Wilder Memorial Library

Wilder Memorial Library in Beautiful Weston, Vermont

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Our hours have been Extended!

Regular Library Hours:

Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursdays 10:00 a.m. –
6:00 p.m
Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturdays – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Please check our facebook page in case of bad weather or give us a call to make sure we are open.
Be sure to follow the library’s Facebook page for updates and news.  

Curbside Pickup is available! Visit our page: Front Porch Curbside Pickup!

In a statewide community effort to inspire acts of solidarity with the people of Ukraine, Wilder Memorial Library is proud to support Vermont Plants Sunflowers 4 Ukraine!

Sunflower Seed Packets, pods and a little soil are available on a first come first serve basis, to residents of Weston and neighboring communities. One packet per household, as supplies are limited. Start the planting season with extra love and stop by the library during our open hours to pick up your Sunflower seeds!

To learn more about visit Vermont Plants Sunflower 4 Ukraine, https://www.vtsunflowers4ukraine.org

Loving Presence – Nourish your Spirit

Mini Workshop with Rob Fisher at the Library

Tuesday, June 6

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.at Wilder Memorial Library

To Learn More – Visit our Community Events Page!

Hi Everyone!  

My name is Kate Degan.  I teach 4th grade at Maple Street School in Manchester.  

Two things that I love in the summer are reading a good book and encouraging students to read over the summer.  

I have been teaching for over 10 years in grades K-5 and am a licensed reading specialist.  

I am hoping to offer weekly book clubs for elementary age students at Wilder Memorial Library.  

The purpose of this survey is to see what the interest is.  

This is a great opportunity to have fun and to practice reading skills over the summer in a small group setting.  

Please respond by May 31st.  

This survey is to gather information.  There will be more information to come.  


Join us for our

Tech Workshop with Matt Sydorowich:

Saturday, June 17th at 9:30 a.m.  Bring your devices and technology questions!

Volunteers Needed

Would you like to volunteer at Wilder Memorial Library?

Volunteers are vital to our library and help with a wide variety of tasks and services.  

If you might be interested in helping out at the library, please send an email to the librarians with your contact information and areas of interest.  

The minimum age for volunteering at the library is 13 years old, or at the discretion of the library director.

We want to be able to match volunteers with the things that interest you most, such as:

-checking books in & out for patrons
-reading aloud to children for story time
-keeping the stacks tidy & re-shelving books
-planning summer reading programming
-decorating & setting up for special events and holidays
-baking cookies for special events
-helping with fundraisers
-or a myriad of other fun projects that keep our library humming! 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering!   

We have a Strategic Plan for the expansion of our library!

Strategic Plan for Wilder Memorial Library, 2022 – 2027 Can Be Found Here

Wilder Memorial Library’s vision is to engage with and respond to
the community and be a window to the world.
Wilder Memorial Library’s mission is to be
a welcoming center of exploration, learning and discovery for everyone.

Visit our page: Front Porch Curbside Pickup!

While our inside computers are temporarily unavailable, we’re keeping our WiFi on for everyone to use! Park in front of our building to easily access the Library’s WiFi 24/7. Choose the Wilder network (no password required) and you’re good to go! As always, please call or email us if you have questions or need help.

Our staff is regularly monitoring our answering machine, so please call if you have any questions or needs.  No question is too big or small. 

Our phone number is (802) 824 – 4307.

Wilder Memorial Library

24 Lawrence Hill Road, Weston, Vt. 05161

Mailing address: P.O. Box 38, Weston, Vt. 05161

Check out our Kids & Family page to learn more about our Summer Reading Program and activities! Kids & Family!

In an effort to help kids and families stay connected to the world of books and stories, we have added lot’s of new on-line story and educational resources, including live story time streaming, virtual tours, videos and webinars!

Community Live Events

Large Prints Books are Here!

How does it work?
ABLE Library will lend a selection of 6 – 8 large print books to our Library at a given time.  We will keep the books for a few weeks — during which time you may borrow them from our Library — and then return the books to ABLE Library and receive a new batch.

