Recording of Racial Justice in Vermont: Three Black Perspectives

Thank you to the over 300 participants who joined us for a discussion of racial justice from the perspective of three different leadership roles within prominent institutions of Vermont.  Thank you especially to Jason Broughton, Vermont State Librarian; Dr. Emily Bernard, UVM’s Julian Lindsay Green & Gold Professor and author of the award winning book, “Black is the Body”; and The Rt. Rev. Dr. Shannon MacVean-Brown, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont for giving so much of their time and insight to such a thoughtful and personal discussion. The three panelists discussed their experiences living and working in a largely white state. This Forum is a program of the Worthen Library, South Hero, Vermont’s public library.

Great News for Library Supporters

Great news for supporters of the Worthen Library

The Cares Act of 2020, passed in March, contains two little known federal tax benefits, even for tax filers who use the standard deduction and do not itemize. 

Annual charitable contributions of up to $300 for an individual, or $600 for married couples filing jointly, can be deducted and used to reduce the donor’s AGI (Adjusted Gross Income).  

Also, individuals who itemize can deduct donations up to 100% of their 2020 AGI, up from 60% previously.

Why not take advantage of this one-time tax benefit to make a donation to your library that lowers your taxable income? You can send a check or you can click here to make a secure gift online.

The Worthen Library does not provide legal or tax advice so please consult your tax advisor to determine how these changes may impact you.  Thank you for your ongoing support. And on we go!

Live Vermont Animals!

Join us this Friday July 24th at 10am for live Vermont animals with Michael Clough from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum. He’ll be bringing local animals from turtles to birds of prey. Check out the animals and learn something new.

This event will be held outside behind the library and will be socially distant. Feel free to bring your own blanket or chairs and please wear a mask.

Worthen Library Birthday Scavenger Hunt

Find as many book characters as you can between July 8-18 in local store windows. Remember to Shop Local! Check off the characters you find on the form below and bring it with you to…

Collect your prize on Saturday, July 18, 10:00-11:00 AM at the Library!

You will also have the opportunity to support your neighbors at the Grand Isle County Food Bank: Cash Donations will be accepted to help our Island Community.

We will be giving away free popcorn and the bricks from our brick campaign will be installed.