Martha Canfield LIBRARY

The Martha Canfield Library has been the cultural and literary center of Arlington since the Arlington Library Society was founded in 1803. Located for many years in the brick home of famed writer Dorothy Canfield Fisher’s aunt Martha, the library is now housed in a modern building adjacent to the elementary and high school campuses.


Library programming includes a robust schedule of youth programs, lectures, art and yoga classes, as well as fine art exhibitions in The Canfield Gallery, a community art gallery that presents works for sale by local artists. The library is also the home of The Russell Collection, one of Vermont’s most extensive archives of books, records, maps, photographs, and other documents chronicling the history of Vermont. More information can be found at