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The Dog Days of Summer are here!

Too hot at your house? Come to the library to stay cool! Read a magazine, answer some emails or browse online on our computers or do a little coloring in our adult and kids coloring books. We look forward to seeing you at the library!

Check our Accessibility page (under our contact tab on the top of this page) to see what’s happening with our elevator project!!


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.

During the summer months please feel free to come to the library just to cool off. We have puzzles, coloring books and other activities to occupy yourself (and kids) with while keeping cool. And, of course, books, magazines and newspapers to read!

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

We are currently out of tests!! More are coming. Check back here for updates. All State of Vermont COVID-19 testing sites will close by Saturday June 25th. The Castleton Free Library is now a distribution center for free tests from the Vermont Department of Health. Please stop by the library and ask for your free take home tests

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

Our take home craft for August is a Turtle Magnet! Isn’t it adorable? Come by the library and pick up a kit. Don’t forget to send us pictures of yours and we’ll post them on the website!

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, August 22nd at 5:30

5:30 p.m. Call to Order/Agenda Review
5:35 p.m. Approval of Minutes 7/25/22 (and 4/9/22?)
5:35 p.m. Financial Statements
5:40 p.m. Librarians’ Reports
5:50 p.m. Community Members Questions/Concerns
6:00 p.m. Report of 7/16 Friends of the Library Meeting: Pam and Mary
6:05 p.m. Follow up: Conflict of Interest Policy: Nancy
6:10 p.m. ARPA Funds Request: Nancy and Joan
6:15 p.m. USDA Application: Pat K
6:20 p.m. Construction Budget Update: Pat K
6:30 p.m. Construction Update: Nancy and Mary
6:40 p.m. Adjourn
Next Meeting: September 26, 2022

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

Topic: CFL BOT regular meeting
Time: Aug 22, 2022 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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