MUHS & Ilsley January Contest

The MUHS Learning Center and Ilsley Public Library are teaming up for an exciting scavenger-hunt style contest for students in grades 9-12! READ MORE

MUHS & Ilsley January Contest

First Wednesdays Talk

History of Herbal Medicine in America
Wednesday, January 7 at 7 p.m.

Expert herbalist Rosemary Gladstar will examine the early history of herbalism in America and how herbs play a role in health care today. READ MORE


Otter Creek Audubon Society Cabin Fever Lecture

The Buzz on Bumblebees
Thursday, January 8  at 7 p.m.

Sara Zahendra from the Vermont Center for Ecostudies will explain the plight of these important pollinators. Sponsored by the Otter Creek Audubon Society. READ MORE


251 Club of Vermont Presentation

251 Club of Vermont 
Wednesday, January 21 at 7:00 pm
Join grandfather and grandson David Quesnel and Eric Shambo as they describe their adventures and share photos of visits to all 251 towns and cities in Vermont. (This talk was previously scheduled for November 11.) READ MORE

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New Books & Movies


Each month, the library adds lots of new books, audiobooks, and movies to our collection. We highlight a selection of these materials in eNewsletters and on our website.


Game Board Night


Board Game Night
Friday, December 12, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Come to the meeting room and play tabletop board games. Sponsored by the Addison County Gamers. Anyone under 13 should be accompanied by an adult. For more information, Chuck Burkins at 802-758-3250 or


Download Audio and eBooks


Listen Up! Vermont provides both ebooks (text and imaged-based digital publications) as well as digital audiobooks for PCs and Apple devices. Users must download and install free software to use this service. READ MORE

Genealogy & Local History

Ilsley holds a wealth of local history information that is available for researching. This collection includes: circulating and reference books, atlases, family histories, genealogies, periodicals, government imprints, and pamphlets. READ MORE

Film Collection

The library has a growing film and television collection on DVD, including many foreign films. Use the searches on this page to browse the collection.


Online Learning

Explore some of the many innovations taking place in online learning. From Massive Open Online Classes (MOOCS) in which 100,000 students participate, to “flipped” classrooms in which students attend online lectures at home and do homework in classes, the Web is changing how education is delivered. Here is a sample of some of the new learning resources available online. READ MORE