The Whiting Library offers a wide array of resources including books for adults and children, videos, audio materials, magazines, and Internet access through the three public access computers, one for children. In addition, the Library offers children and family programs.
The Library Book Club meets each second Wednesday from 3 to 4pm. Please contact Whiting Library for information about our programs at 802-875-2277 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sharon Tanzer, Head Librarian Jeanne Waldren, Children’s & Young Adult Librarian
Kathy Pellett, Chair
Mariette Bock, Treasurer
David A. Lord, Secretary
Whiting Library located on Main Street in Chester is delighted to welcome new Youth Services Librarian Stephanie Kaufman. After several months, many applicants and interviews Stephanie will be joining the staff of Whiting Library and offering her services to the children, teens and families of the community. Until recently Stephanie designed library programs in the Catskill Mountains of New York state, and served in two New York state libraries in a variety of duties. She engaged in all the circulation and advisory duties, developing crafts projects for all ages, as well as technology assistance. Stephanie holds a Bachelor of English from the University of Albany, and is enrolled in a Master program in Library Science. She assumes her role on January 2nd assisting our youngest patrons and their families in choices of books, and offering crafts and programs. Please come and welcome her! Open house Wednesday January 23rd from 3-5pm.
Whiting Library, located on Main Street in Chester is participating in Vermont Department of Health program to provide pre-paid envelopes for the safe disposal of unused, expired or unwanted medications. You may mail back over-the-counter medication, prescription medication, patches and ointments, pet medications, vitamins. Fill the bag with up to 8 oz of medications (cross out or remove name and Rx number) or 4 oz of liquid medications (tightly sealed and wrapped in paper towel). Seal the envelope, and bring it to any U. S. post office, hand it to your carrier or place in your mailbox for pick-up. You may not mail sharp objects, medical waste or marijuana products.
The Vermont Department of Health wants everyone to know that properly stored and properly discarded medication keeps everyone healthy. More than half of people who misuse prescription medication get it from a friend or relative, often straight out of the medicine cabinet. Always properly store current medications in a lock box or locked medicine cabinet. Medications that are not properly stored in your home can be a risk to kids and pets who might accidentally ingest them. And flushing medications or tossing them in the trash is a danger to our waterways and wildlife. State-wide you may drop off unused medication at a kiosk at your local pharmacy or police station. See the map at healthvermont.gov/alcohol-drugs/services/prescription-drug-disposal for a location near you.