Current programs and upcoming events...

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Metal Detecting, with Brad Martin of Green Mountain Metal Detecting

Saturday, June 19, 12:00-1:00pm
In-person/Outdoor event at the SWPL

Learn how metal detectors work, learn some tips and tricks, and check out a collection of cool local treasures!

You can find Green Mountain Metal Detecting on Facebook here, and on YouTube here

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Bennington County 1000 Books Before Kindergarten presents: 


Saturday, June 19 @ 3:00pm

Please use this link at the time of the event to join:

Bennington County families are invited to join us on Saturday, June 19 at 3:00pm for an exciting virtual glimpse into the creative process of author & illustrator Marty Kelley. For more Marty Kelley fun, visit

This event is funded by a Sunrise Direct Services Community Grant in cooperation with Building Bright Futures, and these Bennington County libraries: Bennington Free Library, Manchester Community Library, Martha Canfield Library, McCullough Free Library, Readsboro Community Library, Solomon Wright Public Library, and the Stamford Community Library.  For more information about signing up for 1KBB4K, please contact your local Bennington County library!

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Demystifying Death, with funeral director/embalmer Ellie DiCristofaro

Saturday, June 26 @ 1:00pm

Please use this link to register:

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer, Ellie DiCristofaro, will be joining us for this virtual event to answer your questions about the funeral planning process and what happens to our bodies when we die.  

This event is generously co-sponsored by the Richmond Free Library (Richmond, VT), the Highgate Library and Community Center (Highgate Center, VT), and the Hartland Public Library (Hartland, VT)


Take & Make Kid Craft Kits

Available through curbside pickup

Looking for a boredom buster?  Kid Craft Kits will be available for pickup from our curbside pickup cart (M:12-4, W:12-8, F:12-4, Sat:10-12).  New kits will be available on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.

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Coffee with Bob

Second Saturday of each month, 10am-12pm

Join Pownal Selectboard member Bob Jarvis for coffee and conversation on the second Saturday of each month between 10:00-12:00.  You bring your questions and concerns, we'll provide the coffee and tea.


Bennington County

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Read It and Reap!

The Solomon Wright Public Library is excited to join the Bennington County 1000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative!  

1KBB4K is so simple!  Just sign up at your local library, keep track of the books you read with your child, and earn free books when you reach big milestones.  All the books you read with your child, no matter where they come from, will count toward your reading goals, but if you'd like to borrow a special 1KBB4K backpack full of great books, let us know!

Contact us for more information.

Register online

Packing Cans

Pownal Food Pantry donations

Making a Difference

The Solomon Wright Library is now collecting donations for the Pownal Food Pantry. Please bring donations of non-perishable food items to the collection bin located next to our front door.

If you prefer to donate money, checks made out to the Pownal Food Pantry can be dropped in our secure book return!