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 currently are NOT accepting donations***

When we are open to donations again, we will 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

Richard Pritsky - Assistant Director; I.T.

Jane Racer - Adult Services Librarian

 Kristen Chutter-Cressy - Substitute Librarian

Judy Curtis - Circulation Supervisor; 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

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