COVID-19 & the RFL

The last few months have been confusing for our community as we grapple with the rapidly changing demands the spread of coronavirus and national civil unrest has brought to us.  It is no different at the library.  Throughout this time we have been preparing for the time to get the public back inside the building.  We are excited to announce the reopening of the RFL building to the public following the RFL COVID-19_Response_Plan (link above).  Please know that the decision was not taken lightly and that the safety of our patrons, staff, community, and the collection itself were forefront in our mind throughout the decision making process. 

As we hear about spikes in infections around the country I know this announcement may surprise some of you, we understand.  Please know that we are implementing a phased reopening that will safely meet all the safety requirements outlined in Vermont.  Please stay in touch with us and let us know what is working for you and how we can improve the model outlined in the RFL COVID-19_Response_Plan.  Your input will be invaluable as we navigate this situation we all find ourselves in.   


Free lending library – We will be setting up a free lending library on the porch of the library (when weather allows) for people to select books from without checking them out.  Feel free to pick one up at your convenience!  

Book returns – We welcome patrons to return books through the book return box if you are healthy and able.  All materials are quarantined for 7 days before being checked back into the circulation system.

Wifi – Wifi will stay on and patrons can use our wifi from outside the building 24/7 (no password required).   Have you noticed the “Roxbury Hot Spot” network in town?  That’s us, we just haven’t merged the names of the old and newly expanded networks yet. 

Downloadable Materials – If you have already set up an account through the Roxbury Free Library with the Listen Up Vermont (LUV), you can check out ebooks and audio books through  If you haven’t, please contact us and we will help you get setup.  You can also get free ebooks at 

Universal Class – More than 500 online classes available for free with your library account

Vermont Online Library – Fantastic databases on a wide-spectrum of topics

Learning Express – A powerful online platform to help prep for professional exams, job advancement, and more


Our COVID-19 post here contains our most up to date information about operations at the RFL during the closure.   Please call or email, we are here for you. 

Be well, stay entertained and informed.

In earnest,
RFL Staff

The following links provide helpful information and resources regarding COVID-19:

● Vermont Department of Health Resources
● What you need to know-COVID-19
● COVID-19 Travel Resource
● Handwashing 101 Resource


Seeking Candidates for Assistant Library Director Position

The Roxbury Free Library seeks qualified and dynamic candidates to fill a vacant Assistant Library Director position.  The position is available beginning November 1st 2019.

Position Title – Assistant Library Director

Position Statement – Responsible for managing operations of the library

Responsible to – Library Director

Responsible for – Volunteer staff

Hours of work – 8 hours per week for 52 weeks

Responsibilities – The Assistant Director Position duties include, but are not limited to, managing the library collection, assisting patrons at the circulation desk, facilitating library events, and helping with library maintenance.

Requirements – Minimum requirements for the position include a high school education and ideally experience working in library service settings.  Starting pay will be commensurate with experience.

If you wish to apply for this position please email a cover letter, resume, and list of references to the Roxbury Free Library ( by 5:00 Wed. October 30th.

Any questions about this position should be directed to Ryan Zajac at the Roxbury Free Library ( or 802-485-6860).

Seeking Candidates for Library Substitute Position

The Roxbury Free Library seeks a qualified candidate for the Library Substitute Position.

Qualifications: At least 18 years of age. High school degree required. Basic computer skills. Excellent customer service skills.

The Library Substitute will be responsible for providing basic library service without assistance from other library staff after adequate training. Job duties include completing basic circulation tasks, providing patrons with support and guidance with computer resources, offering reader advisory, providing basic help with reference questions, a willingness and ability to promote RFL services, and giving attention to the library’s physical needs while on shift . The substitute needs to be able to implement RFL policy and procedure in the absence of other library staff – especially the patron confidentiality policies. The substitute is expected to provide a welcoming environment through their interactions with patrons either in person or digitally.

Position description:

· 3 hours per month with more hours possible.

· Minimum wage starting pay

· Annual contract

To Apply:
Send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for two professional references to the Roxbury Free Library director at PO Box 95, Roxbury VT 05669 or
Deadline to apply is 4/9/2019
Direct any questions about this posting to the RFL Director (802)485-6860 or

Trunk or Treat – Oct 31 5-7pm

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat is a way for communities like Roxbury, where homes are far apart to allow local kids to trick or treat, see each other’s costumes and play games in a safe environment without a long walk or car ride. Everyone will meet at Roxbury Village School, decorate their cars and come in costume. There will be a costume parade and games. Please bring a non-perishable food item as admission to support the Roxbury Food Shelf and register with the RFL prior to the event! Contact the RFL or message us for more info! Please share this with your Roxbury friends!