,000 unabridged classics in the public domain, plus drama and poetry. Read by volunteers (you can be one too), they can be played on your computer, MP3 player, cellphone or, burned onto a CD, your car stereo. Other, similar services include Lit2Go (with an educational focus) and Thought Audio.

Storynory: Free Audio Stories for kids. Stories for different occasions, bedtime crunch, or just for fun. This site includes both classic and new tales to tickle your fancy. You can listen on the website or download to a variety of devices.


Listen Up Vermont: Listen Up Vermont is also our portal for our online eBook collection. Download today to get eBooks for your eReader (Kindle, tablet computer, or Nook) or Computer. Use your library card number to sign up and take advantage.

Project Gutenberg: Project Gutenberg provides over 38,000 free classic eBooks for your eReader or computer. These titles are free to you because their copyright has expired.

DailyLit: DailyLit delivers a small excerpt from the book of your choice to your email (or mobile device) on a daily basis. One excerpt per day, or so, until the book is finished. This is a great choice if you think you don’t have time to read– it only takes a 3-5 minutes a day! (Sorry, this site does not work with eReaders.)


Gale Databases: a HUGE selection of Gale databases. Search for magazines, newspapers, periodicals, academic journals, business resources, biographies, foreign language learning software, encyclopedia entries for adults and kids, and more. This information is authoritative and extensively maintained to be accurate. You may need to enter your library barcode (all the numbers and letters, no spaces, ALL UPPERCASE) to use some of these great resources!


Vermont Health Connect: Learn about the new Vermont health plan exchange website on our pathfinder page.

Health and Wellness Databases from Gale: Click on Health and Wellness Databases to find information about drugs, alternative medicine, trusted sites, and eBooks dealing with health and wellness. You may need your library barcode (all the numbers and letters, no spaces, ALL UPPERCASE) to use some of these resources.

National Library of Medicine: Has excellent and authoritative resources for medical research. They also link to PUBMED, the National Institute of Health’s database for biomedical literature.


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How to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job in 2021

Webpage Development and Design from Simple to Complex: has a wealth of resources for teaching yourself everything from the basics to the more complicated parts of web design and programming: HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and more–their tutorials are straightforward and built around creative experimentation.


Vermont residents can research Vermont birth, marriage, and death records from 1909-2008 on for free if they first sign up for a account. The State’s Website has the Vermont information from automatically. Vermont-specific resources for are also available Vermont Genealogy and Vermont Family History Resources. is another genealogy site– create a family tree, or search and pull records from their extensive database. Sign up for a free account to access

The Vermont Department of Libraries also has a genealogy site with many vetted genealogy resources. Follow the links to dig deep into your family history.


Duolingo: Learn a new language by taking an online class from your computer OR download the app! Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin and more! 


Chilton Library: The most authoritative guide to home car repair. Thousands of guides from many years, makes, and models of the last 30 years. Offered through our Gale databases. You will need your library barcode from the back of your card to access this resource.


Vermont DOL: Includes links to other Vermont libraries, State Census data and much more.

Library of Congress: The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world. They have more than 126 million items, and over 530 miles of bookshelves. If you can think of it…you’re surely to find it here.

Internet Public Library: Claims to be the first public library of and for the Internet community. You’ll find lots of great links here. This site is no longer currently being updated, but still has some useful links to information.

American Library Association: The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world. The association has over 64, 000 members.


18th Century Primary Source Documents through Colonial Williamsburg: Colonial Williamsburg has a great collection of digital documents from the 18th century. Most of these are specific to Virginia.

Search the Collections of Fort Ticonderoga Online: Fort Ticonderoga has 100s of images about the objects in their collections, spanning the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.

Research the Wars of America through the American Battlefield Trust:  The American Battlefield Trust preserves America’s battlefields of the American War of Independence, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. Use the search bar to find a great number of addresses, speeches, records, and correspondence from the period available online.


Champlain Valley Agency on Aging (CVAA): Local information, links, programs, and classes.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Vermont: Giving voice to the concerns and interests of older Vermonters. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps people 50 and older improve the quality of their lives.

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Wednesday: 9 – 5
Thursday: 11 – 7
Saturday: 9 – 1