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!

Outdoor Storytime

Hey everybody! Get you’re masks ready – story time is back and this time it’s outside. We’ll be having an outdoor socially distanced storytime starting September 15th every Tuesday at 10am. We’ll read some stories and have a take-home craft available for everyone.

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.

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