Roxbury Candidate Meet & Greet

March 5th at 7:00 in the Community Center

We have invited all the candidates for the 2023 Roxbury public office election to an informal event on the 5th, starting at 7:00. Please join us at the community center to have a chance to talk with those candidates. No rsvp required.

CVCOA Online Safety Presentation

How to Protect Yourself and Data Online

February 7th from 1:00 – 2:15 at the RFL

Expert staff from the Central Vermont Council on Aging will join us today to help us discover tips for staying safe online, like safe browsing and how to recognize online scams. This presentation will cover the ins and outs of how to protect your personal information online. We’ll cover tips for staying safe in cyberspace, like safe browsing, how to recognize insecure websites, and when it’s safe- or not- to share your personal information online. . Notes about the event: Free In-person Bring your own device, or use one of ours. No RSVP required

Planetarium Dome coming to Roxbury

Planetarium Dome coming to Roxbury

February 11th with shows at 1:00 and 2:15

The RFL will be hosting an exciting treat this February. Star guide Carrie Cruz will be coming to Roxbury with her mobile planetarium dome and putting on multiple celestial shows for the community. Please note, RSVP is required so we can ensure we have adequate space and evenly dispersed audiences for each show. Please contact the RFL to RSVP and identify which of the shows will be best suited for the age of your attendees. The dome will be setup in the Roxbury Town Hall. Please reach out with questions or RSVPs to or 485-6860

Event Flyer

RFL Tennis Program

The camp staff have given us permission to get RFL users onto their courts now that the summer camp season has concluded. We’re sorry it will be short this year, but we hope some of you will still be interested in taking advantage of the program while the nets remain up. A couple of notes on this abbreviated offering. First, the benefit of waiting this long is that the only courts available to us for use are the best ones in the camp! (the red clay courts at the north end of camp) Also, since we’re not sure when the nets will come down and what the weather will be like between now and then, we are happy to accept a donation amount you feel is appropriate for your expected use of the courts. An enrollment form is linked below for your use if you are interested in participating this fall. The form has the expectations for parking, court usage etc… We hope this opportunity will still work for some of you and wish you plenty of fun in your evening games. Please be in touch with any questions, RFL Staff

RFL Tennis Program Enrollment Form

2022 RFL Fundraiser Raffle [CONCLUDED]

The RFL Board of Trustees has organized another fantastic fundraiser raffle for you to bid upon. Winners will be drawn at the end of the book sale on July 3rd at at the community center. Winners do not need to be present to win their prize. Any questions, please contact the RFL.

Tickets are $5 each, or 5 tickets for $20

Prizes with Winners are:

  • Golf Package (nine holes of golf at the Northfield Country Club for two players, includes a cart rental and two boxes of golf balls (winner: Ken Goslant)
  • Tea lover’s Selection and Tea strainer from Sweet Fern Gardens (winner: Nick Laskovski)
  • $100 worth of assorted cuts of beef from Flint Brook Farm (winner: Sean Carney)
  • $100 gift certificate to Frazier’s Greenhouse (winner: Carol Stevens)
  • $100 gift certificate to Bear Pond Books (winner: Cassie Morse)
  • $100 gift certificate to Katie’s Jewels (winner: Carol Stack)

Tickets are available at:

  • Roxbury Free Library during business hours
  • Roxbury Country Store
  • Northfield Farmers’ Market
  • RFL Book Sale on July 3rd

COVID-19 & the RFL

The last few months have been confusing for our community as we grapple with the rapidly changing demands the spread of coronavirus and national civil unrest has brought to us.  It is no different at the library.  Throughout this time we have been preparing for the time to get the public back inside the building.  We are excited to announce the reopening of the RFL building to the public following the RFL COVID-19_Response_Plan (link above).  Please know that the decision was not taken lightly and that the safety of our patrons, staff, community, and the collection itself were forefront in our mind throughout the decision making process. 

