The Pawlet Public Library has been in continuous operation since 1903. It was housed in a small room in the Pawlet Town Office building until 2002 when the library was moved to the historic former grammar school building, which was renovated for this purpose. Since then the library has expanded, making full use of the building’s 2,800 square feet of space. It now boasts over 10,000 items in its collection (books, audio books, DVDs) for adults and children and participates in inter-library loan. It also provides wireless high-speed internet access and online services to download additional eBooks and audio books.
Animal Tracks Scavenger Hunt
For the month of March, the Pawlet Public Library offers an Animal Tracking Scavenger Hunt for children and families. Spot these wild animal tracks while there is still snow on the ground! Check out for free the library’s snow shoes to help you navigate the fields and woods and see our display of wild animal books. If you cannot find all the animal tracks on the sheet, you can substitute with ones you can find. Return your completed scavenger hunt sheets to the library at 141 School Street, Pawlet, on a Tuesday or Thursday and receive a prize!
Winter Bird Scavenger Hunt
The Pawlet Library offers a February scavenger hunt for children! Become a backyard birder by finding these fourteen winter birds. Return your flyer to the library for a prize! Take all the time you need. When you come to the library, be sure to check out a bird book or two from our display so you can learn more about birds and continue birding! The library building is open for browsing on Tuesdays, 11am-6pm, and Thursdays, 10am-5pm.
Phase II Re-opening
Beginning on Tuesday, August 11, the Pawlet Public Library reopened the library building to foot traffic two days per week with patron limits. Curbside pickup of library materials, including Inter Library Loan requests, will continue. Patrons continue to call or e-mail the library staff with requests for curbside service. For more details please read the Re-opening Plan approved by the Board of Trustees.
Free Online Content
The following free services are available to all Pawlet Public Library card holders. Follow the links below to access online content. Please contact the Library for account numbers or passwords.
Vision: The Pawlet Public Library is an essential player in sustaining and celebrating a vibrant, revitalized and resilient community.Mission: The Pawlet Public Library’s mission is to provide a leadership role in unifying the community through shared resources and meaningful experiences for all generations.