General Information

General Information

Our Mission Statement

The Bixby Memorial Free Library, supported by Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham, provides opportunities for its five-town community to engage, discover and learn.

The Bixby’s vision is to create a valued and thriving library that sparks delight in the community.


From its earliest days in the back wing of the Chittenden Bank building, the Bixby Memorial Free Library (at that time called the City Library) has steadily increased its collection and services and now holds more than 25,000 volumes.

The general collection includes children’s, young adult, and adult fiction and nonfiction–with many titles from the New York Times best-seller lists. Additionally,  we carry audiobook CDs and DVDs for Adults and Children, as well as a huge selection of Large Print materials. We are a member of the Green Mountain Library Consortium and offer our members free downloads of eBooks and audios. A selection of local and national newspapers and magazines are available in print for browsing including: Burlington Free Press, Addison Independent, Seven Days, People magazine.

For titles unavailable locally, inter-library loan services quickly provide the requested materials from other public, regional, state, college or university libraries.