The library is open for community groups to use as a meeting place, without charge, provided your meeting is free and open to the public. Arrangements are made with the librarian regarding a key for access.
Following are the rules for library use:
Access our Online Catalog
Download Audiobooks and E-books at no charge from your home computer or bring your device to the library for help using the Listen Up Vermont! service.
Did you know? If we don't have a book you want, the odds are very good that we can get it for you within days. Interlibrary loans make it possible for small libraries such as ours to serve our communities even though we have limited space and funds for books. There is a cost to both the lending library and the borrowing library (about $3 postage each way), so a donation in the "Book Borrowing Fund" donation box at the front desk is welcome, but the service is free. And we encourage you to ask for what you want!! If you borrow locally, you're more likely to meet neighbors and learn about fun and interesting things happening here in your own town. And it educates us about what books to buy in the future, so we can provide our diverse community with what they're looking for.
The ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center in Burlington has extended its discount program for library patrons: come pick up our discount card for a 62% break on the cost of admission through September 15th.
The Cutler Library is delighted to receive assistance from the University of Vermont Master Gardener Program in order to resurrect the library's historic gardens. The gardens extend around the entire building and thus have garden exposures ranging from full sun to deep shade. Due to these multiple exposures, opportunities to learn several different garden capabilities are available. The grounds boast some old and significant shrubs on which to teach pruning techniques and also has space to compost garden waste. Plainfield's strong family-oriented community provides work assistance while enjoying educational opportunities.
In addition to Master Gardeners Claudia Clark and Laura Zeisel, who spearhead the project, a number of volunteers lend time and also learn techniques along the way. All are welcome.
First Year Plan, 2008:
Identify the plants and conditions in each of the library garden areas. Conduct routine weeding and pruning and identify any invasive plants that might be present. Work with librarian to design a long-term calendar of reading and writing programs that appeal to various age groups interested in gardening. Generate community involvement during the historical research, i.e. what grew in the gardens during its early years. Develop a long-term "planting" plan. Develop and encourage community involvement and volunteer educational work days.
The Plainfield Historical Society's mission is to collect, preserve, share and create materials that establish or illustrate the history of Plainfield, Vermont. The Society also works with town officials, with the state historical society, with teachers and students at Twinfield, and with individuals in carrying out this mission. It is a volunteer, nonprofit association made up of dues-paying members who make the decisions and carry out the work of the organization.