Governor Shumlin issues proclamation
Celebrate National Library Week!

State Of Vermont / Executive Department
A Proclamation
National Library Week 2014

WHEREAS, libraries help lives change in their communities, campuses and schools;

WHEREAS, librarians work to meet the changing needs of their communities, including providing resources for everyone and bringing services outside of library walls;

WHEREAS, libraries and librarians bring together community members to enrich and shape the community and address local issues;

WHEREAS, librarians are trained, tech-savvy professionals, providing technology training and access to downloadable content like e-books; 

WHEREAS, libraries offer programs to meet community needs for cultural, educational and recreational learning opportunities;

WHEREAS, libraries continuously grow and evolve in how they provide for the needs of every member of their communities; 

WHEREAS, libraries, librarians, library workers and supporters across America are celebrating National Library Week;

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that I, Governor Peter Shumlin, proclaim

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK

April 13-19, 2014, in Vermont and encourage all Vermonters to visit their library this week to take advantage of the vast array of library resources and programs available in their communities and to thank their librarians and library workers for making these services available. Lives change @ your library!

Internet Safety and Computer Safety

Have you ever had a pop up window with an alarming message such as "Your computer may be at risk" or "Perform a free security scan to protect your computer" ?  This is called scareware, which is designed to make you purchase fraudulent software for your computer which could damage your computer.


What to Do

If you’re faced with any of the warning signs of a scareware scam or suspect a problem, shut down your browser. Don’t click “No” or “Cancel,” or even the “x” at the top right corner of the screen. Some scareware is designed so that any of those buttons can activate the program. If you use Windows, press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to open your Task Manager, and click “End Task.” If you use a Mac, press Command + Option + Q + Esc to “Force Quit.”
If you get an offer, check out the program by entering the name in a search engine. The results can help you determine if the program is on the up-and-up.

Here are some helpful links for Computer Security:


The Federal Trade Commission
http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/topics/computer-security

The Vermont Attorney General's Office
http://www.atg.state.vt.us/issues/consumer-protection/privacy-and-data-security.php

The State of Washington's Attorney General's Office
http://www.atg.wa.gov/InternetSafety/Adults.aspx#.U0bioaKyrbw

Town Trivia Challenge
Historical Society wins 1st Place!


And the winner is......The Weathersfield Historical Society!  They will be the team to beat next year.  Best Team Spirit was a tie between the Ascutney Fire Department and the Library.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to this wonderful community event and fundraiser for the Weathersfield Proctor Library Expansion Fund. A special thank you to Heidi Eglintine for these photos, and to the Friends of the Library for the fabulous baked goods we snacked on during intermission!


The Ascutney Fire Dept Team


The Weathersfield Historical Society Team - WINNERS!


The Weathersfield Proctor Library Team


Our die rollers 


The School Board Team


Veterans Memorial Committee Team(on the left) and the Selectboard Team (with the palm tree)


Welcome Back to the New Book Return in Perkinsville!
March 24, 2014

Left to right: Nancy Tusinski, Library Director, Len LeBrun, June French, Manager of Downer's Corners Store, Susan Whittemore, new Library Board member and Ernie Shand, Chair Library Board

Now thanks to a few Weathersfield community supporters, you have a place to drop off your library materials right in Perkinsville at the Downer's Corners Store. A few months ago, library patron Carol Peebles came in to the library and asked if we would ever consider a book return in Perkinsville. I told her that I thought there used to be one in the Post Office and there was no reason why we couldn't have one again - but where?  Fast forward a couple of weeks and I saw Carol again at the library and she was very excited.  She had talked with June French, the Manager of the Downer's Corners Store and June said she would love to have a book return in the store. "It's a great community service." said June.  


Word soon got around that we needed someone to build a book return and in stepped Len LeBrun who designed and built the book return and donated it to the Library. Library Assistant Lynn Esty will be picking up books several times a week from the store. 
There is such a creative spirit in Weathersfield, just put a few heads together and look what happens! 
All of us at the Library would like to say a big Thank You to everyone involved with this project for your generosity, and time and talent.

Thank You
Nancy Tusinski, Library Director


New Youth Services Librarian
Welcome Jordan!

We are pleased and excited to welcome Jordan Hutchinson as our new Youth Services Librarian. Jordan will be working part time organizing preschool storytimes, children's programs, the Summer Reading Program and programs for teens and tweens! She will be working Wednesdays mornings and Thursday afternoons. Please stop by and welcome Jordan!

The 3rd Annual Town Team Trivia Challenge!
Saturday, March 22nd at 7:00 pm at the Weathersfield School

Come to this favorite community event and cheer on your team!  Teams compete in 6 trivia categories and win prizes for best team spirit (this part is lots of laughs) and most money raised.  You may sponsor in any amount and you may sponsor more than one team. All proceeds benefit the Weathersfield Proctor Library Expansion Fund.
Which one is your favorite team?  The Town Office, Library, School Board, Ascutney Fire Dept, The Weathersfield Historical Society?

Everyone is invited to this wonderful community building event, you are not required to sponsor a team to attend.