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

We are air-conditioned and may have extended hours during heat advisory days.

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

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

Check here for building closings due to construction: No closings to report

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 with any questions or suggestions.

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

Construction has begun on our Elevator project making the second story of the library accessible! Please be aware that the rear entrance is now closed for the duration of the project. Please use our front entrance. Our side parking lot will also be closed from time to time to accommodate deliveries. There is a possibility that during the construction the library will be without water and electricity. During these times, the library will have to close. Our hope is to have all closings posted on the website (see above) and on our social media in a timely manner so you can plan ahead for your library visit. We apologize for the inconvenience but hope you are excited as we are for the wonderful changes coming to the library!


Join us for several fun evenings of drumming! No experience or instruments needed. Professional musician, Robert Zollman, will lead a drumming circle and provide drums and other percussion instruments. Bring a lawn chair. For adults and teens. Wednesday, June 21st at 6pm, then on Thursdays, July, 27th; August 24th , and September 14th. In case of rain the the program will meet at the Castleton Recreation building. **Sponsored by the Friends of the Castleton Free Library

New Take and make craft

Free tests are in! 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.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees meetings are 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 Board of Trustee Meeting: Monday, June 24th at 5:30