Town of Dummerston

Windham County, Vermont

Lydia Taft Pratt Library

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 for business three days each week:

  • Tuesdays from 2:30 - 7:00 PM
  • Thursdays from 10 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturdays from 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Library Board of Trustees Meetings are held the 4th Thursday of the month at 4 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.
Karen LaRue, Librarian


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 201504*)

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.

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 Ancestry.com, 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.


We offer to our community...

  • • Circulating Book, Audio Book, & DVD Collections
  • • Interlibrary Loan
  • • Thursday Morning Story Hour for Preschoolers
  • • Summer Reading Programs
  • • Home Delivery of Library Materials for Shut-ins
  • • Free WIFI
  • • Library Books available at the Congregate Lunch at the Grange, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month


Festival and book sale...

The Library's annual GERANIUM FESTIVAL and BOOK SALE is held the 3rd Saturday in May. Come Out and Support Your Public Library.


Library Board of Trustees
David Patriquin and Susan Kern, Co-Chairs
Torrey Luker, Secretary | Lori Miller, Treasurer | Barbara Clark
Lydia Taft Pratt Library    PO Box 70     West Dummerston, VT   05357.