Fall/Winter Hours

Starting after Labor day The Pawlet Library will be open an hour earlier on Wednesdays and an hour later on Thursdays. All other days will be the same. Here’s what it looks like:

Sunday- CLOSED
Monday- CLOSED
Tuesday- 11-7pm
Wednesday- 11-6pm
Thursday: 10- 5pm
Friday- 2-5pm
Saturday 10-1pm

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George Bouret’s Show Reception



Show Reception

Downstairs in the library

Friday August 15th


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47th Annual Book Sale!!!

The Pawlet Public Library is hosting it’s 47th annual 2 day book Sale at Mettawee School on Saturday July 26th from 9-3pm and Sunday July 27th from 10-2pm. We have over 25,000 books plus DVDs, CDs, videos, puzzles, games, toys and a bake sale. Hope to see you all there!!!!

Junction, VT Rts 30 & 153
Pawlet, VT

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Volunteers needed!

Tuesday’s 9-11am

We are in great need for book sorting volunteers! If you are available and willing to help sort books for our annual book sale please report to The Circle of Healing on Route 30 on Tuesdays from 9-11am.

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Dreams do come true!!

Dear Patrons and volunteers,

Thank you so much for all of your support during the transition time. I know that Beth will be greatly missed. I have some big shoes to fill, but I am beyond excited to step up to the challenge. Being your new librarian/director is a dream come true for me. When I was a little girl I dreamed of having my own library. I volunteered at my local library, drew pictures of what my future library would look like and saved every single one of my books (shelved using the Dewey Decimal System) in the hopes that someday my dream would come true. Well, it has!! I feel so blessed to be a part of your community. For those of you I don’t know yet please stop in and introduce yourselves. I look forward working with all of you.

Melissa Palulis


Please take the time to check out our new Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/pawletpubliclibrary

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The following is a post I submitted to our FB page. We will do our best with Ill’s while the library board looks for a new librarian. In addition I want to say thank you to ALL who have couched, taught, mentored, and worked with me over the years! This is bittersweet but I have many new adventures headed my way.

Dear Patrons, & volunteers;
By now many have heard the news that I am leaving the library. The answer is YES I am leaving the library. I am grateful to have had the opportunity and experience to work for the “Heart of the Community.” The library has brought many great memories and has taught me valuable lessons to move on in my new venture.

Tina Mach will be here during the 2 weeks that I am gone January 18-February 2

My official last day is February 28, 2014

Again, Thank You ALL for your support.

Beth Kashner

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Two Small Libraries Make All Star List

Two of Vermont’s small town libraries have just been named to a list of the nation’s top public libraries. The Craftsbury Public Library and the Pawlet Public Library were both named to Library Journal’s 2013 All Star Libraries list.

The annual list highlights public libraries with high circulation, patron visits, program attendance, and public Internet computer usage per capita. The list further ranks libraries that make the All Star List by awarding them three, four or five stars. Craftsbury Public Library earned the highest ranking of five stars, while the Pawlet Public Library was awarded four stars.

A Nov. 1 Library Journal article by Keith Curry Lance explains how output data are collected:

Since at least 1987, public libraries have been collecting and using three per capita output measures: circulation, visits, and program attendance. Since 1989, data on public library circulation and visits has been collected by state library agencies and compiled nationally. Through 2007, this was done by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and, since then, by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Beginning in 2001, public libraries began reporting uses of electronic resources, and, in 2007, that data element evolved to become uses of public Internet computers. Finally, in 2005, libraries started to report total program attendance. These four per capita statistics comprise the output measures underlying the LJ Index of Public Library Service, on which the annual Star Library ratings are based.

Lance went on to state that, beginning this year, statistics regarding the circulation of electronic materials are also being collected. That data will likely be used to help formulate the 2014 All Star Libraries list.

Craftsbury and Pawlet were the only two libraries in Vermont to make the list. New York State had the most libraries make the list, with 37. A total of 13 states had no libraries on this year’s list.

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