Norwich Library Featured In National News

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Rural Vermont Libraries Are Creating A Social Community

The Norwich Library is featured in a story in the Christian Science Monitor about how Vermont libraries are providing a community for residents of all ages. The article says in part:

From Pillow Fort Night to recording local history, Vermont’s rural libraries are at the forefront of preserving a sense of community, both past and present.
In an era when memberships in social clubs and church attendance are down, and critics say social media appears to be fracturing rather than knitting society together, libraries are stepping in as so-called third places where people can meet and socialize.

“We are a gathering place,” says Lucinda Walker, director of the Norwich Public Library in Norwich, Vt. “We’re the living room in people’s lives.”

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Read the entire August 7th article Vermont libraries provide community, not just books by Gareth Henderson here

POSTED: 08.08.2018 

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