Anti-Racist Resources

This is a first step in normalizing conversations about race and racism and it begins with the exploration of white supremacist ideology and why it continues to persist in modern society.

It’s going to be an uncomfortable—maybe even painful—but hopefully liberating journey to greater empathy.

Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, and many others were killed by individuals complicit in perpetuating oppression and racism. We say their names because as an organization, the Worthen Library acknowledges and believes the lived racist experiences of black and brown people are valid.

The resources listed below include a wide variety of topics where racism, oppression, discrimination and bigotry show up in society. This list is just a start, there are an incredible number of resources available.

-Borrowed from our friends at the Denver Public Library

Adult Non-Fiction Books at Worthen Library

YA Books at Worthen Library

Children’s Books at Worthen Library

Podcasts

Articles

This is a first step in normalizing conversations about race and racism and it begins with the exploration of white supremacist ideology and why it continues to persist in modern society.

It’s going to be an uncomfortable—maybe even painful—but hopefully liberating journey to greater empathy.

Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, and many others were killed by individuals complicit in perpetuating oppression and racism. We say their names because as an organization, the Worthen Library acknowledges and believes the lived racist experiences of black and brown people are valid.

The resources listed below include a wide variety of topics where racism, oppression, discrimination and bigotry show up in society. This list is just a start, there are an incredible number of resources available. 

-Borrowed from our friends at the Denver Public Library 

Adult Non-Fiction Books at Worthen Library

YA Books at Worthen Library

Children’s Books at Worthen Library

Podcasts 

Articles

Heidi’s Arts and Crafting

Join Heidi every Thursday at 4 p.m. as she does a new craft or art project via zoom. For artist’s of all levels – learn a new art skill or just relax, chat, and doodle. We’re here to make some art together.

Email the library at worthenlibrary@gmail.com to participate.

Download Ebooks and Audiobooks

The Green Mountain Library Consortium offers a free digital media service available 24/7. Download audio and ebooks right to your Kindle, eReader, Nook, iPod or iPad, tablet, computer, smart phone, mp3 player, and other mobile devices. Get started at https://gmlc.overdrive.com/  To log in just select South Hero Community Library from the drop down menu and enter the last three digits of you library card number.

Need help getting started? Stop by with your device, call, or email! We’re happy to help.


meet libby

The one-tap reading app!

We are excited to announce that OverDrive has released a new and improved app for ebook and audiobook lending called Libby. Libby simplifies the setup and lending process for ebooks and audiobooks, and was designed based on user and library feedback. As of June 20th, Libby will be the recommended app for all users. There is no date indicated at this time for when the previous library eBook app, OverDrive, will no longer be supported, so users can continue to the use the app that they prefer for now. Libby is available now for download in all app stores.

In order to familiarize yourself with Libby, you can read about its new features here: https://help.libbyapp.com. And, of course, the best method for learning is by downloading Libby on a device and trying it out!

Here is a great video to help get you started!

Worthen Curbside is Back

Worthen Library is bringing back curbside pick-up. We will be offering Worthen Curbside Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call or email the library to make requests. You can access our library catalog here. You do not need a login or password to search the collection. 

The Worthen Library staff will also be available by phone during this time to answer questions about digital resources, offer reader’s advisory, or offer any virtual support you need. You can contact library staff at any time via email.

We believe library resources are vital during this time, but so is your safety and our staff will be working hard to keep you safe. After books are returned in the drop box they will be kept in book quarantine for a week and for outgoing books each cover will be disinfected before being put on a cart by the library’s drop box. 

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