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BPL From Home










BPL from Home

While the library is closed you can still take advantage of BPL resources from home through our website and the resources below.  Call or email the library if you need your library card number and password or need assistance logging in.

GMLC- You can access eBooks and audio books through the Green Mountain Library Consortium (use the same login information).  You can download the Libby app to read eBooks on your Smartphone.

Resources provided by the Vermont Department of Libraries to All Public Libraries:

Universal Class – More than 500 online classes ranging in topics from writing skills, software programs (including Adobe and Microsoft programs), to science, html, and graphic design. There’s something for everyone! Though classes are not for college credit, they are led by a real instructor with whom you can communicate by e-mail. Courses allow you to proceed at your own pace, working on assignments anytime, day or night.
Access here and use your library card number to login and create an account.

Learning Express – Learning Express library is a deep and broad tool that has something for everyone! It covers elementary school homework help, prep for the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) exam, nursing and medical testing prep, job interview and resume writing, computer skills, SAT, LSAT, and GRE test prep, to interactive tools to help someone choose a career. It can help someone choose a pathway in life or provide the tools to get a better job.
Access here to create an account.

Vermont Online Library – Covering everything from newspaper articles to DIY car repair, the Vermont Online Library (VOL) can help with any topic. Available for free to all Vermonters, VOL has options for all ages from elementary school through adult. You can even use it to read current articles from the NY Times, Washington Post, the Economist, and more.
Access by logging in with your library card number or a password (ask library staff).

Free Resources:

Listening in Place                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     With so many of us in seclusion for our own safety and the safety of us all, how can we find strength in each other? The Vermont Folklife Center believes that a pathway through anxiety, fear and uncertainty lies as much in the act of listening as it does in the act of telling one’s story.

Listening in Place focuses on two responses to the COVID-19 emergency: the creation of a crowd-sourced Sound Archive to document our daily experiences during the pandemic, and a series of online Virtual Story Circles, where Vermonters can gather remotely to listen and share during these truly challenging times.

Internet Archive – Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 418 billion archived web pages. Access here.

Project Gutenberg – The site offers thousands of public domain ebooks for free use on any device. Because they are public domain, they are typically limited to items published before 1924, but that still includes a wide range of classics.
Access here and download ebooks in a variety of formats
 – a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
Direct Link:
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6
Available through August 31, 2020
 – all ages audio book database
Direct Link:
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6
Available through August 31, 2020

LibriVox – This site offers public domain audiobooks recorded by volunteers for free use on any relevant device. Like Gutenberg, they tend to be items published before 1924.
Access here and download audiobooks.

FamilySearch – This free genealogy site allows users to search for information, create a family tree, and pull records from their extensive database.
Access FamilySearch here.




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Free Internet Access- UPDATE

Several Internet providers are making their networks available for free (where geographically applicable):
Comcast Opens Xfinity Wi-Fi Network Nationally for Free – Wi-Fi Free For Everyone: Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots, visit Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.AT&T –
Consistent with FCC Chairman Pai’s “Keep Americans Connected Pledge” announced today and concerns raised by members of Congress, which we share, AT&T is proud to support our customers by pledging that, for the next 60 days (as of March 13, 2020), we will Keep our public Wi-Fi hotspots open for any American who needs them.T-Mobile –
T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers on our current plans with limited data with data will automatically have unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days (excluding roaming). No action required
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Staying Safe: Protect Your Health, Wealth and Loved Ones

Thur March 19 at 1 pm, Coronavirus Info Tele-Town Hall











Coming Thursday, March 19, at 1 pm ET

Staying Safe: Protect Your Health, Wealth and Loved Ones
During the 90-minute live event, government experts will answer your questions and address your health concerns related to COVID-19. They’ll share information that can protect you from coronavirus scams and help you care for your loved ones during this time.
Call toll-free 855-274-9507 to join the live event and ask questions. You can also listen to the live stream here during the event.
Meet Our Experts
Jay C. Butler, M.D., deputy director for infectious diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Daniel Kaufman, deputy director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission
Lance Robertson, assistant secretary for aging, Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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