Town of Dummerston

Windham County, Vermont

Lydia Taft Pratt Library

Welcome back to the Lydia Taft Pratt Library! We have reopened for in-person browsing! Stop by, we are excited to see you.

While in the library, you are still required to wear a mask, and maintain six feet of distance from other people not in your pod or household. But, you are also able to pick out your own books and dvds, and see what’s new in the library.

Also, please note the following:
  •   We have enhanced the wifi in the parking lot outside the library. The network is Dummerston Hotspot. No password is necessary
  •   Contact-free curbside service is still available to anyone who requests it
  •   Home delivery of library materials is available for homebound individuals

Dena Marger, Library Director
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Online resources offered by the Library...

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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.

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.

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

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   |