Our building is closed due to renovation, but we are open for lending!

Pickup hours
Wed and Fri: 12-6 PM
Sat: 11 AM-1 PM

To request items, use our easy Online Request form,
call us at 802.447.7121,
or email

Travel Plans? Wherever you're headed this summer, take the library with you! Ask us about free ebooks, digital audiobooks, and video streaming, all accessible with your McCullough Library account!
Book and Bake Sale JULY 23, 9 AM - 4PM. July 24, 10 AM - 4 PM. Thousands of high quality used books, DVDs and more for all ages at low prices! Rare and antiquarian books! Delicious homemade goodies! All proceeds directly fund Library programs, materials and services. We do NOT need more book donations, thanks!
Exciting renovations and much-needed repairs to the library building continue. This work includes accessible restrooms on both floors, a drinking fountain, a complete electrical rewiring, the installation of a complete HVAC system, a fire alarm system, a new back door, and repairs to the front porch. A large closet on the second floor has been redesigned to create the Laura Nowak Memorial Meeting Room, a space for small meetings and quiet study. These vital improvements have been possible thanks to generous donations, the Nowak and Cane families, a bequest from the estate of Maurice Kahn, ARPA funds from the Village of North Bennington, a Cultural Facilities Grant from the State of Vermont, The Fund for North Bennington, and the Vermont Preservation Trust. The library building will reopen to the public this summer, and our popular book pick up service will remain available until the building reopens. Keep scrolling for photos!

New paint, flooring, and additional lights were installed in the restrooms this month. Fixtures and accessories will be installed soon.

Photo of bathroom showing part of window and new dark-colored flooring

Much of the work completed this month is behind-the-scenes: inside the walls, and in the library’s basement and attic. These are two of the new HVAC wall units.

Photo showing HVAC vent and piping, as well as part of a window
Photo showing HVAC vent and piping just below ceiling

Interested in making a donation to support these efforts to make our library a more accessible, more family-friendly, safer, and generally more pleasant place to visit, work, and play? Donate securely online HERE. Checks made out to McCullough Free Library, Inc. can be mailed to the library at PO Box 339, North Bennington, VT 05257. Be sure to note that you’d like these funds directed toward the building project.

Screen shot of new catalog. Major improvements are on the way. The library's online catalog will be upgraded on June 27. Stay tuned for how to get the most out of these changes and your account.

Important updates to Libby & the library’s online catalog:

Having trouble accessing your Libby account? As of May 9th, McCullough Library members needed new login credentials to access Libby. Email Call 802.447.7121 or stop by during book pick up hours for your new credentials.
Homebound? At least 60 years of age? Live in North Bennington, Shaftsbury, or Bennington? RSVP and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers can DELIVER and RETURN your library books! Call the McCullough library at 802.447.7121 or email to get started.

Drawing from their incredible library of LGBTQ+ films, Kanopy has curated a collection for Pride Month. To view these films that cover everything from historical events to pioneers bravely taking a stand against injustice, click the image above. To get started with Kanopy, email

The digital library is open, even when the building is closed or when you’re on the road! All of the services below are available free with your McCullough Library membership!

Personalized tours of the library's catalog and digital collections. Email to schedule.
Need Wifi? Connect to the library's network anytime, even from outside the building. Enjoy!
Chromebooks to borrow! Need a device to connect? Perfect for use with the Library's free WiFi! Some restrictions apply. Stop by, call the library at 802.447.7121 or email for more information. This new feature has been generously funded by the Vermont Community Foundation.