Copies of Caroline’s books are available at the library for checkout. You can also purchase a copy of her book by visiting her website at

To register or the program and receive the Zoom link, please message the library at

Join us virtually on Wednesday, August 18th at 6:30 pm for a live author talk with Caroline Ailanthus. Caroline will be discussing her latest novel Ecological Memory—a story set 20 years after a global pandemic. Ecological memory is part scientific detective story, part post-apocalyptic travelogue. This timely novel is hopeful exploration about what happens after you lose everything. 

Our evening discussion will focus on exploring Caroline’s book including the process of creating a fictional pandemic versus living through a real one as well as how the science of ecology can be a source of perspective and hope in the face of loss.

SERVICE UPDATE: Masking is required inside Library

Due to the influx of COVID-19 cases, masks are now required at the library, regardless of vaccination status. We ask that you help us protect vulnerable populations, including our young patrons at this time. Thank you for helping keep our library a welcoming space for everyone!

Summer Hours:

Tuesday 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Wednesday 1:00-7:00 p.m.
Thursday 1:00-7:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Find us!

78 North Street, Suite 2
New Haven, VT 05472
(in the Town Office building)

Phone: 802-453-4015

Park Passes are back!

New Haven Community Library will have 2021 Vermont State Park Passes & State Historic Site Passes available for check out!

Beginning the week of May 23rd, New Haven Library will have park passes and a state historic site pass available for patrons. Passes are good for family day-use entry (up to eight people in one vehicle). Patrons can check out passes for a 3-day loan period.
Passes are not renewable.

Please call the Library to check for availability. Make sure to check the State websites for
Parks and Historic Sites to verify any closures. Most Vermont State Parks begin offering day-use on Memorial Day weekend!

Libraries are so much more than books these days! NHCL patrons have access to many terrific online resources:

ListenUp! Vermont: Downloadable Audio & eBooks from Green Mountain Consortium's Overdrive

Kanopy film streaming for NHCL patrons

Vermont Online Library

Universal Class

At the Library:

  • Back in-person: NHCL Trustees meeting: 1st Thursday, 6:30 pm (except July) - Next meeting date, August 5th. The Public is always welcome to attend!

(Please check our calendar for details and call our Library to confirm exact dates/times of all events.)

Volunteers welcome!

Our Library loves new volunteers as there are always many little things that need to be done around the Library. Please contact the library if you have an hour or two a week to contribute!

What's happening in our library? Find photos and announcements of our latest activities on our Facebook page.