The Garvin Library at Blue Mountain Union School


    For the Blue Mountain Library catalog, click hereOPALS owl

    To request books, see the online catalog's home page

    or contact Mrs.Davie at or 757-2711 x1142

     Vermont Schools Shared Digital Collection

    Free audio and ebooks -- You will need a Blue Mountain email address to log in to the site.

    Take the First Line challenge!  Click here to enter a first line and maybe you will win the opportunity to help Mr. Blood with a daily joke!

    Home schooling
    • Resources about how to home school, curated by the Vermont Department of Libraries here.
    • Online resources for specific subjects for teachers of all kinds here.

    Epic! is brilliant online collection of children's audio books and ebooks which is offering free access for the duration. Parents can get a free month's trial access, or email me at and I'll add you to my class roster.

    You can also access free ebooks and audio books from these sites:
    International Childrens Digital Library -- Free online picture books from many countries.
    Project Gutenberg -- Over 60,000 ebooks
    Librivox -- Almost 14,000 audiobooks
    Audible -- Dozens of audiobooks which Amazon is providing free at this time.
    A good list of more free ebooks sites is available here at Lifewire.
    A good list of more free audiobook sites is available here at Lifewire.

    Here is a list of wicked cool story times hosted by famous authors.


    To learn about making your own books with recycled materials visit
    Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord's website

    Learning Express is a resource for skill-building in reading, writing, math, and science, college admissions exams, occupational licensing tests, workplace skills improvement, career exploration,
    and much more. Here is a FAQ about using it.

    Information about free internet
    A map of free wifi hot spots and offers of free internet access
    and/or installation
    from the Vermont Department of Public Service.

    Research Resources
    Quality Information from The Vermont Online Library
    The Blue Mountain library provides access to millions of documents through the Vermont Online Library. These include full text versions of most of the magazines and journals you are familiar with, and hundreds of others as well.

    It can be accessed at school or from any remote location.  It does require a password, which can not be posted here.  Please see Mrs. Davie if you do not have the password yet.

    Access the Vermont Online Library here.

    Citations Made Easy!

    Information from the Vermont Online library comes with built-in bibliographic citations, but for information gathered from other sources, you might like to click here to use the Zotero website. 

    Don't forget to use the MLA 8 version! 

    The Purdue Online Writing Lab is a good site for help in writing and using citations.