About

We have a collection of approximately 9,000 books including best sellers, classics, a large children’s collection, Vermont materials, popular magazines, reference materials and passes to a variety of VT places and spaces.

We also have a variety of technological offerings including computers and 24 hour WIFI access.  We offer black and white printing, copying, faxing and scanning.

Staff:
Joy Worland, Library Director
Meredith Jacoby, Children’s Librarian
Jason Butler, Technical Service and Inter Library Loan
Anna Church, Library Assistant
Deborah Feldman, Library Assistant

 

 

Hours:

Monday & Wednesdays 10:00-6:00

Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:00-6:00

Saturday 10-2

CLOSED FRIDAYS & SUNDAYS

Contact Information:

4391 Main Street
P.O. Box 359
Waitsfield VT 05673
(802)496-4205
director@joslinmemoriallibrary.com

Passes Currently Available:  VT State Parks, VT Historic Sites,  ECHO Center, Maritime Museum

Magazines Currently Available: Real Simple, The Atlantic, The Week, O, Smithsonian, Rolling Stone, Orion, Better Homes and Garden, Rodale’s Organic Gardening, Wired, The New Yorker, Bon Apetit, Cook’s Illustrated, Vermont Life, UTNE Reader, The Economist, Eating Well, Scientific American.

History

historic-libraru-photoErected in 1913, the Joslin Memorial Library was the gift of George A. Joslin, a Waitsfield man who made his fortune in the newspaper business in the West. The building, constructed at a cost of $21,387, is still one of the finest of its kind in the state. As you enter the building between the two imposing Indiana Bedford Limestone columns, notice the starburst windows over the door and the slate hip roof decorated with dentils. The entry is polished marble. The circulation desk is a fine example of woodworking and the handsome light fixtures are original. Of particular note is the stained glass skylight called an art-glass window.