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“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

The month of May is National Asparagus, National Egg, National American Cheese, and National Strawberry Month! We have lots of cookbooks for young ones and for the young at heart so come to the library and we’ll help you find something worth cooking! Meanwhile, please enjoy this quiche recipe:

Asparagus and cheese quiche
4 eggs
1 cup of heavy cream
½ cup of whole milk
1 ½ cups of grated cheese (like gruyere, swiss, chedder, parmesan, or American or a mix of whatever you have in the fridge)
¾ cup cooked asparagus (I usually roast mine)
Pinch of nutmeg
Salt and paper to taste
Fresh, frozen or pre-made pie crust

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Place pie crust in pie pan if necessary. Beat eggs until frothy, mix in all other ingredients.
Pour into pie crust.
Bake for 30-35 minutes until eggs are set and top is lightly browned. Eat while warm or let the quiche come to room temperature. Enjoy!
I often make this with any veggie leftovers that I have. Potatoes, sautéed onions, bacon, broccoli are all great to add to quiche. Get creative!

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

We are open 2:00 – 6:00 Monday through Friday

The Castleton Free Library is open for browsing.

Masks, hand sanitizing, and social distancing is required. No appointment is necessary but we will have a 5 person limit for capacity so there might be a short wait if we are busy. We appreciate your cooperation and patience.

Computer use is also available with a 30 minute time limit. We will continue to have computers to use outside if you need a longer computer session.

We will also continue to offer curbside and home delivery. Please call the library: 468-5574, email us: castletonfreelibrary@gmail.com or message us on Facebook for requests and we will fill them as quickly as possible.

We look forward to seeing everyone back in the library – Jan and Mary

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

Library News

Stop by the library and pick up your Arbor Day kit. Free!! Thank you to the Vermont Department of Libraries, VT Urban & Community Forestry Program, and the VT Department of Forests, Parks, & Recreation for the kits. National Arbor Day is Friday, April 30th. Vermont Arbor Day is Friday, May 7th! Thank and plant a tree…..

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).

Tax Forms are here!

We have the 2020 Federal 1040 and 1040 SR forms and instructions. We also have the 2020 Vermont State forms. Please call 468-5574 if you need any schedules printed and we can have them for you as well.

BOT meeting information

***The next BOT meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 26th at 5:30 PM. This is a change in our regular schedule. Please make a note of it. Thank you.***

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.