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Wilder Memorial Library in Beautiful Weston, Vermont

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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. – 2:00 p.m.


Saturdays – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Be sure to follow the library’s Facebook page for updates and news.  

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

Click on our link to Community Live Events to learn more and keep informed about what’s going on in Weston, on Zoom and at the Library!

Free Covid-19 Rapid Tests
Available at the Library

Wilder Memorial Library
has received a supply of
COVID-19 over-the-counter tests
from the Vermont Department of Health.  

The library is offering
one (1) free test kit 
per household.

Please stop by during the library’s open hours
to pick up a test kit.

For Town of Weston residents only.  

Important: 
The printed date (June 2022) on the library’s supply
of test kits has passed. 
However, the tests are not expired
The FDA has approved several expiration date extensions
for these tests. 
According to the Vermont Department of Health,
the new expiration date for our test kits is 12/31/2022.
If you have any questions or concerns,
please do not hesitate to contact 
ahs.covidtesting@vermont.gov.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

Library Card Sign-Up Month is held every September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the American Library Association (“ALA”) and libraries unite in a national effort to ensure every child (and grown-ups, too!) signs-up for their own library card.

With a library card you can discover new and exciting worlds! From borrowing books and audiobooks to streaming movies and taking virtual classes, there is so much you can access with a library card.

Pursue your passions and dreams through WML’s resources and programs. Already have a card? Share the news with your family, friends and neighbors!

Library Card Sign-Up Month is a national campaign to emphasize the importance of library cards to a child’s education and to combat illiteracy. The campaign began in 1987 as a response to then Secretary of Education, William Bennett, who stated: “Let’s have a campaign … Every child should obtain a library card and use it.”

The ALA took Secretary Bennett’s words seriously and teamed up with the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science to start the campaign with a grant of $85,000 from the Reader’s Digest Foundation. A telegram was sent to Secretary Bennett saying, “We accept your challenge.” 

Visit WML today to register for a library card!


Did you write to us this summer?  Our goal was to receive 50 postcards from community members by August 31st!  Stay tuned!

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!

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

WML’s September Storytime Stroll
features favorite picture book about a lovable Scottish Highland cow
who needs a bath and haircut!

Large Prints Books are Here!

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

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.

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

Hoopla!

Read, Listen & Watch with your Library Card – Free

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

Or 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.

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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