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

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

Go to our Accessibility Project page (under the Board of Trustees tab) to get the new update on what’s happening with the elevator project. Lot’s of exciting things happening at the library!

Our free take and make craft for March/April is a beautiful Easter/Spring banner. Come in and pick one up. An send us a photo of yours!

Come join our Community Book Discussion and learn about Migrant Justice’s “Milk with Dignity” program on Thursday April 13th at 6:30 in Castleton University’s Hoff Hall Conference Room.

Migrant Justice representatives and farm workers will be in attendance. We will hear about the challenges they face as well as the organizing work that Migrant Justice is doing to improve the life of farm workers through the Milk with Dignity Campaign.

Free books are available at the Castleton Free Library. Book are also available for checkout at the Castleton University Calvin Coolidge Library. Thank you to the Vermont Humanities for their support.

Light refreshments will be served after the program.

Please call the library 802-468-5574 for more information.

April Events at the Library

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 meeting: Monday, April 24th at 5:30