The Friends and Trustees of the Library support a variety of programs and improvements to the library facility with funds raised at these two yearly events.
Fall Cozy Nook Craft Fair
This community event is held in the fall. Crafters and artists display their treasures on all three floors of the library, and baked goods beckon from the Circulation Desk. Proceeds benefit the Summer Reading Program.
Spring Book, Bake, & Plant Sale
The Friends and Trustees of the Essex Free Library hold their annual Book, Bake, and Plant Sale the first weekend in June each year. The sale of books, all in excellent condition, begins on Friday and continues on into Saturday. On Saturday, plants and baked goods are also sold. The plants are donated by local gardeners and have proven their ability to survive and thrive in Vermont. We happily accept donations at various times throughout the year. Please call us in advance at 802-879-0313 to see if we are currently accepting donations.