Town of Dummerston

Windham County, Vermont

Lydia Taft Pratt Library

•   Library Reverts to Contact-free Curbside Service   •

On Saturday, November 28, the Lydia Taft Pratt Library reverted to contact-free curbside service. We expect to reopen as the weather becomes warm enough to allow us to operate with the windows open.

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Thanks for your patience and understanding in these challenging times. We love our community, and are looking forward to better times!

Dena Marger, Library Director
Phone: 802-258-9878
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Established 1914, we're conveniently located in the Dummerston Community Center, at 150 West Street, in the heart of West Dummerston village. The library is regularly open

  • Tuesdays from 2 - 6 PM
  • Wednesdays from 1 - 5 PM
  • Thursdays from 1 - 5 PM
  • Saturdays from 10AM - 1 PM

Library Board of Trustees Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:15 pm, in the library. All are welcome to attend.

Want to volunteer at the library and help with fundraising events? Consider joining FRIENDS of LYDIA, the library support group. Call the library for more information.

For the very latest updates on the Library, please visit our Facebook page.

Have any questions? Call us at (802) 258-9878, or email us at
Dena Marger, Librarian

Online resources offered by the Library...

Click here:


Enter Lydia Taft Pratt Library for the name. No password is required. Once logged in, you are able to search by author, title or subject. You may also search only for new additions by typing LTPLN, a space, the year, month, and an asterisk (for example: LTPLN 202101*)

 The library now has OverDrive via Libby!
  Step 1:   Select the eBooks/Audiobooks button and then download the Libby App to your device.
  Step 2:   Follow the instructions. You’ll need to identify your library: Lydia Taft Pratt library.
  Step 3:   Any place it asks about your "library card" it is really asking about your 14-digit library barcode. If you do not know what this is, contact the library.
  Step 4:   This should bring you to the page where you can search for and check out audiobooks or ebooks. Contact the library for more help.

The Vermont Online Library (VOL) offers a wide array of electronic information databases on a variety of topics geared to a variety of age levels, for both the novice and the expert. The information is produced by known and trusted publishers and licensed by the State of Vermont. Quick-link buttons for the databases are provided below, for your convenience.

Heritage Quest is one of the largest collections of online genealogical and local history content available. Now powered by, HeritageQuest offers access to many databases, including U.S. Federal Census data, Genealogy and local history books and directories, Revolutionary War Records, Freedman's Bank Records, U.S. Serial Set, and the impressive Periodical Source Index (PERSI) Archive (1800-2009). Contact your library for the login information.

Universal Class is an educational service providing over 500 high-quality online courses for patrons (generally high-school age and older) interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Contact your library for the login information.

Gale learning databases are quite extensive, so click on the link to get a thorough overview of their available resources. Contact your library for the login information.

Check here for news, events, special topics, photos, and all kinds of topical information. We update out Facebook page frequently, and hope that you'll find it useful in keeping up with what's happening at the Lydia Taft Pratt Library. No login required.

We are presently able to offer to our community...

  • • Recorded Books - Free downloadable audio-books and e-books for library patrons
  • • Home Delivery of Library Materials for Homebound Individuals
  • • Free WIFI outside the Community Center Building

Festival and book sale...

The Library's annual BOOK SALE has been postponed indefinitely. Please stay tuned for future developments.

Library Board of Trustees
Susan Kern  •  Jeanne Bristol  •  Phyllis Emery  •  Lyle Holiday  •  Dave Schottland
Lydia Taft Pratt Library    PO Box 70     West Dummerston, VT   05357
(802) 258-9878   |


Click here for the latest Library Trustees Meeting Agenda

Meeting Minutes:

Please consider these the unapproved minutes. Approved minutes are available at the Town Clerk's office. The archive of earlier minutes can be found right here.