Library News


Effective Monday, April 12

Poultney Public Library will be open

Monday and Friday: 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm

Wednesday: 12pm-3pm & 4pm-7pm

Saturdays BY APPOINTMENT 10-1

Please note:

– Face coverings will be required in the library.

– Limit 10 people in the library at a time.

– Tables and chairs are not available at this time.

– No food or drink in the library at this time.

We are required to record name, phone number, and date/time of library visit for contact tracing.

As the Governor has listed libraries as non-essential, we can not welcome patrons from out of state unless they have met the quarantine requirements before coming to the library.

Outdoor pick up will continue to be available Monday-Saturday.


Are you having your book sale?

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, our 2021 Book Sale and Youth Flea Market has been cancelled.

Can I donate books for book sale?

We are not able to take donations of books and movies for our sale at this time. All library returns are going through a quarantine and cleaning process. Attempting to add donations to the process would be more than we have space or man hours to handle.

Are you having summer reading program?

Yes, we will definitely have a summer reading program! It will be designed so that it can be completed with few or no library visits if necessary. Our summer reading program will begin in late June. More details will be coming soon.

Will you be having programs/events/game night?

All in person programs and events have been cancelled until further notice. We are offering some virtual programs and take home activities. The best way to be aware of upcoming events or activities is to follow us on Facebook, watch the library for signs, or visit our calendar on this website.

Poultney Public Library Clarification on “Library Expansion Phase II” Fundraising

            Recently we have received multiple questions about a local fundraiser. As the fundraiser in question is called “Library Expansion Phase II”, many people assume it is intended as a follow up to the recent expansion and renovation at the Poultney Public Library. However this project is not related to the Poultney Public Library, but is instead an initiative of the Welsh American Genealogical Society (WAGS).

            For more information about WAGS please visit their website at

            If you wish to support the Poultney Public Library, donations are always accepted and may be earmarked for a specific purpose (eg. Children’s Books, Building Improvements, DVDs, Programs, etc.).