We are currently closed for renovations.

Orwell Free Library will be closed June 16-23


Summer Reading begins next month!  Check out our program here.

Adults and kids, sign up for the Summer Read-A-Thon Challenge here!


Sign up for Mindshow Movie Studio here.

(Grades 5 and up, Tuesdays at 6pm from July 3-24)


OFL is making space!

Success!  With the help of MANY people and families in the Orwell community, we reached our goal of $5000.  Thank you.

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.

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Take a class.  Free!

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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.