Vermont Reads Haroun

Take part in Vermont Reads — our Statewide, One-Book Community Reading Program. In 2014, 115 communities read Wonder by R. J. Palacio.

Communities Wanted! Take part in Reading Frederick Douglass.

We are looking for communities to take part in communal reads of Frederick Douglass’s famous and fiery 1952 speech. Learn more.

Veterans Book Groups

New Program: Veterans Book Groups:  Learn more here.

Why Do Stories Matter?

Fall Conference, November 13–14, 2015

Dudley Davis Center, University of Vermont

Learn more.

Because Ideas Matter

“I’ve learned the importance of reading to your children, because it’s something I never had. It was pleasing to know that it’s not too late for me to read to my children.”

- participant, Never Too Early, Northeast Regional Correctional Facility, St. Johnsbury

“Thank you so much for the piece on Emilie Todd Helm — once again bringing to life the struggle and anguish of human conflict. Thank you, VHC. Please continue my education.”

– Jeff King, Civil War Book of Days subscriber, Stowe

“First Wednesdays is a great addition to everyday life. The variety is a treat, gets us out of our ruts, and gets the old brains working!”

– Natalie Peters, attendee, First Wednesdays, Isley Public Library, Middlebury

“What an incredible gift — this conference and its brilliant, informed, and superb speakers. Thank you, VHC!”

– attendee, Music and the Human Experience fall conference