Please note: The Library will be closed the week of July 15
as we prepare for our move!

Worthen Library Grand Opening July 20, 2019

We’re excited to introduce the South Hero community to its brand new destination, the Worthen Library, on Route 2. Please join us for a grand opening ceremony on Saturday, July 20, at 10AM.  In addition to the formal ribbon cutting, Opening Day festivities will include refreshments, activities for children, and tours of the new facility. The Cub Scouts will be on hand selling hot dogs. Read the full press release for more information.

South Hero Library Announces New Name

Several years ago, Dr. Ed Worthen inspired us by leaving the majority of his estate to start the funding for a new South Hero Library.  In honor of Ed and in recognition that our community is supported by the big-heartedness of individuals, the Library Board of Trustees has named the new facility the Worthen Library.   Read more here!

The Worthen Society Celebrates Generosity

make-donationThe Worthen Society has been established to recognize those who have made a financial commitment to ensure that future generations of Champlain Islanders will have a robust library. Local taxpayer dollars only cover current operating expenses. Your private donations are needed to create an endowment to support your new building and additional services, to perpetuate a truly great public library.

If you’re thinking about donating to the Endowment Fund, don’t hold off – your help is needed!  Please visit the Library Foundation’s page to find out how you can make a difference in our fundraising effort.

Curious About the New Building?

We invite you to learn more about the journey that led us to our new library on our separate website about the project. Many thanks to everyone who has donated time, money, ideas and expertise during the past several years, to make the Worthen Library a reality.

About the Library

The Worthen Library provides a central spot and a rich resource for our Island community to gather and grow. Come explore our diverse collection of  books, magazines, DVDs, audiobooks, museum and park passes and more!

Library Programming

The Library also hosts a wide variety of weekly events, offering community members of all ages regular opportunities to expand their knowledge and exercise their creativity. Learn about upcoming events for children and adults. We hope you’ll join us!