As we hear about spikes in infections around the country I know this announcement may surprise some of you, we understand.  Please know that we are implementing a phased reopening that will safely meet all the safety requirements outlined in Vermont.  Please stay in touch with us and let us know what is working for you and how we can improve the model outlined in the RFL COVID-19_Response_Plan.  Your input will be invaluable as we navigate this situation we all find ourselves in.   


Free lending library – We will be setting up a free lending library on the porch of the library (when weather allows) for people to select books from without checking them out.  Feel free to pick one up at your convenience!  

Book returns – We welcome patrons to return books through the book return box if you are healthy and able.  All materials are quarantined for 7 days before being checked back into the circulation system.

Wifi – Wifi will stay on and patrons can use our wifi from outside the building 24/7 (no password required).   Have you noticed the “Roxbury Hot Spot” network in town?  That’s us, we just haven’t merged the names of the old and newly expanded networks yet. 

Downloadable Materials – If you have already set up an account through the Roxbury Free Library with the Listen Up Vermont (LUV), you can check out ebooks and audio books through  If you haven’t, please contact us and we will help you get setup.  You can also get free ebooks at 

Universal Class – More than 500 online classes available for free with your library account

Vermont Online Library – Fantastic databases on a wide-spectrum of topics

Learning Express – A powerful online platform to help prep for professional exams, job advancement, and more


Our COVID-19 post here contains our most up to date information about operations at the RFL during the closure.   Please call or email, we are here for you. 

Be well, stay entertained and informed.

In earnest,
RFL Staff

The following links provide helpful information and resources regarding COVID-19:

● Vermont Department of Health Resources
● What you need to know-COVID-19
● COVID-19 Travel Resource
● Handwashing 101 Resource


Seeking Candidates for Assistant Library Director Position

The Roxbury Free Library seeks qualified and dynamic candidates to fill a vacant Assistant Library Director position.  The position is available beginning November 1st 2019.

Position Title – Assistant Library Director

Position Statement – Responsible for managing operations of the library

Responsible to – Library Director

Responsible for – Volunteer staff

Hours of work – 8 hours per week for 52 weeks

Responsibilities – The Assistant Director Position duties include, but are not limited to, managing the library collection, assisting patrons at the circulation desk, facilitating library events, and helping with library maintenance.

Requirements – Minimum requirements for the position include a high school education and ideally experience working in library service settings.  Starting pay will be commensurate with experience.

If you wish to apply for this position please email a cover letter, resume, and list of references to the Roxbury Free Library ( by 5:00 Wed. October 30th.

Any questions about this position should be directed to Ryan Zajac at the Roxbury Free Library ( or 802-485-6860).

Seeking Candidates for Library Substitute Position

The Roxbury Free Library seeks a qualified candidate for the Library Substitute Position.

Qualifications: At least 18 years of age. High school degree required. Basic computer skills. Excellent customer service skills.

The Library Substitute will be responsible for providing basic library service without assistance from other library staff after adequate training. Job duties include completing basic circulation tasks, providing patrons with support and guidance with computer resources, offering reader advisory, providing basic help with reference questions, a willingness and ability to promote RFL services, and giving attention to the library’s physical needs while on shift . The substitute needs to be able to implement RFL policy and procedure in the absence of other library staff – especially the patron confidentiality policies. The substitute is expected to provide a welcoming environment through their interactions with patrons either in person or digitally.

Position description:

· 3 hours per month with more hours possible.

· Minimum wage starting pay

· Annual contract

To Apply:
Send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for two professional references to the Roxbury Free Library director at PO Box 95, Roxbury VT 05669 or
Deadline to apply is 4/9/2019
Direct any questions about this posting to the RFL Director (802)485-6860 or

Trunk or Treat – Oct 31 5-7pm

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat is a way for communities like Roxbury, where homes are far apart to allow local kids to trick or treat, see each other’s costumes and play games in a safe environment without a long walk or car ride. Everyone will meet at Roxbury Village School, decorate their cars and come in costume. There will be a costume parade and games. Please bring a non-perishable food item as admission to support the Roxbury Food Shelf and register with the RFL prior to the event! Contact the RFL or message us for more info! Please share this with your Roxbury friends!