Current programs and upcoming events...


The Great Vermont Dragon Egg Hunt, Round 2!!

Saturday, November 20

All Dragon Eggs have been found!! Congratulations to our three lucky hunters


Pownal Tree Lighting

Saturday November 27, 4pm

Our friends at the Pownal Historical Society will be hosting a tree lighting ceremony on Saturday November 27 on Center Street in Pownal. Festivities begin at 4:00 with cocoa and cookies, Santa will arrive at 4:30 to hand out gifts to kids on behalf of the SWPL, and the tree lighting ceremony will begin at 5pm.  All are welcome, and please remember to bring a donation for the Pownal Food Pantry!!

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Learn About Hanukkah with Rabbi Rachel Barenblat of Congregation Beth Israel


Unfortunately Rabbi Rachel will not be able to join us on November 29.  Kids who stop by the library between Nov 29 - Dec 4 will still get a Hanukkah gift to take home!!

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Take + Make Gingerbread House

Saturday, December 4 thru Saturday, December 11

Stop by the library between 12/4 and 12/11 to pick up a free Gingerbread House kit compliments of the SWPL.
(while supplies last)

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Sunrise Family Resource Center Weekly Playgroup

Mondays, 10:30-12:00

Join Sunrise Family Resource Center Parent Educator Tiffany Racicot at the SWPL every Monday morning at 10:30-12:00 for a fun, educational playgroup.  This group is geared towards children ages 0-6 years and their caregivers (siblings welcome!). Sunrise supports and promotes parent education and activities throughout the year, such as countywide playgroups and Parent Education classes. Current activities are listed on their Facebook page and website.

Sunrise Family Resource Center Facebook page


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/W/F 10-6, and 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!