Dear Burlington Community,

We hope all of you are staying healthy and taking precautions to keep yourselves and our community safe. We all need to do our part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. While it is difficult to decrease library services, we know that this is the best way to reduce the impact of this virus.

We would like to provide an update on the current status of Fletcher Free Library operations.

  • As of now, the Library will be closed until we are able to re-open.

  • The Library has temporarily instituted an automatic renewal policy for items that do not have holds on them, and suspended all new fines. We hope that this helps alleviate concerns patrons may have over accruing late fines.

  • We are now accepting returns at the Library's book drop, open 24/7. The Miller Center drop box is still closed.

  • If you are not a regular user of our online resources, now is great time to start to using them. Your library card gives you access to ebooks, downloadable audio, streaming films & tv shows, online language classes and many other educational classes. You only need your library card and your pin number to access them. During this time we will have help available. Contact us by emailing reference@burlingtonvt.gov or using the chat feature on our website during regular business hours.

  • We are also working on new and fun virtual programming that we can provide virtually for all ages. Our first online program is a Book Discussion Series for Adults. Our first book will be David Copperfield. We’ll meet virtually every week after reading four chapters. Keep an eye on our new Virtual Events calendar for more. 

  • We’ll be communicating updates during our closed period through our regular channels:  our website (fletcherfree.org), Front Porch Forum, Facebook and our library email newsletter.       

  • We also invite you to follow the latest updates on the City’s response to COVID-19 on the City of Burlington's website.

Our goal is to continue to serve our community in the best and safest way possible. While our services change, our dedication to the community does not. Things will look different for a while, but we are all in this together and we will find community in new ways.

Mary Danko and the FFL staff.

5/7/20 - We now have Outside Pickup Service.  You can learn more about that here: https://www.fletcherfree.org/outside-pick-up

           

The Library is closed to the public until we are able to reopen.