The Hilltown Sustainability Library is on the quiet second floor of the Old Creamery. The Library contains a collection of books, videos, and other resources related to living locally resilient and ecologically responsible lives on our beautiful home planet. We have a great selection of farming and gardening books and back issues of farming magazines. There are field guides to local plants and animals and books on ecology, green building, solar energy, plumbing, wiring, carpentry, country living skills, raising animals, canning and preserving, childbirth, health, and much more.

There are also numerous books addressing important current issues including climate change, fossil fuel dependency, ecological values, our food choices, land preservation, and intentional communities. We have a small selection of children’s books and are looking for donations of more. Bring your cup of coffee along and sit, relax, read, read, read.

This Library is a true community effort. All books have been donated by our neighbors. We have room for at least another thousand books, so if you have relevant books on sustainability topics, we welcome your contributions.

The labor for insulating, painting, and plastering the room that houses the library was donated by local volunteers from the Hilltown Sustainability Group. Ralph Timberlake of Plainfield built our beautiful shelves and tables from wood logged on his land.

The library is open seven days a week during store hours, except for occasional closings to allow community groups to use the room as a meeting space. Ask our cashier for directions or the key if the door is locked. The library is open to everyone and operates on a self-checkout system that is explained on a sign at the checkout desk. Please come in and browse.  

Want to reserve the library for your next community meeting?

The library is available for community groups to meet at no cost, provided that the meeting is open and affirming to all members of the community. The room will comfortably fit 8 people around the table. The maximum occupancy is 15.

To check availability and reserve space, please view our events calendar and contact with your group name, event description, date, and time of your request. Recurring meeting times are permitted within reason.

If you would like to hold a private or ticketed event, please contact us to discuss the nature and details of your request.