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A note from Easterseals about re-opening the library:

Easterseals Vermont is pleased to be the home of the Vermont Consortium Library. We have reopened the library. For everyone’s safety we encourage the use of the online library services and we will mail any title you would like to borrow. If you would prefer to come to Barre, please schedule an appointment with the Easterseals office 802-622-3230.This scheduling allows us to effectively practice social distancing, please note a mask is required by all who enter our office.

Hours 9:30 to 3:30 – are subject to change. Please feel free to call for the day’s schedule. 

The Vermont Consortium maintains an extensive library focused on providing resources for families who adopt or provide guardianship, and their children. 

Please keep in mind that if you run into any snags or questions when accessing the library website you can call 802-622-3230 or email.  Easterseals' staff will be quick to get back to you and provide the help you need.

Topics include:

  • · private adoption,
  • · adopting through child welfare,
  • · kinship,
  • · talking with your children about adoption,
  • · transracial/transcultural adoptions,
  • · developmental trauma,
  • · resilience……….
  • · and then there are picture books for children as well as books for youth! 

The library is available to Vermont parents, children, youth, and the professionals who serve them.  Don’t miss out on this great support!

Checkout by Web:
The library is accessible on line at https://vac.myturn.com  - open up your account, reserve the books you are interested in, and they will be sent to  your home with a  self addressed stamped envelope for you to return them to the library when they are due back. To review our newest additions to the library click here.

If you have a problem finding a particular title please call Trudy at (802) 622-3230 or email her at vtadoptionconsortium@eastersealsvt.org and she can assist you.

Checkout by Telephone/Email:
Call in or email your request to (802) 622-3230 or vtadoptionconsortium@eastersealsvt.org providing your name, address and phone number. If calling in your request please spell out your name and address to ensure proper delivery. Your resource will be sent via US Mail.

Checkout by Coming to the Easter Seals Barre Office:
Choose your resource from the shelf. There is an index card in either the front or back of the resource. Please use the index card to sign out the resource. Include the date, your name, address, phone number and email address if applicable. There is a small box on top of the bookshelf. Place the index card in that box.

PLEASE NOTE that Easter Seals has moved their offices to Barre - the new address is:

                                                                                               14 North Main Street, Suite 3004

                                                                                               Barre, VT 05641

Books are checked out for 30 days. If you require further time please contact our office at (802) 622-3230 or vtadoptionconsortium@eastersealsvt.org.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the size of our library and our staff, our books are only available to people in Vermont or New Hampshire at this time. We greatly appreciate that people from around the State as well as around the country have shown interest in the Vermont Consortium library. If you are in need of a specific title and do not live in our service area, make sure to check out your local library.


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