Residents in the small Windham County town of Athens say they can no longer
afford their public library. Athens says it’s hard to
maintain the library in a difficult economy with few grants and other
the West Hartford Library was damaged by Tropical Storm Irene, people in the
village started to think about how it would get rebuilt. That may indeed happen,
but at a select board meeting recently, one board member cast some doubt on
moving ahead, at least too quickly.
The Burlington political landscape has been racked by controversy and contention as the mayoral race is beginning to get crowded, Vermont community libraries were impacted by flooding from Irene and the hospital budgeting process concludes.
Martha Reid, State Librarian, Jerry Carbone, Director at Brattleboro’s Brooks Memorial Library and Cindy Karasinski, Director at Lyndonville’s Cobleigh Library speak with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about the status of libraries in Vermont.
A bad economy means more and more people are turning to resources at their local libraries. We talk with State Librarian Martha Reid, and library directors Jerry Carbone and Cindy Karasinski. Also, a look at how well funded the state’s pension and benefits funds are.
Guildhall’s welcome sign proclaims it
"the only town in the world so-named."
Visitors passing through this hamlet slow down to admire the marigold
yellow library, a fine example of neo-Georgian architecture. But the library is rarely open, and won’t open its financial books, and
that made it a hot button issue at last night’s town meeting.
The solid mass of "blue states" in the northeast spells concern for Republicans and we examine what can be
learned from these trends. Also, issues of social class are explored through a theater performance, and artists transform old books into sculptural pieces in a provocative exhibit.