Welcome to the Charlotte Library


Text: September News. Background mage of apples hanging from tree.Image: White one room schoolhouse with bright blue sky. Text: Charlotte Schoolhouse StorywalkText: Everyone please wear a mask at the library. Thank you for keping our commmunity safe. Image: green icon of a face mask


Program Updates & Information

New Local History Site

The rich history of Charlotte, Vermont can now be viewed through photographs and documents from the collections of the Charlotte Library, the Charlotte Historical Society and the Town of Charlotte in an online collection. The site, Charlotte, Vermont Photos and Documents, includes images generously donated by Charlotte residents and compiled by local historians, and some records of the Town of Charlotte. It is a small but growing resource, with many more images to be added in the future.

Contact the Charlotte Library by email: info@charlottepubliclibrary.org or phone: 802-425-3864 if you have information related to items on the website, or if you have images you would like to share.

 Explore Charlotte’s History

Text: Zooming again Program Update

August 26. Due to the increase in COVID cases in Chittenden County and in alignment with guidelines from CDC, the Charlotte Library Board of Trustees determined that all public programs for the month of September will be held on Zoom, if possible and otherwise will be cancelled. Please feel free to contact the library with any questions or concerns. All registration information will be available in our calendar listings below. We appreciate your help and support as we all work to keep our community safe. The Charlotte Library Board will continue to monitor the COVID situation in Vermont and will update the community about future in-library programming.

The library is open for browsing, computer use, cooling off, and more. Please wear a mask when you visit.

Lime green life raft with dollar sign in the middleAssistance

There are currently multiple programs available for households who need assistance paying past due utility bills and reducing telephone and internet bills.  Some households may qualify for one or multiple programs:

New & Upcoming Books

Click on image to get full list of titles with descriptions and catalog links.

Fic & Non-Fic

Juvenile & YA

Picture Book & Early Reader

Upcoming Events

Registration is required for all Library programs. All programs take place on Zoom unless otherwise noted.  Please see program description for registration specifics. Questions? Send us an email. All Library programs are free and open to the public.

Monday, September 27
  • Climate Preparedness Week
    All day

Tuesday, September 28
  • Climate Preparedness Week
    All day

Wednesday, September 29
  • Climate Preparedness Week
    All day

  • Girl Scouts
    4:15 pm-5:15 pm

  • Practical Earth-Honoring Skills for Everyone
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    How can we create an ecological civilization without cultivating an ecological psyche first? At its foundation, developing an ecological psyche involves reclaiming and diversifying our sense of relational intimacy. Nutritive and connective, this class is for anyone feeling fatigued or overwhelmed about climate change. Basic earth-honoring skills decentralize humans from the global story and wake us up through joy and relatedness.  Kendra Ward, LAc. is a local traditional Chinese medicine practitioner who teaches and writes about the cultivation of an earth-honoring worldview as it relates to our health, well-being, and sense of deep belonging. You can learn more about her work at kendraward.com.
    Register for this program here: https://bit.ly/3jgvku9.

Thursday, September 30
  • Climate Preparedness Week
    All day

Wednesday, October 6
  • Twisted Tree & Clump of Rocks: From Observation to Abstraction
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Jonathan Silverman will share insight about his creative process relating to his works on exhibit in October and November at the Senior Center. He will address both how he is inspired by observing shapes, colors, line, and texture in nature, as well as how he responds to the emerging abstracted images while creating them. He will reflect on the artists who have influenced him and open up the session for questions and connections. Jonathan Silverman is a professor emeritus of Saint Michael’s College where he coordinated the arts education program.

    This program meets in person at the Senior Center. Registration is required. Please call the Senior Center at 425-6345 to register. Masks are required for all participants regardless of vaccination status. 
    Co-sponsored by the Charlotte Library and the Charlotte Senior Center.

Monday, October 11
  • LIBRARY CLOSED: Indigenous People's Day
    All day

Tuesday, October 12
  • Emergency Preparedness: How to be "Ready Together"
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Community Prep: How to Be "Ready Together"
    Extreme weather impact us all, wherever we live. Learn how to protect yourselves, your family and your neighborhood in the event of a weather emergency. Chris Davis and Karina Warshaw from Charlotte's Emergency Management Team explain how and why it is essential to make preparations, including the essentials for a "Go-Bag" kit. Ruah Swennerfelt from Sustainable Charlotte introduces the "Ready Together" program, a national Transition effort to foster neighborhood emergency preparation. Pick up your playbook and copy of "Ready Together" at the library beforehand and enter to win an emergency radio, too.
    Register to join us: https://bit.ly/3jDlSBx

Wednesday, October 13
  • Girl Scout Meeting
    4:15 pm-5:30 pm

  • Save the Lake by Being BLUE
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    Lake Champlain Sea Grantpartners with BLUE, an innovative program that certifies homes,businesses, and institutions as watershed friendly.  Learn how you can take part as the crew from the Lake Champlain Sea Grant at UVM shares the details ofthis innovative program that helps us help the lake. 

    Please register in advance