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.
- Sunday: Closed
- Monday: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
- Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday: 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Friday: 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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:
- Moldy, musty, or otherwise damaged items
- Readers Digest Condensed Books
- Old Encyclopedias
- Paperbacks without covers
- VHS tapes
- Cassette tapes
- Magazines, without prior approval
Susan Barden - Director
Richard Pritsky - Assistant Director; I.T.
Jane Racer - Adult Services Librarian
Sara Armstrong Donegan - Youth Services Librarian; Community Room Coordinator
Kristen Chutter-Cressy - Substitute Librarian
Judy Curtis - Circulation Supervisor; Children's Programs Assistant; Materials Processing
Elizabeth Ross - Library Clerk
Sage Coates-Farley - Student Clerk; Interlibrary Loan
Betsi Oliver - Substitute Library Clerk
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.