Rural Libraries Face Modern Demands

Each Vermont town independently operates its own library. This set up makes each library unique to its community, but it also puts limits on the amount of resources the library can offer and on the ability of staff to meet increasingly technical community needs.

Libraries meet demands of a recession

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.

Recession boosts business at libraries

The recession is a boon for Vermont libraries. Librarians say Internet use and circulation of books and periodicals is up and more people are attending library programs.

Morning Newscast: April 29, 2008

Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: More than a third of Vermont’s schools failed to make progress in the past year toward increasing their students’ test scores.The Vermont House has approved legislation that makes all library records confidential, unless a judge issues a warrant for the information.