Hayley Coble Hired as New Circulation Librarian

After a search process lasting several months, Hayley Coble has been hired as Ilsley Public Library’s new Circulation Librarian. For the past three years Coble has worked as a librarian at the Ankona County Library in Blaine, Minnesota, where she provided reference and readers advisory. Prior to that she held positions at the University of…

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Sarah Partridge Branch Librarian Recognized at Annual VLA Conference

Every year at the annual conference, the Vermont Library Association honors librarians who have completed their certificate of librarianship. This year, Sarah Partridge Branch Librarian Laura Fetterolf completed the program and received recognition.   The Certificate of Public Librarianship is designed for individuals who are directing small Vermont public libraries and covers five core areas…

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Library Director Steps into Leadership Role at VLA

After serving as vice president of the Public Libraries Section of the Vermont Library Association for the past year, Ilsley Public Library director Dana Hart assumed the role of president on May 25th.The Vermont Library Association (VLA) is an educational organization working to develop, promote, and improve library and information services and librarianship in the…

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Spooky Spring – A Writing Challenge for Everyone

Spooky Spring – A Writing Challenge for Everyone With Special guest judge Katherine Arden IPL received 18 short story submissions, written by community members of all ages.  Dana Hart – IPL Director, Kathryn Laliberte – Teen & Youth Librarian, and Renee Ursitti – Adult Programs Librarian had the difficult task of deciding which six stories…

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Ilsley Public Library Rolls Out New Website and Catalog

On June 1st Ilsley Public Library is going live with a redesigned website and catalog. The new website, designed by Terrier Tenacity LLC with extensive input from library staff, is significantly more user friendly than the previous website. It features improved navigation and search functions and was specifically designed to be tablet and mobile friendly.…

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Letter to the Editor: So Thankful for Ilsley Library

Addison Independent Letter to the Editor: So Thankful for Ilsley Library I would like to express my deep and continuous gratitude for the people and institution of the Ilsley Public Library. In pre-pandemic days, the library was a haven and frequent stop for my daughter and me. We came for books, of course, but also…

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