Holiday fundraiser for Jeudevine Expansion Has Begun!

Local author, Joyce Slayton Mitchell has a new book coming out featuring Hardwick: Landmark Memories, A Vermont Village 1930s – 1950s. To support the Jeudevine Expansion project, Mitchell is donating the profits from all books pre-ordered from Black Friday, November 26th through December 17th. You can order the book at the library or at the Galaxy Book Store. The book costs $20.00.


The book tells stories and vignettes of the village of Hardwick, describing Main Street, the library, the town’s iceman, a teacher, neighbors, and village work. It is about a time period when Americans lived together and cared for each other in village life. The book also honors Hardwick painter, Hazel Hall Rochester. The cover is a painting by Rochester. The centerfold of the book includes three more Rochester paintings including Hardwick Academy, Main Street and the Hardwick Inn, as well as a snowy painting of the Jeudevine Library by David Olson.


Joyce Slayton Mitchell is the #1 College Advice expert for American and international students to win university admissions in the USA. The former Director of College Advising in top public schools in Connecticut and private schools in New York City for 35 years. Before the pandemic Mitchell lived in Beijing, New York City, and her hometown of Hardwick, VT. She is now working remotely with her US and Chinese students on college admission. Mitchell’s college admissions ebooks are best sellers in the USA, China, India, Korea, and Vietnam.


To refresh her mind and think creatively for college admissions, Mitchell spends summers writing about whatever interests her most at the moment. These books include NYC celebrity chefs (Belly Up to the Bar), a guide to Paris (Paris by Pastry), as well as her experience in the chemo wards of NYC’s cancer hospital and the world’s best seller (Bible Express: The Fast Track to the Old and New Testaments). She is also the author of three favorite nonfiction books for kids: Crashed, Smashed, and Mashed (about Gates Salvage in Hardwick), Knuckleboom Loaders Load Logs: A Trip to the Sawmill (featuring Colleen Goodridge and Ken Davis), and Tractor-Trailer Trucker: A Powerful Truck Book. More about Joyce at


For more information or to order a copy of the book:

Call the Jeudevine Library at 472-5948.



Mondays and Wednesdays: 1 pm to 6 pm

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 10 am to 5 pm

Saturdays: 10 am to 2 pm 


Masks are required again at Jeudevine Library.

 If you do not have a mask, we can give you one. Cases of the Delta variant of COVID 19 have risen in Vermont. The Delta variant is much more contagious and even vaccinated people are getting sick, though usually not as sick as unvaccinated people. We regret this but the Staff and the Library Board feel that it is safer for all our library users if everyone masks up! 

*You may not enter the building if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: cough, fever, or shortness of breath. 


Curbside pick-up will continue to be available for those who prefer or cannot wear a mask.


(see below for how to do this)


Thank you! 


Chromebooks Now Available to Check Out!


The Jeudevine Library got a VT Community Foundation Connectivity Grant and is happy to announce that we now have five Chromebooks available for you to check out for 2 week periods! These Chromebooks are best suited for online environments from streaming your favorite shows, to writing a paper for school on Google Docs. If you don’t have the internet at home but would like access to things like word processing or spreadsheets, we’d be happy to help you set up your Google Drive account to continue your work offline. You can also check with your cellphone service provider about turning your phone into a Wi-Fi Hotspot, or use any public Wi-Fi connection – the Jeudevine Library’s is available 24/7!


To check out a Chromebook, you’ll need to be 18 years old, have a library account in good standing and have a state-issued ID to show us (such as a driver’s license or non-driver ID). Everything needed to hit the ground running is included, but please don’t hesitate to ask us for help!


For more information:


Call us at 472-5948, email us at, or swing by in person!


Curbside Lending Process

Requesting materials:

You may request materials via:

 If you don’t know exactly what you want, ask us and we’ll find something for you!


Process to receive materials:

  • Schedule your pick-up.
  • Pick-up at the specific pickup time that was scheduled.
  • We leave the materials on a table in the outside vestibule with your name on it. 

If the materials are not picked-up at the scheduled time, we will bring the materials inside to prevent theft. You can call us by cell phone or knock on the staff entrance door and we’ll bring out the materials if you missed the appointment; otherwise, we will need to reschedule.


Don't have a library card? Register to borrow via email or phone!


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Library Communication

In addition to postings at the library, we will stay in touch through Front Porch Forum and our Facebook page.


Vital information will be updated on our phone message (472-5948).

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Library Hours:

  • Monday:         1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday:        10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday:   1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday:       10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday:            10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday:       10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday:                  Closed


Phone: (802) 472-5948





Address: Jeudevine Memorial Library

                 93 North Main St.

                 P.O. Box 536

                 Hardwick, VT 05843