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Tuesday 10 - 5
Wednesday  10 - 5
Thursday 2 - 8
Friday 10 - 5
Saturday 10 - 1







Kimball Public Library
  67 Main Street, Randolph, VT 05060
  802-728-5073; info@KimballLibrary.org

OUR MISSION

Kimball Public Library is a center of community interaction, involvement, and information, welcoming people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to connect with each other, to satisfy their thirst for knowledge, reading, learning, and entertainment, and to foster civic participation.

The Library supports and abides by the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights and Freedom to Read statement. The staff and trustees protect patron privacy as assured under Library policy and local, state, and federal laws. Please read our other policies on the Policy Page

MEMBERSHIP

Randolph and Braintree residents and property taxpayers are entitled to free membership. We extend this privilege to all students in the Orange Southwest Supervisory Union regardless of residency. All others may become members by paying a non-refundable annual fee of $32. Visitors may purchase a temporary membership for $32 ($24 refundable upon surrender of library card).

LOAN POLICY

Most items may be borrowed for 3 weeks; best sellers circulate for 2 weeks. Museum passes may be borrowed for 3 days.

While Kimball Library does not charge overdue fines, we gratefully accept "Conscience Box" donations. As a courtesy to all Library members, please return items on time. You may use the bookdrop at the front door when the Library is closed.

We gladly renew items whenever possible.

SERVICES FOR ALL AGES

READERS' ADVISORY

Assistance in selecting materials for recreational reading, self-education, school assignments, or research.

RESERVES

We will gladly reserve a checked-out item for you and notify you when it becomes available.

INTERLIBRARY LOANS

If we don't own the item you want, we will do our best to borrow it for you from another Vermont library.

PROGRAMS

Summer Reading, preschool and toddler storytimes, book discussion groups, Author visits, speakers, and performances are among the many programs the Library offers. Check "Library Notes" in the Herald, or the events and youth pages of this website.

COPIER & FAX

Photocopier and fax service is available:

Photocopies: 15 cents per copy for black & white; 30 cents for color
Faxes (incoming): 15 cents per page
Faxes (outgoing): 2 dollars for first page, 1 dollar for each additional page

COMPUTERS

Access to the Internet and to word processing software is free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. You may call ahead to reserve a half-hour time slot. Black & white printing costs 15 cents per page; color costs 30 cents per page.

Kimball Library also offers wireless access to the Internet.

Kimball Library does not apply technological measures to filter Internet access: such filters have proven to be both ineffective at blocking offensive materials and overzealous in suppressing protected speech. Patrons may choose to use the filtering options available on various search engines. Parents are expected to monitor their child's use of the Internet. All computer users agree to abide by the Library's Internet Use Policy.

VERMONT ONLINE LIBRARY

The Vermont Online Library provides access to thousands of full-text magazines, newspapers, and reference works. Excellent for research of all types, VOL can be used at the Library or remotely.

MEETING SPACE

Local non-profit groups may use the Library's meeting spaces free of charge. All meetings must be free and open to the public.

VOLUNTEERS

Kimball Library welcomes -- and relies on! -- volunteers of all ages. Call us if you would like to help!

DONATIONS

The Library gratefully accepts donations of used books, DVDs, and CDs in good condition. We do not accept encyclopedias, text books, or condensed books. Items may be added to the Library's collection, sold to raise funds, or discarded, at the discretion of the staff.

CLOSINGS

Kimball Library is closed on the observed day for the following holidays:

New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Presidents' Day
Memorial Day
July 4th
Labor Day
Veterans' Day
Thanksgiving Day
The Friday after Thanksgiving
The last working day before Christmas
Christmas Day
and on Town Meeting Day (the first Tuesday in March), the Library opens at 1 p.m.

This website was last updated on August 29, 2013.