Vermont Bennington County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Bennington County, Vermont. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Vermont Bennington County.

1. Library System BENNINGTON FREE
101 Silver ST., Bennington, VT 05201
Phone Number: (802) 442-9051 Bennington 78,601 84,864

2. Central Library BENNINGTON FREE
101 Silver ST., Bennington, VT 05201
Phone Number: (802) 442-9051 Bennington N/A N/A

3. Central Library DORSET VILLAGE PUBLIC
Route 30, Dorset, VT 05251
Phone Number: (802) 867-5774 Bennington N/A N/A

4. Library System DORSET VILLAGE PUBLIC
RTE. 30, Dorset, VT 05251
Phone Number: (802) 867-5774 Bennington 25,791 23,400

5. Library System J. G. MCCULLOUGH FREE
2 Main ST., North Bennington, VT 05257
Phone Number: (802) 447-7121 Bennington 18,381 N/A

6. Central Library JOHN G. MCCULLOUGH FREE
2 Main ST., North Bennington, VT 05257
Phone Number: (802) 447-7121 Bennington N/A N/A

7. Central Library MARK SKINNER
48 West RD., Manchester, VT 05254
Phone Number: (802) 362-2607 Bennington N/A N/A

8. Library System MARK SKINNER
48 West RD., Manchester, VT 05254
Phone Number: (802) 362-2607 Bennington 39,913 30,680

9. Library System MARTHA CANFIELD MEMORIAL
528 E. Arlington RD., Arlington, VT 05250
Phone Number: (802) 375-6153 Bennington 19,059 14,612

10. Central Library MARTHA CANFIELD MEMORIAL FREE
528 E. Arlington RD., Arlington, VT 05250
Phone Number: (802) 375-6153 Bennington N/A N/A

11. Central Library R.K. KITTAY PUBLIC
2827 RTE. 153, West Rupert, VT 05776
Phone Number: (802) 394-7864 Bennington N/A N/A

12. Library System R.K. KITTAY PUBLIC
2827 RTE. 153, W. Rupert, VT 05776
Phone Number: (802) 394-7864 Bennington 3,142 2,600

13. Library System READSBORO COMMUNITY
301 Phelps LA., Readsboro, VT 05350
Phone Number: (802) 423-5460 Bennington 3,686 2,860

14. Central Library READSBORO COMMUNITY
301 Phelps RD., Readsboro, VT 05350
Phone Number: (802) 423-7786 Bennington N/A N/A

15. Central Library SOLOMON WRIGHT PUBLIC
97 Main ST., Pownal, VT 05261
Phone Number: (802) 823-5400 Bennington N/A N/A

16. Library System SOLOMON WRIGHT PUBLIC
97 Main ST., Pownal, VT 05261
Phone Number: (802) 823-5400 Bennington 4,525 2,610

17. Library System STAMFORD COMMUNITY
986 Main RD., Stamford, VT 05352
Phone Number: (802) 694-1379 Bennington 11,356 10,000

18. Central Library STAMFORD COMMUNITY
986 Main RD., Stamford, VT 05352
Phone Number: (802) 694-1379 Bennington N/A N/A

19. Central Library WINHALL MEMORIAL
RTE. 30 & Lower Taylor Hill RD., Bondville, VT 05340
Phone Number: (802) 297-9741 Bennington N/A N/A

20. Library System WINHALL MEMORIAL
2 Lower Taylor Hill RD., Bondville, VT 05340
Phone Number: (802) 297-9741 Bennington 1,250 1,820

Overview of Bennington County, Vermont

Bennington County is a county in the state of Vermont. As of 2000, the population is 36,994. Its county seats (known as shire towns) are Bennington & Manchester.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,755 km² (678 mi²). 1,752 km² (676 mi²) of it is land and 4 km² (1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.21% water.

Adjacent counties

  • Rutland County, Vermont- north
  • Windsor County, Vermont- northeast
  • Windham County, Vermont- east
  • Franklin County, Massachusetts- southeast
  • Berkshire County, Massachusetts- southwest
  • Rensselaer County, New York- southwest
  • Washington County, New York- northwest

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 36,994 people, 14,846 households, and 9,917 families residing in the county. The population density is 21/km² (55/mi²). There are 19,403 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (29/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.75% White, 0.42% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 0.93% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 14,846 households out of which 30.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.10% are married couples living together, 10.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.20% are non-families. 26.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.41 and the average family size is 2.91.

In the county, the population is spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 25.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 92.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $39,926, and the median income for a family is $46,565. Males have a median income of $31,982 versus $23,632 for females. The per capita income for the county is $21,193. 10.00% of the population and 7.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.40% of those under the age of 18 and 7.90% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities, towns, and villages*

  • Arlington
  • Bennington
    • North Bennington (a village of Bennington)
    • Old Bennington (a village of Bennington)
  • Dorset
  • Glastenbury
  • Landgrove
  • Manchester
    • Manchester Village (a village of Manchester)
  • Peru
  • Pownal
  • Readsboro
  • Rupert
  • Sandgate
  • Searsburg
  • Shaftsbury
    • South Shaftsbury (a village of Shaftsbury)
  • Stamford
  • Sunderland
  • Winhall
  • Woodford