” The library is, with its careworn and temporary offerings, as lovely and as poignant a reminder of our actual human condition as the tides or a forest in fall” – Ben Dolnick

The library is closed Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th for the Thanksgiving holiday… we will reopen on Saturday, November 27th.

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

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.

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

Masks are now required 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!

Library News

The Castleton Free Library is excited to re-start our collaboration with the Castleton University International Student Program. After an abrupt stop due to Covid in the spring of 2020 we are pleased to be able to host these students who are looking forward to sharing their country’s culture with the Castleton community. Please join us inside the library.  Face coverings are required.

See below for date, times and presenters:

Thursday, Nov 4th, 6:30 pm

Sophia Shkolyk, Ukraine 

Rutab Hafeez, Pakistan

Md. Raihanul Karim, Bangladesh

Thursday, Nov 11th, 6:30 pm

Simon Brenter, Austria

Deuanphachanh Sisongkhame (Lar), Laos
Annika Saunus, Germany

Ashlesha Mainali, Nepal

Friday, Nov 19th, 4:30 pm

Colin MacDiarmid, Canada

Wangchen Tsering, Tibet
Arthur Akiri, Liberia 

Manami Tada & Erika Saito & Funa Harada, Japan

Light refreshments will be served following the program.

The Library is having a fundraiser! Please stop by and peruse these gorgeous bound volumes of National Geographic magazines. The oldest one is from 1918 and the most recent one is from 1974. There are two volumes for each year, January-June and July- December. They would make great gifts. Give someone a volume from a special year….birthday or anniversary. Great gift for history buffs! They have wonderful maps inside the volumes.

Suggested donation $5.00 per book.

Kanopy streaming services is now available to our patrons! Watch movies, series and more for free! See our “about” page for more details and instructions for use.

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

Board of Trustees

Next meeting will be held Monday, November 22nd at 5:30

This meeting will also be available as a Zoom meeting. See below for link.

5:30    Call to Order/Agenda Review

5:35   Approval of Minutes: October 25, 2021

5:40    Approval of Bills/Financial Statements

5:45    Community Members Questions/Interests

5:55    Housekeeper Recommendation for Hire: Mary and Board

6:00    Library Director’s Report

6:10    First Reading: Revised Personnel Policies * Pat S

6:30    2021-2022 Budget Committee: Request for Members

6:35    New Business and Next Meeting date

6:40    Adjournment

*  Pat Schroeder will send board and director the first draft of the revised Personnel Polices and current Policy for review prior to the meeting

Castleton Free Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Castleton Free Library BOT Meeting
Time: Nov 22, 2021 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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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 meeting times and approved minutes.