Norwich Library Featured In National News
Rural Vermont Libraries Are Creating A Social Community
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.”