Learn about the library's plan to expand and renovate!
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What will happen to the library
now that the town offices have moved?


We're staying here.

We want to preserve and restore the historic aspects of this local landmark and provide much needed additional space for books, media, and places to read, study, and learn. There are essential and urgent updates needed to make the building accessible, improve energy efficiency, and create the space that will serve our current and future community needs.
Plans for the expansion and renovation include:
  • A new elevator and street level entrance will allow library access for seniors, parents with strollers, and people with disabilities
  • Increased space for books, movies, and programs
  • A community meeting room, a teen room, and a new children's room
  • Renovated study areas
  • Energy efficient updates and two new restrooms
  • Restored historic architecture
Fundraising is currently underway. For more information contact the library at 802-763-7094 or

Upcoming Events

Exploration Station: Rabbits!
Saturday, April 9th, 10:30am

Have some fun while we learn about rabbits and their habits. Make your own rabbit creation at the craft table. Bring a young learner for this free science program designed for children in preschool through 3rd grade.
Intro to Spanish II
Starts Saturday, April 9th, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

This three-class, not-for-credit, language-learning series is taught by East Bethel resident and Venezuela native Francis Noel. Classes are free and will be held on three Saturday afternoons, from 1-3 p.m., in the library: April 9, April 23, and May 7. The class textbook is "Spanish is Fun: Lively Lessons for Beginners (4th edition)" by Heywood Wald. No registration required.
Book Club
April 4th and April 18th, 7pm

It's not too late to join the book club! The next book for discussion on April 4th will be Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence. Following that, Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 will be the final book in this book club session on April 18th. Books are available for checkout from the library.
SoRo Fiber Crafters Meeting
April 19th, 6-8pm

Newcomers always welcome!

Oil: Past, Present, and Future
Earth Day Seminar with Betty LaWhite
April 21st, 7pm

Metalsmithing and Jewelry with William Spain
evening workshop, date TBD

Above: four paintings by Katya Brown (grade 11).

In celebration of Youth Art Month, South Royalton School student art is on display in the library through April 2nd. Come and view works by:

(grade 1) Rohen Eddy, Colin Lewis, Lucy Mae Marcroft-Rikert, Jamyson Pecor, Benjamin Rhoades, Aubrey Shumway; (grade 2) Selah Cheng, Ty Couture, Ayden Downing, Abby Eisler, Emily Oliver, Miah Wood; (grade 3) Nola Baslow, Hannah Collins, Dominic Craven, Malachi French-Dyer, Norah Harwood, Connor Hurtle, Hayden Mabey, Natalie Rhoades-Irish, Brayden Russ, Avery Whitney; (grade 7) Ashleigh Brown, Kendrick Madore, Devon Osborne, Wyatt Slater; (grade 9) Chelsea McCullough, Sherenna Wright; (grade 10) Sierra Salls; (grade 11) Katya Brown, Nahia Font, Morgan Leonard, Amanda Pray; (grade 12) Mackenzie Dakin, Olivia Gauthier, Emma Rediker

“March is Youth Art Month, which emphasizes the value of art and art education for all children. Art education fosters self-expression and confidence, appreciation for the work of others, cooperation, personal responsibility, and critical thinking skills.”
– Gaylynn Huyghebaert, South Royalton School art teacher

A reception for the artists was held March 11th.

For a meaningful legacy of learning and opportunity for future generations, please consider the Royalton Memorial Library when estate planning.

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