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 non-fiction, with many titles from the New York Times bestseller 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, audiobooks, and streaming entertainment. A selection of local and national newspapers and magazines are available in print for browsing including the Addison Independent, Seven Days, People, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Consumer Reports, and more.
For titles unavailable locally, interlibrary loan services quickly provide the requested materials from other public, regional, state, college, or university libraries.
We are in N’Dakinna, the homeland of the Abenaki people, who have been here since time immemorial and continue to be a thriving Indigenous culture in this region. The Bixby Library acknowledges with gratitude their generations of stewardship: past, present, and future.