Come and Visit

Welcome to the Martha Canfield Library

From board books for toddlers to large print books for seniors, from the latest best sellers to the classics, from fiction to non-fiction, from study tables to computers and video-conferencing available by appointment, from audio books to movies, from games to puzzles, from a community meeting room to an art gallery, from programs of current interest to a historical reference collection — it’s all here, it’s all free.  Come and enjoy!

The Martha Canfield Library

528 East Arlington Road
Arlington, VT 05250
802.375.6153

Tuesday — 9:00AM – 8:00PM
Wednesday — 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Thursday — 9:00AM – 8:00PM
Friday — 2:00PM – 6:00PM
Saturday — 10:00AM – 3:00PM

Russell Collection

Open 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Tuesdays or by appointment

When You Get Here

Get Your Library Card

Library cards are free and available to everyone.  Parents, or guardians, must sign the application for children under the age of 16. You must bring with you some type of address verification such as a drivers license, printed checks, lease, utility bill, etc.

Download the application here (PDF). Bring the completed application along with your address verification to the front desk to get your library card. If you have any questions, please call us at 802-375-6153.

Coming Events

Puzzle Exchange

Puzzle Exchange

April 20, 2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Martha Canfield Library

If you need some new puzzles to while away April showers, stop in at our puzzle exchange. Bring any puzzles you have finished and pick some new and different ones. We have puzzles from 300 pieces up to 2000 pieces, and a few children’s p...

Library Book Group

Library Book Group

April 25, 2024 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Martha Canfield Library

The April selection for our book group is “Horse”, by Geraldine Brooks. Inspired by the true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred Lexington, this is a novel of art and science, love and obsession, and our unfinished reckoning with...

Latest News

The Annual Holiday Craft Show

It’s the annual Holiday Craft Show time! Come down to the library during regular hours and check out all the beautiful handmade items for sale in our Gallery. Support local crafters as well as the library as you find unique gifts for everyone on your holiday lists. Please call or email the library at 802-375-6153 or martha_canfield_lib@hotmail.com with any questions.

Just For Kids

This book was the 2011 winner of the Red Clover Award, which is given by kids voting for their favorite book.

This book is very funny. It is about two boys who are friends. They have done everything they can think of and so they decide to do NOTHING!

One of them has a very big imagination and so it is very hard for him to sit still and – DO NOTHING.

This book was the 2011 winner of the Red Clover Award, which is given by kids voting for their favorite book.

This book is very funny. It is about two boys who are friends. They have done everything they can think of and so they decide to do NOTHING!

One of them has a very big imagination and so it is very hard for him to sit still and – DO NOTHING.

Youth Reading Reviews

It is 1877, and 12-year-old oona crate is the Wizard’s apprentice of Dark Street. Dark street is the last of thirteen faerie roads connecting the world of man with the world of faerie. There are gates at both ends. The gate at the world of man opens onto a street in new york city once a day, for one minute at the stroke of midnight. The gate of the world of faerie remains closed.

Being the Wizard’s apprentice is an important task, but what oona longs to be is a detective. Soon enough she must become a detective and solve one of the most important cases imaginable. Her helpers are deacon, a black raven that can talk, and samuligan, the Wizard’s faerie servant.

There are lots of suspects (as there are in any good classical type mystery) and she must use logic to solve the mysteries that surround her. Dark Street is a magical place, filled with witches, an odd faerie or two and goblins.

The Wizard of Dark Street is a well plotted story that would stand up favorably against any “adult” mystery. The necessary clues are there, if you can see them; the outcome logical. And there is the magic element that makes it so much fun. It is more of a mystery than a book about magic.

Adult Book Reviews

What a smashing good spy story! This reads like an old, classic spy story – not one of those car-chasing, dynamite explosion types. Our hero, Tom Kell, has been put “out in the cold” as a scapegoat in a mission gone bad. He is bored and missing being where the action is and is quite pleased when he is approached to take on a quiet mission to find out what has happened to the newly appointed Chief, just a few short weeks before she is supposed to take over.

As with most good spy stories, you never really know until the end (and sometimes not even then) who is really what they seem to be. It’s very nice to see that some new writers (Cumming, Furst, Mark Mills) are appearing to take the place of the old masters of spy stores.