Inside the Library

Ever since our Library re-opened in the space it now occupies in the new Town Office building in 2009, we have received many compliments on the arrangement and collection.

If you haven't visited yet, please come by, discover our collection, meet our Directory/Librarian and become a patron.

Our Collection

Our Library strives to develop and maintain a well-balanced collection of both current and permanent value. Books and other Library resources such as periodicals, newspapers, pamphlets, audio and video recordings, and computer software are provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the Library serves. Materials will not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation.

In the selection of books and materials our Librarian keeps in mind any special interests within the community, especially local history, and will attempt to keep as broad a selection as possible on these subjects. The Librarian continually evaluates the Library’s resources and holdings and attempts to provide materials on a wide range of subjects in order to maintain a well balanced collection for children, young adults, adults, and those with special needs. A special effort is made to include materials dealing with Vermont and material by Vermont authors.

The Library attempts to include within the collection materials presenting several points of view on current and historical issues with no exclusion due to the race or nationality or the social, political, or religious views of the author. It is understood that the Librarian, Board of Trustees, and Library staff need not endorse every idea or presentation contained in the materials that the Library makes available.

Librarian's desk & book return

Comfortable reading area near the Vermont Collection.

Teens: Our special section for teens features comfortable seating

Children's secton: fiction & non-fiction, Easy Reader, and picture books and board books

Teens: Our special section for teens features comfortable seating

New items in our collection

In keeping with its mission and goals, the New Haven Community Library provides the community with access to the Internet.

Read more: Public Access to the Internet.