Vermont seeking comment about Hud Programs: Each year the State of Vermont - Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Agency of Human Services and Vermont Housing and Conservation Board receives funding for HUD programs through the Consolidated Plan or Annual Plan update process which identifies priorities based on needs from the housing needs assessment, market analysis, citizen and stakeholder input.  At the end of the program year the state is required to report on the performance outcomes outlined from those plans in their Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).  They have completed the FY22 Program Year DRAFT CAPER which includes the outcomes for the following programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) Housing Trust Fund (HTF) Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG); and Community Development Block Grant CARES Act (CDBG-CV) Emergency Solutions Grant Program CARES Act (ESG-CV).   As a representative for a unit of general local government, please share the attached notice with your local residents including minorities,The state is seeking comments by September 27, 2023.


December 2020 news from Vernon Free Library

To help limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) Vernon Free Library is closed to the public until further notice. Please explore the digital resources available on our website.

Curbside Pickup Service available

Hours for Curbside Pickup: Tuesday and Thursday from 1 pm to 6 pm. Holds must be received by 3 pm on the day before pickup day. Materials will be in a paper bag labeled with your name and located on a cart on the Governor Hunt Rd side of the building. When picking up items, support social distancing and please only ONE person at a time at the cart.

Place your items on HOLD

  • Search for items through the library catalog on the library website and “Place Hold”.
  • Or email your request to
  • Or call the library at 257-0150 and leave a message with your name, phone number and items you would like.
  • You will be notified when your items are ready for pickup.


  • Items may be placed in the Library RETURN BOX on the Governor Hunt Rd side of the building.
  • Returned items will be cleaned and quarantined for 72 hours before they are available for circulation. (Please note this does not guarantee that items are free of COVID-19.)

The LIBRARY FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN is under way! THANK YOU in advance for your support of Vernon Free Library!


Helping Our Neighbors of All Ages to Have a Merry Christmas!

  • The Giving Tree starts Tuesday, December 1st and ends on Thursday, December 17th.
  • Go to the Vernon Town Office Building between 7:00 AM– 5:00 PM on weekdays, except Fridays.
  • Ring the doorbell for the Library or Town Clerk.
  • Choose a GIFT RECIPIENT from the list shown to you and take the corresponding Giving Tree Angel Ornament to have recipient and gift information.
  • Complete the Giving Tree Registration Sheet.
  • Return your wrapped gift to the Library or Town

Clerk with the GIVING TREE ANGEL ORNAMENT attached, no later than 6:00 PM on Thursday, DECEMBER 17th.

NOTE: For those who may not choose to participate because of the COVID-19 situation or other reason, we are also accepting monetary donations to fulfill various needs.



New WiFi Hot Spot

The library was selected to receive free equipment and installation of a Wi-Fi Hot Spot through the Vermont Department of Public Service.

The Wi-Fi Hot Spot boosts free the public internet signal from the library to beyond the Town Office Building to the parking lot on Fort Bridgman Rd/Rt. 142 side of the building and to the town green and gazebo.

Wi-Fi Internet signals are now available in both parking lots surrounding the Town Office Building!


When searching for books on sites like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc. the “Library Extension” box will appear. When you click on the title in the “Library Extension”, you can see if the book is available at Vernon Free Library or another library in Vermont and it will take you to Vernon Free Library catalog.

ONLINE RESOURCES available for all ages! Visit to access:

  • Vermont Online Library – reference databases, periodicals, small business information, genealogy, etc.
  • Universal Class – over 500 Online Continuing Education Courses.
  • Learning Express – a website that provides training for workplace, academic, and job hunting skills. Prepare for and take as occupation exam, like CDL, law enforcement, teaching, and more.  Work on skills for school, from elementary to college, or practice for the SAT, ACT, or GRE.  Explore potential careers, based on interest, skills, and future growth.  Get support for resumes, cover letters, and interviews, or search for jobs and internships.  Prepare for the GED, or work on math and reading for adults.

All made possible by: