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The mission of the Wilder Memorial Library is to provide the greater Weston Community with access to the educational, cultural, recreational and research benefits of a free public library.

- Wilder Memorial Library

Library Trustees

Randall Szott (Library Director) 

Deborah Granquist  (Chair of the Board)

Malcolm Hamblett (Treasurer)

Donna Bonang

Kiernan McKenna

Carrie Chalmers

Linda Saarnijoki

Joanne Prouty


Wilder Memorial Library

Hours & Contact Info


24 Lawrence Hill Road

Weston, VT 05161

(802) 824-4307

Winter Hours: 

Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm

Wednesday 10 am - 4 pm

Thursday 10 am - 2 pm

Friday & Saturday 10 am - 2 pm 

Wilder Memorial Library

The Wilder Memorial Library is the public library located in the historic village of Weston, Vermont. Below is an excerpt of its history from various historical documents.

The Library building was once the home of Judge John Wilder who lived there in 1827. He kept the post office in the building and was Postmaster from 1830 until 1851. John Wilder was also State Representative in 1828, a Selectman of Weston (1834-37) and a State Senator (1858-59).

In 1907 the building was purchased by the descendants of John Wilder and after proper renovation was deeded to the Town of Weston in 1909 (for a cost of $1 ).

The interior paneling was done by Harry Lawrence, Sr. who later married Mabel French. Lawrence lived in Ludlow at the time of the Library renovation where he had a cabinet maker’s shop. While working in Weston, he lived at a Weston boarding house operated by the Mother of Harry Simonds. Mabel French worked at the Boarding House and we can assume that Harry Lawrence started courting her at that time. Nancy Jane French, the aunt of Lena French Mansur was the first librarian. Mabel French followed her as librarian until 1916 when she married Harry Lawrence.

The Wilder Memorial Library officially opened its doors on July 28, 1909.

History of Library Building as told by Librarian, Lena Mansur in 1982

Taken from Wilder Memorial Library Website