Learn how to Download Free E-Books through your Library
- Do you own an e-reader but not know how to use it?
- Would you like a demonstration on how to use Listen Up! Vermont?
We are here to help! You can reserve a tutoring session with a librarian to learn how to download free e-books from the Library.
Bring your own device or see a demonstration. Files are offered in several formats that work for many devices. The South Burlington Community Library has a NOOK and a Kindle available for checkout. Each device has a variety of preloaded titles so that you can see what reading a book on an e-reader is like. You can read our preselected titles, or you may request to have up to 3 additional titles borrowed through your Listen Up! Vermont account. To make an appointment for a one-hour session, please contact Barbara Ziemann, Public Service Librarian, at 652-7080. You may also email Barbara at email@example.com. Please bring your South Burlington Community Library card with you to your appointment.
CRISIS DRILLS: Please keep in mind when visiting the Library that because we are located in a school, Crisis Drills are held routinely.
Any person who is in the building during these times must adhere to the commands in an evacuation or a lockdown situation.
It is necessary to follow the instructions
of Library/School personnel.
So where will the Library Bookmobile, Rita Book, be heading this summer??
Check out her schedule here.
FOOD FOR FINES:
Have some late fines at the Library? Would you like to help the Food Shelf? Well, you are in luck!!
FOOD FOR FINES @your library during the month of July. Suggested donations: Pasta and sauce, rice, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, tuna, coffee, juice, baby formula, toiletries, personal hygiene products and non-perishable, unopened food goods. Donations will benefit the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf.
Food donations can be used for fines only.
Family Fun: Check out our one-day family passes available for South Burlington residents. The Library currently has family passes for Vermont State Historic Sites, Shelburne Farms, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vermont’s History Museum in Montpelier, and the Birds of Vermont Museum in Huntington. The Library also has a pass for discounted admission fees for the Echo Leahy Center for Lake Champlain. The VT State Parks Day Pass admits one vehicle holding up to eight people to a Vermont State Park Day Area for one day. Valid until each park closes for season. Please check each venue's website for schedule of dates and times of operation.
Stop in or call the Library to place a hold on any of these passes.
Renew Books From Home: You may renew your checked-out items through this website. First, select the Catalog Tab above and then the Create Account button on upper right hand corner of the screen. You will need to enter your full barcode located on the back of your South Burlington Community Library card as well as your last name. Select Next button and fill in fields as requested. If you already have a log-in, select Log In button as before. You may change your password by choosing Forgot your password? button under Log in to Destiny tab.
New Options For Book Discussion Participants: Have you been missing out on participating in the Library’s book discussion programs because a Large Print edition of the selected title has not been published? Did you know that you can enlarge the print on an electronic book in order to better view it? The Library now has a variety of reading options for you to try. You may borrow an easy to use CD player with an audio book on compact disc (for a few of the book discussion program titles), or borrow an electronic book reading device with most of the book discussion titles already on it. Also, the “Listen Up Vermont” database is available for downloading audio or e-books to your own reading devices (computer, tablet or smart phone). The catalog of choices on “Listen Up Vermont” includes several of our book discussion titles, along with many more titles. Contact Barb Ziemann, Public Services Librarian, to inquire about how to make any of these options work for you…and we hope to see you soon at one of the Library’s book discussion meetings!
Homebound Residents: Do you know a reader who needs books delivered? South Burlington homebound residents who do not own a car, who cannot drive or who are disabled may request monthly delivery of books on loan. Please call the Library at 652-7080.