Jericho Town Library is a rural library serving the residents of Jericho and its surrounding areas for 122 years. Our mission is to provide our patrons access to quality materials and services for their educational, informational, cultural and recreational needs in a welcoming space that is respectful of all users.
A bit of history
Jericho Town Library is a municipal library, established by a vote on town meeting day March 7, 1899. Originally, the collection was situated in various private homes during the 1890’s. In 1915 with need for further space it became established in the Jericho Academy, preserving this historic structure built in 1825. In 1955 the state built a road through the green and the building was moved across the street to its present location. It serves as a vibrant community meeting place, welcoming citizens of all ages. In 2016, Jericho Town Library celebrated serving the citizens of Jericho for over 117 years.
Who we are
Gretchen Wright, Library Director
Gretchen has lived in Jericho for most of her life: she went to school here for K-12 and even worked at the Jericho Center Country Store for a few years, although she is not sure she could still make a creemee properly. For college, Gretchen fled the Vermont winters and attended Duke University in North Carolina, where she majored in English and Classical Studies and watched a lot of basketball games. She is so excited to be back in the town and community she calls home. Come by the library sometime and ask her about American Literature or the highs and lows of college basketball!
Due to capacity limits and social-distancing guidelines, we have to restrict the number of people allowed inside the library at once. Unfortunately, this means that we cannot accept offers of help from volunteers at this point in time. We are grateful, we miss you, and we cannot wait to have you back, but we just are not ready quite yet.
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