May is National Get Caught Reading Month! Check this space to see who we catch reading at the library! Send us your photos of who you catch reading.

Our take home craft for May is a “Tissue Flower Bouquet”. Come by the library and pick up a kit. See below for an image of a finished project and a video link. Don’t forget to send us pictures of yours and we’ll post them on the website!

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”
from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

The Castleton Free Library is located at 638 Main Street, Castleton, Vermont

We are open Tuesday 2:00 – 6:00, Wednesday 2:00 – 6:00, Thursday 12:00 – 8:00, Friday 10:00 – 6:00 and Saturday 10:00 – 2:00. We are closed on Sunday and Monday. Check here for holiday and weather closings.

Free WiFi is available outside of the building. 24/7

Masks are recommended for all patrons in the building. Please continue to social distance. If you are not feeling well, please stay home and reschedule your visit to the library. Thank you and we appreciate your cooperation.

Please call us at 468-5574 or email us at castletonfreelibrary@gmail.com to request items for home delivery of curbside pickup. Thank you!

To Access our online resources go to our “Services” page. You may also “Browse our Catalog“. For new Adult books please see “Adult Services”. (Find the tabs on the top of this page).

Castleton Free Library Mission Statement

The Castleton Free Library serves as a welcoming center for our community and a gateway to the world of information and imagination. We provide free access to materials and ideas through robust collection development, cultural and creative programming, resource sharing, online networking, and outreach. We are dedicated to fostering literacy and lifelong learning, and to provide dynamic services for young and old.

Library News

This is going to be SUCH a treat! RON POWERS joins us as part of the Celebrity Storytellers Series this Friday morning, May 13th at 10:30am, at the Castleton Free Library where he will read a delightful children’s story for all to enjoy!

The event is free and everyone is welcome. And Ron will join us for conversation after the reading. We hope you’ll join us!

Ron Powers is an American journalist, novelist, and non-fiction writer. His works include No One Cares About Crazy People: My Family and the Heartbreak of Mental Illness in America; White Town Drowsing: Journeys to Hannibal; Dangerous Water: A Biography of the Boy Who Became Mark Twain, and Mark Twain: A Life, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. With James Bradley, he co-wrote the 2000 #1 New York Times Bestseller Flags of Our Fathers. The book won the Colby Award the following year. It was made into a movie in 2006, produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Clint Eastwood. With Ted Kennedy, he co-wrote his memoir, True Compass in 2009. No One Cares About Crazy People was a finalist for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. The Washington Post named it a Notable Book of the Year, and People named it a Top Ten Book of the Year. As TV and radio columnist for Chicago Sun-Times, Powers won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1973 for his critical writing about television during 1972. He was the first television critic to win the Pulitzer Prize. In 1985, Powers won an Emmy Award for his work on CBS News Sunday Morning.

CELEBRITY STORYTELLERS IS A PRODUCTION OF SHINE COMMUNICATIONS AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO CELEBRATE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WITH ATTENTION TO CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE. In Vermont there are more than 1000 children and youth in foster care and more than 100 who are looking for permanency through adoption. This is our thank you to the loving families who foster, provide respite care, mentor, volunteer, and support children and youth in need.

Join us for this fun event!

The Castleton Free Library proudly announces the formation of the Tom Smith Writer’s Group for Fiction and Poetry. This is an encouraging workshop for writers to share and develop their work. Bring something you’re working on for feedback or just to share.

The meetings will be held on the 2nd Tuesdays of the month in the Library at 6:30 PM. Group size is limited. Please call the library at 468-5574 for more information and for space availability.

Library Activities

Flyer about events happening in May.

Our take home craft for May is a “Tissue Flower Bouquet”. Come by the library and pick up a kit. See below for a video link. Don’t forget to send us pictures of yours and we’ll post them on the website!

Check out a tutorial from a fellow library to find out how to make the May take-home craft!

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees meetings will now be held in person at the Castleton Free Library, lower level. See the Board of Trustees tab under “contact” tab above for approved minutes. Zoom link for virtual attendance is below the agenda.

Next Meeting: Monday, May 23, 2022 at 5:30