The Kellogg-Hubbard Library was established in 1896 to provide books, materials and access to information free of charge and to promote and stimulate knowledge, culture and reading for pleasure for all adults and children. It is a resource that encourages life-long learning, is a catalyst for the free exchange of ideas and promotes literacy among all people. The Kellogg-Hubbard Library carries on important educational outreach, providing materials for daycares, home-schoolers and summer reading programs. The Kellogg-Hubbard Library is Montpelier’s cultural center providing art exhibits, film discussions, music programs, an annual month-long celebration of poetry, and many humanities programs. About 800 people come to the library each day. Many more patrons access our databases and research information online anytime of the day or night.
Here's just a sampling of the great events and programs that we offer:
PoemCity is Montpelier's month-long celebration of National Poetry Month, taking place in the month of April. We feature a downtown text display and a full schedule of programming that includes readings, workshops, lectures, and other presentations featuring Vermont poets.
This eclectic lecture series from the Vermont Humanities Council offers talks in nine towns on the first Wednesday of the month, October through May. Topics are varied, timely, timeless, thought-provoking, and fun. The Kellogg-Hubbard Library was the first library to host First Wednesdays.
The Cabin Fever Spelling Bee
The Cabin Fever Spelling Bee features teams of local authors and readers in an evening of fun and excitement as they compete in a spelling bee. This event raises money for the library and provides a welcomed respite from cabin fever.