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.

Winter is here! 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!
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.
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Weston Pop-Up University2023 Registration is Now OpenWhere creativity, knowledge and people get together! This year the Pop-Up schedule includes in-person classes offering a wide variety of topics, from cooking lessons, to physics fun, trivia, karaoke, fly fishing and even wine tasting. The classes are led by people who have experience and expertise in an amazing array of areas – meditation, cartoon drawing, pie baking, wreath making, wellness and literature. Some classes offer online attendance as well.

Something for everyone is our motto!

All classes are free! Registration is required as some classes are
limited in size.
See our Classes & Register for Free

Brand new Skida gear has arrived at Wilder,

just in time for Winter gift-giving!

Skida x Wilder
Pop-Up Shop is Open!

The library has brand new alpine
neck warmers,
snow tours,
and headbands

for sale

~ kids & adults ~

Made in Vermont by Skida 
and featuring a custom Wilder Memorial Library logo,
our new alpine gear is warm, soft and durable.

Price List Alpine Hats  $36.00
Alpine Neckwarmers  $30.00
Bandanas  $30.00
Flannel Bandannas  $30.00
Snow Tours  $24.00
Alpine Headbands  $24.00

Skida x Wilder items are available to purchase 
when the library is open. 
Cash (exact change) and checks are accepted.
Proceeds of sales go toward operating costs of the library.
THANK YOU for your support!
Winter Entertaining
Are you hosting a friend, loved ones, or a gaggle of beloved Weston neighbors during the winter this year?
Let Wilder help you with your preparations!  The library has several wonderful cookbooks boasting delicious recipes of all kinds.  
Here’s a look at a few of our favorite cookbooks:

The Cookie Bible
by Rose Levy Beranbaum
click here for Rose’s website, which features lots of dessert recipes

Dinner in One: Exceptional & Easy One Pan Meals
by Melissa Clark

The Wok
by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

Go to Dinners, by Ina Garten

Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering
by Joanna Gaines

Cravings All Together: Recipes to Love
by Chrissy Teigen

Half Baked Harvest Super Simple
by Tieghan Gerard

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

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

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 Winter 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!
Wilder Memorial Library Reopening Policies & Procedures

We continue to be mindful of ongoing health concerns and have
implemented a few requirements
during this phase of our reopening plan:

We ask that anyone entering the library wear a mask.

> We are happy to provide a mask if needed.
> If you’re unable to wear a mask, please call or send us an email to request outdoor pickup.

Hand sanitizer is available.
Our guest computers are not available at this time.
There is no bathroom available.

If you are not comfortable entering the building, please contact us to discuss how we can make library services available to you.
Thank you for your cooperation!

While we realize that many adults have been looking forward to the easing of indoor mask restrictions, we want to do our part to ensure that our youngest and oldest patrons can visit our Library safely this spring and summer. Therefore, masks are required at all times for everyone inside the building.

This policy is subject to change at any time.
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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