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Monday/Wednesday/Friday 12 pm - 4 pm


More ways to access the Library

The Solomon Wright Public Library is committed to providing library services to our community while also doing everything we can to ensure the health and safety of our patrons, volunteers, and staff. 

For more information about our reopening plan, please see our COVID-19 Phased Reopening Policy here.


The library will be open to the public with some restrictions

We are reopening our doors to the public on Monday, September 14, 2020.  Anyone entering the building is required to wear a mask, use hand sanitizer, and practice social distancing.  No more than 10 total individuals will be allowed in the library at a time.  Loitering will be discouraged. 

Computer access will be allowed by reservation only.  Please contact the library in advance to reserve a time to use a computer.

Curbside Pickup

Order by email or phone, pickup outside the library

For patrons who do not feel comfortable visiting the library in person we will continue to offer our curbside pickup service.  Please see the instructions below for more details on how to request books.


Order by email or phone, have library materials delivered

For a limited time the Solomon Wright Public Library is offering a book delivery service.  If you are unable to visit the library in person to check out materials, we will be happy to deliver to your home.

Please follow instructions for curbside service, but let us know that you'd prefer to have your order delivered.


Curbside Pickup

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
12 pm-4 pm

To decide what you would like to check out, click here to access our online catalog.

User: Pownalvt.  No password is needed.

Let us know what you want.
Email PownalPub@gmail.com
or call 802-823-5400 (M/W/F 10-5)

Wait for confirmation

We will call or email you when your materials are ready.


Pick up your order from the book cart outside our front door. In an effort to keep everyone safe, we ask that you please practice social distancing when picking up orders.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Solomon Wright Public Library is to promote the joys and benefits of lifelong learning by providing access to information through a range of media, currently popular books and classics in an easily accessible and comfortable facility.  In keeping with the need for technical competence, the library will also strive to maintain up-to-date computers and internet access for public use.  The library will provide welcoming meeting space for local public service groups and offer a variety of opportunities for personal growth.


Libraries are a cornerstone of democracy,
where information is free and equally available to everyone. People tend to take that for granted, and they don’t realize what is at stake when that is put at risk.

Carla Hayden  (Librarian of Congress, 2016-present)


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P.O. Box 400, 97 Main Street, Pownal, VT 05261



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