Jeudevine Memorial Library

Friday, July 20th at 5 PM: Reading Frederick Douglass: “The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro" at the Hardwick Farmer's Market on Granite Street!

Jeudevine and Woodbury Libraries invite areas residents to read Frederick Douglass speech together.

LOCATION CHANGE: The Farmers Market will be at its usual location on Granite Street

 

Hardwick, VT —  Join us at the Hardwick Farmers Market when the Jeudevine and Woodbury Libraries will host a communal reading of Frederick Douglass's fiery 1852 speech, “The Meaning of the Fourth of July to the Negro.” Members of the community are invited to take part in the communal reading. Anyone who would like to read should contact Lisa Sammet at 472-5948 at the Jeudevine Library.

 

On July 5, 1852, Douglass, a former slave and leading abolitionist, begged the “race question” at an event in Rochester, NY, commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence. "Fellow-citizens," he began, "why am I called upon to speak here to-day? What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? Do you mean, citizens, to mock me, by asking me to speak to-day? What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July?"

 

By our hosting such events near the time of the celebration of this nation’s independence – its freedom from Great Britain and its tyranny, we invite thought and discussion about race and citizenship now, more than a century and a half later.

The Jeudevine and Woodbury Libraries join the Vermont Humanities Council and Community Change Inc. in this statewide effort. The text of this speech, as well as accompanying materials, are available online at the Vermont Humanities Council website, www.vermonthumanities.org.

 

For more information, please contact Jeudevine Memorial Library (472-5948).

Regarding Donations to our Book Sale and Collection

We are very grateful for all of the donations that we get for both our collection and our book sale but, as you know, space is quite an issue here. Because of this, we do have a small guideline to follow. 


When donating to us, please ask yourself the following questions:
  • Is this in good, readable condition (without mold, as it will spread to everything we have)?
  • Would I buy this myself in its current condition?
  • Should this be recycled instead?
If you answered "No" to the first two questions, please bring the books to the Additional Recyclables Collection Center. Their information is as follows:


Location:
540 North Main Street
Barre, VT 05641

Hours of collection:
MondayWednesdayFriday12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Every third Saturday9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Fee:
$1 per carload, no matter how much or little.

Phone Number:
802-229-9383
802-476-1900 (during collection hours)

 

Additionally, if you have a large quantity of books that you would like to donate to us, we would greatly appreciate that they not be left on our steps and in front of our doors, as it blocks entry into (and out of) the building. This could be very dangerous, especially in the case of a fire. Please give us a call beforehand (472-5948) and/or come during our operating hours (found at the bottom of this newsletter).


Thank you very much for your continued support and understanding!

Two NEW passes available:

The Old Stone House Museum

The Old Stone House Museum is located in Brownington, VT. With the library pass you buy one admission at the regular price and get the second admission free! The Old Stone House Museum, a student dormitory once known as Athenian Hall, is a museum run by the Orleans County Historical Society in Brownington, Vermont.The Old Stone House, or Athenian Hall, was built in 1836 by Alexander Twilight, the nation's first African-American college graduate.

Tours are available Wednesday through Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm from May 15th through October 15th. Their website is: http://oldstonehousemuseum.org/

 

American Precision Museum

The Museum in Windsor, VT preserves the heritage of the mechanical arts, celebrates the ingenuity of our mechanical forebears, and explores the effects of their work on our everyday lives.The American Precision Museum, housed in the original Robbins & Lawrence Armory, now holds the largest collection of historically significant machine tools in the nation. The pass allows 2 adults and their kids in free except on the Annual Model Engineering Show and Family Maker Space Day. Find out more about the museum at: www.americanprecision.org

 

To see the rest of our available passes, click here!

New Kids' Video Game Policy

 

We have adopted a new policy for kids playing video games. Kids are allowed one half-hour video game session per day and a total of one hour unless doing homework. Kids are free to remain quietly in the library after they have their turn. Only 6 kids will be allowed on computers at a time and they will not be allowed to sit next to each other. If there are ANY behavior problems the child will be asked to leave the library. There will always be computers available for any person (child or adult) who has a need to do homework or other valid, non-video game usage of the computers. 

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Library Hours:

  • Monday:         1:00  PM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday:        1:00  PM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday:  1:00  PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday:      1:00  PM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday:         10:00  AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday:     10:00  AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday:                 Closed

Phone: (802) 472-5948

 

Email: jeudevinelibrary@hardwickvt.org

           jeudevineyouthlibrarian@hardwickvt.org

 

Address: Jeudevine Memorial Library

                 93 North Main St.

                 P.O. Box 536

                 Hardwick, VT 05843