OFL is making space!

We need your help to make this remodeling project happen. Every donation will be matched 2 to 1 by George and Jill Helmer and Hamilton and Lalia Helmer.  Read the letter below from the Orwell Library Friends to learn more about the project.

Fill out this form with your donation and send it to the library at PO Box 92, Orwell VT 05760 or drop it off at your convenience.

Fundraising Letter 2018 front




Plant Sale 2018

Coming soon! A book discussion and author talk presented by the Mount Independence Coalition with a little help from OFL. Join us for one or both events. Copies of both books are available at OFL.
Read more about the event and author on the photo flyer.WRSterneFlyer1 - SJZ edits(1).jpg

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Story-time-imageEvery Friday, 10:30am

Join us for stories, songs and movement to encourage a love of reading and early literacy skills.




Sometimes the weather is not ideal for travel in the winter season.

Check our website, Facebook page or call the library on days likes these to confirm we are open.




Take a class.  Free!


Dog training, arts & crafts, photography, writing improvement, medical billing, computer programming, writing for children, science topics, Algebra,

homeschooling strategies and test

preparation are just a few examples of over 500 class options available.

Universal Class is brought to us by the Vermont Department of Libraries.  Need to sign up for the first time?  Click here.  Call the library for your barcode and add V6SE after the 2.  Ex. 200000879 becomes 2V6SE00000879

Use the link below to sign in if you’re already a UC user.

Interested in volunteering?

We only have two part time paid staff so we rely on volunteers to handle a host of other tasks that must be done to keep the Library open and functioning smoothly.

Current Need: Crafts for kids!  We would like to start a Saturday drop-in craft for families who stop by the library.  We need someone willing to help come up with crafts and prepare the projects.  This volunteer work can be done from home!

Volunteers get to know the community in a way few people do.  And best of all, you’ll be surrounded by books! All you need is a few hours a month (or more) to devote to library work, a pleasant manner and a willingness to help your neighbors check out a book, use the Library’s resources, or conduct research. We’ll teach you the rest.

Here are some of the jobs that volunteers do for us.

  • Assist with the Summer Reading Program

  • Staffing the Library when staff are out

  • Maintaining the shelves (reading and straightening)

  • Assisting with publicity

  • Helping with mailings

  • Repairing books, audiobooks, or DVDs

  • Shelf reading (assuring the collection is shelved properly)

  • Helping with book sales

    Stop by or call if you’d like to learn more.