Woodbury Library Temporarily Closed

The Woodbury Community Library, like libraries around the world, is closed. Public schools in Vermont are tentatively closed until April 6. The library will likely open when the schools reopen.

Although it’s with sadness we shut our doors, we ask everyone to please stay home as much as possible. We look forward to a tremendous community celebration when the coronavirus threat passes by.

I expect to update this site with more information in the coming days. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at woodburyvermontlibrary@gmail.com.

Stay safe, everyone.

Brett Stanciu, Librarian

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Woodbury Pie Breakfast Postponed

The Woodbury Community Library has POSTPONED this year’s Woodbury Pie Breakfast — originally scheduled for Saturday, March 21 — in an effort to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.

Although made reluctantly, we’re confident this decision is the most prudent community-minded decision at this time. We were particularly concerned about potentially impacting the health of vulnerable community members, including the elderly and immune-compromised people. As the Pie Breakfast annually provides a fourth of the library’s operating budget, we expect to hold this event later in the year.

Most importantly, Woodbury Pie Breakfast is a celebration of community. We’ll host this event when widespread concerns about health have passed. As always, everyone will be invited to share a meal together.

In the meantime, the library is open. Regular hours are Mondays & Wednesdays 1-5 p.m.; Thursdays, 4-7 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. E-books and interlibrary loan books are available to all community members, at no charge. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Our very best wishes for a rapid and healthy spring.

Brett Stanciu, Librarian


Woodbury Library Trustees: Brandy Smith, chair, Ginger Etkind, Jack Travelstead, Cindy Gordon, Ann Peltz, Robin Durkee, and Lee Ferry


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20th Annual Woodbury Pie Breakfast!

Wow! 20 years! That’s a lot of pie — and a lot of volunteers.

This year’s Pie Breakfast is Saturday, March 21, 8:30-10:30 a.m. The breakfast features an all-you-can-eat sweet and savory breakfast, with live music from the Woodbury Broad Band, and an eclectic book sale. $4-7; all proceeds benefit the Woodbury Community Library.

The silent auction has over a 100 items — from a Woodbury granite bird bath, to a Date Night gift certificate at Highland Lodge, to oil change certificates, or a pedicure. Local artisans have also donated beautiful crafts, including pottery, ironwork, and handknits.

If you’d like to donate a pie or volunteer, please email woodburyvermontlibrary@gmail.com.

Pies may be dropped off at the Woodbury Elementary School on Friday, March 20, 4:30-8 p.m.

Please come! All are welcome!

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Story Time!

Just a reminder that story time is Saturday, February 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the Woodbury Community Library. Please come!


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Sean Prentiss’ New Book

Woodbury’s own Sean Prentiss recently released a book of poetry — Crosscut — a memoir-in-poems about his experience as a rookie trail building leader in the Pacific Northwest, heading up a crew of at-risk teens.

Sean will read at the Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick on Tuesday, March 10, 7 p.m.

And — he will be at the Woodbury Community Library on Wednesday, April 29, 6:30 p.m. The evening will include photos, refreshments, and definitely laughter. It’s Sean, after all.


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Presentation on Vermont Aquifers

Join us on December 11, 2019 at 6:30 PM for a presentation by geologist Jon Kim on Vermont Aquifers and Woodbury Ground Water. Many people think that aquifers are continuous underground bodies of groundwater that are easy to find and delineate. However, a great deal of effort must go into characterizing or “mapping” aquifers to understand groundwater quantity or quality issues, which can occur in unconsolidated surficial material and/or bedrock aquifers. The purpose of this talk is to describe some of the aquifer characterization projects that the Vermont Geological Survey and partners have worked on statewide and in the general Woodbury area to understand groundwater quantity and quality issues.


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Woodbury Community Library Open House

Come join us at the Woodbury Community Library Open House on December 11th from 5:30-6:30 PM. Have some chili and chat with folks in the community, browse our books, hear what we have done this year and let us know what you would like to see at the library in the coming year. We hope to see you!


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Woodbury Community Library Holiday Hours

The library will be closed on November 27 and 28, December 23, 25, and 26 and January 1. Hope you all have a happy and safe holiday season!

acorns hanging in a tree

Photo by Harrison Haines on Pexels.com

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A Family Walk With Susan Sawyer

Woodbury’s own naturalist, artist, writer — and quite a bit more — Susan Sawyer will lead families on an outdoor educational walk Saturday, September 21, at 10:30 a.m.

Come with questions about how to incorporate outdoor education into your family life, or just to socialize and enjoy a pleasant morning. All are welcome.


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Woodbury Old Home Day

Saturday, August 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Woodbury celebrates community, with a 9 a.m. run/walk, a 10 a.m. children’s parade, a junior firefighters’ challenge 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 11 a.m. art activity at the library, a noon turtle and amphibian walk with Kiley Briggs, lunch fare, self-guided Woodbury Village Church tours, floral crown-making, big rigs, a Garden Wonders Contest, an historical display and more. All are welcome.


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