Carpenter-Carse is the community library for Hinesburg and St. George. As an incorporated library, we receive the majority of our budget from the Town of Hinesburg. We depend upon the support of our community, the Library Friends, our endowment and grants to make up the rest of our operating expenses. We are governed by an elected Library Board.
We believe libraries are a space of civic grace that democratize access to information and learning. Our leading values are adaptability, care and kindness, as well as an enthusiasm for the written word. Our library supplies reliable sources of information necessary for lifelong learning and is committed to the informed and free exchange of ideas through engaging public programs. We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in access to knowledge and we seek to provide literature that reflects the diversity of human experience.