Thetford Library Federation

Peabody Library

About The Library Federation

In 1972, the libraries of the villages united to form a working “federation” composed of Latham and Peabody public libraries, the Historical Society Library, the Thetford Academy Library, and the Elementary School Library. The Federation’s two public libraries have 2,156 members.

The goal of federation was to create a unified system for the whole town. Books are shared by the libraries. The five member libraries enjoy the benefits of a plan of service that encourages complementary collections and programs tailored to fit groups active in each member library. New materials are bought on a staggered schedule so fresh titles are offered when they are most in demand. Reference materials are also purchased in a staggered fashion so that current reference materials are always available somewhere in town. The public librarian carries the books between sites. This Federation of libraries is unique in Vermont.

Peabody Library

Thetford Historical Society Library
The Historical Society Library opened in 1975 with the construction of the Bicentennial Building. It contains about 3,000 volumes. It is one of the few Historical Society libraries in Vermont with its holdings on file at the State Historical Society .

Library Federation Online Catalog


Latham Library and the Thetford Historical Society



Library Federation Hours:

Latham Library
Thetford Bicentennial Building
16 Library Road
Thetford, VT  05074

Mon: 2pm– 8pm
Tue: 2pm– 5pm
Wed: 10am –5pm
Thur: 2pm– 8pm
Fri: 10am– 5pm
Sat 10am– 1pm

George Peabody Library
Tuesday:  5pm-8pm
Wednesday: 2pm – 8 PM

Thetford Elementary School Library
Mon-Fri (8am -3:15pm)

Thetford Academy Library
Mon-Fri: 7am-4pm
Computer Lab Hours
Mon-Thur 7:20 AM – 4:00 PM
Fri: 7:20 AM – 3:00 PM

Hughes Barn Museum

2274 Route 113

Thetford, VT  05074