We are proud to announce that we have joined the ABLE Library system, which means we will have Large Print Books available to borrow.

Do you have a favorite genre or author? 
Please let us know, as we may be able to request specific books for you.


Read, Listen & Watch with your Library Card – Free!

What’s hot on Hoopla for the Spring 2023?

Visit our new Hoopla page to learn more about what’s all about – and what’s hot!

We have lots of new books for all ages!

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Book Sizzle!

Featuring our newest books for all ages!

Here’s a great article recently published by The New York Times offering tips for teens — beneficial to many of us, really — during this strange time.

Check out this article featuring fun ideas for creating special back-to-school moments to this time of year. 

Please check out our new Community Resources Page for some very helpful community resources and guidelines below:

Community Resources

You may also visit our new Covid-19 Vaccine Page for more information & updates!

The Wilder Memorial Library is actively monitoring information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19).  As always, the health and safety of our library users and staff is our priority. 

Black Lives, Black Voices

Image credit: Ideal Bookshelf

Looking for something new to read or listen too?

Check out our Downloadable Books and Audio Books!

New books and movies for all ages are in and more on the way!
Check out our Front Porch Curbside Pickup!
Donating to Wilder Memorial Library

Why give to Wilder?
Your gifts are powerful tools that help provide enrichment to our community members.
If you’re looking for a way to support your community, please consider donating to the library.  No gift is too small — every little bit helps. 

Donating Online:
You may use the donation button on our website at www.wildermemoriallibrary.org

Donating by Mail:
You may send your donation via mail toWilder Memorial LibraryP.O. Box 38Weston, VT 05161

Looking for another way to help?  Joining one of our fun committees or volunteering in the library means a great deal to us.  

We are a true community center and invite members of the community to join us for planning, projects, and day-to-day library activities, such as tidying bookshelves, re-shelving books, organizing, and cataloguing, and more.

Contact Jessica if you’d like more information about volunteering.  

Amazon Wish List:

A wonderful way to say “thank you” for library services to the community is to donate items from our Amazon Wish List. If you are able to help, please click here to review our current needs. Note: When sending an item through Amazon, please note your name and mailing address in the “gift note” so that we can give you proper credit for your donation. If you have any problems doing this, please send an email to the library.

 For more information on donating to the library, please visit our websitesend us an email, or give us a call at (802) 824-4307. Your generous gift is tax deductible. 

Thank you for your support! 

Did you hear the news? 

Did you hear the news?
Wilder Memorial Library Moves One Step Closer to Goal of Expanding 200-Year-Old Building The Town of Weston and the local non-profit Friends of the Weston Community, Inc. have combined to purchase the so-called Riverside house on the half acre next to the library from John and Christina Coughlin, who offered the property to the library at a price below the Town’s assessed value. Jessica Clapp, the Library Director, said the library recently completed a survey asking Weston residents what a future library should include to better serve the community. The overwhelming response was that the library needs a bathroom, community space, parking and ADA access between the floors of its historic building. “To enable a modest expansion of the library, some parking and a bathroom, we will need a water and septic system, and a few parking spaces. We can’t get this done in our current building, which is on a postage stamp lot without room to expand,” Clapp said. The Friends organization will hold the property and undertake the demolition of the house, installing water and septic and creating a few off-street parking spaces. Once that is done, the property will be turned over to the Town of Weston for the library’s use. “We are grateful to the Coughlins for offering their property to us. Acquiring the Coughlin property will make the library expansion possible,” Clapp said. “Expanding the library will take several years, but now we are on the way.”

Thank you for your support of Wilder Memorial Library.

Why give? Our Library is a remarkable community resource. The Town of Weston’s annual contribution covers only the Library’s core operating expenses. You make our collections, programming, and online, interactive experiences possible.

Visit our new Donation page for more information, or click on the button below to make a donation.

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