Mission Statement

The library offers people of all ages the equal opportunity to read and learn in a bright, welcoming environment that serves as a community gathering place. The library collects materials of both current interest and lasting value in response to the needs and preferences of its patrons. The library provides encouragement and diverse resources to parents and caregivers to help instill a love of reading in all young children. The library supplies the reliable sources of information necessary for lifelong learning and is committed to the informed and free exchange of ideas through discussions and speaker programs.

Strategic Plan

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Library Hours



We accept most books, audio books-on-CD, music CDs, and DVDs in good condition, but only during specific times of the year and then always during library hours.


Please do not leave donations outside of the library


We request that you limit your donation to 2 boxes per day.


Donations that meet the library’s selection criteria may be added to the collection. All other acceptable donations will be used to stock the book sale held by the Friends of the Library.


Please call or email us to find out if the library is currently accepting donations.

We cannot accept the following items:

Library Staff

  • Sara Armstrong Donegan - Director; Youth Services Librarian
  • Richard Pritsky - Assistant Director; I.T.
  • Jane Racer - Adult Services Librarian; Interlibrary Loan
  • Kristen Chutter-Cressy - Substitute Librarian
  • Judy Curtis - Circulation Librarian; Children's Programs Assistant; Materials Processing
  • Jill Andersen - Adult Programs Coordinator; Community Room Coordinator
  • Chaya Thanhauser - Youth Programs Coordinator
  • Elizabeth Ross - Library Clerk
  • Sage Coates-Farley - Student Clerk; Interlibrary Loan
  • Julia Baker - Student Clerk
  • Kelly Connon - Substitute Library Clerk


Board of Trustees

  • Harmony Cism
  • Brian Dunlop
  • Marianna Holzer
  • Jim Jarvis
  • Katherine Kjelleren
  • Paul Lamberson
  • Darcelene Lewis-Wedge
  • Heather Roberts
  • Ed Sengle


The Board of Trustees meets at the library at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Exceptions to this schedule are posted in advance at the Hinesburg Post Office and the Town Clerk's Office.





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Contact Us
Carpenter-Carse Library
69 Ballards Corner, Hinesburg, VT 05461
Email: carpentercarselib@gmavt.net
Phone: 802.482.2878