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The library will continue to provide book pickup services for the foreseeable future. The building remains closed to the public. We are pleased and proud to safely and reliably provide access to reading materials, interlibrary loan services, DVDs, and audiobooks on CD to our members. To request items for pickup, click the image to use our online request form, call us at 802.447.7121 or email McCulloughLibraryClerk@gmail.com. Pickup hours are Wednesdays and Fridays 12 to 6 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Receiving item due or overdue emails for items you've already returned? All returned items are kept in quarantine before they're checked in. Until quarantining isn't necessary, it is okay to ignore notifications for items you're confident you've returned, and many thanks for returning items you've borrowed!

Events for Adults & Teens:

Sustainablility: Vermont Humanities Council Reading and Discussion series. Third book is Ben Hewitt's "The Town that food saved: How one community found vitality in local food". Reserve your copy by calling 802.442.7121 or emailing McLibrary@Comcast.net. Online discussion will be Tuesday February 9 at 6 p.m. Free. All are welcome.
The final book and discussion date in this series is A Cafecito Story by Julia Alvarez on March 9th at 6:00 PM.

Our next Reading & Discussion series will explore graphic novels:
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on Tuesday, April 6th at 6:00 PM.
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi on Tuesday, April 20th at 6:00 PM.
Berlin, City of Stone by Jason Lutes on Tuesday, May 4th at 6:00 PM.
Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast on Tuesday, May 18th at 6:00 PM.

Lifelong Romance. How to love yourself (no matter what). A positive, hopeful virtual seminar with Constance Hallinan Laga. Wednesday January 27 at 7 p.m. Registration required. Email McLibrary@ComCast.net or call 802.447.7121
Knittin' for Kittens. We have free yarn, knitting needles, and crochet hooks to make blankets for cats at Second Chance Animal Center. Blankets must measure 17 inches square. Completed blankets can be dropped off at the library.
UPDATE: As of January 1, 18 kitten blankets have been dropped off at the library, and will be brought to Second Chance Animal Center soon. Stop by the library during book pickup hours for yarn, knitting needles, and crochet hooks to help you get started. Have yarn you’d like to donate to this cause? Call the library at 802.447.7121 to make arrangements.
Want to learn how to use the library's online catalog, access free ebooks, digital audiobooks, research databases and online courses and tutorials? Email McLibrary@Comcast.Net to schedule a personalized virtual tour.

Events for Children and Families:

Building Challenge Wednesdays. Every Wednesday in January, February and March the library will post a building challenge on social media. Every child who shares a photo of what they built will be entered into a raffle to win a new Lego set!
Saturday January 30. Penguin virtual story hour and take home activity kits. Story hour 10:30 a.m. on Facebook live. Take home kits available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library. Call 802-447-7121 with any questions.
Homework help. Professional research assistance and resources for students of all ages. Email McCulloughLibraryClerk@Gmail.com or call 802.447.7121

Mark your calendars, here’s just some of what is planned for February:

Creative Journaling: an online mini course. Two Saturday sessions: February 6 and 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. Join poet James Crews for interactive, creative journaling using poems, quotes and our own experiences in a low-pressure supportive environment on zoom. Download and working knowledge of zoom are all  you need. Free. Registration is required and limited. Email McLibrary@Comcast.net or call 802.447.7121
Take your child to the library day. Stay tuned for more details.

The digital library is open, even when the building is closed! 
Check out these fantastic services: 

The digital library is always open. Read on Libby, the one-tap reading app. Email McCulloughLibraryClerk@Gmail.com to get started
McCullough Library members now have unlimited access to Lynda.com, an on-demand learning platform with over 15,000 courses to help you build skills for a new job, to advance your career, or start your own business. Click image to learn more. Email mclibrary@comcast.net for your login information. Generously sponsored by The Fund for North Bennington
Need Wifi? Connect to McCullough Library's network anytime, even from outside the building. Instructions on brass plaque on picnic table.
Cake Decorating 101 - just one of the 500+ free online classes available through your McCullough Library account. Click Online Courses in the menu at left above. Call 802.447.7121 for help setting up your account.
Vermont Online Library. Perfect for curious minds and students of all ages. Powerful reference databases, ebooks, popular magazines and more. Click Reference Desk in the menu at left above. Help is available at bottom of most pages. Feel free to email mcculloughlibraryclerk@gmail.com for any questions you have.

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