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Firewood Moisture Meter Loan Program


The Vermont DEC’s Air Quality & Climate Division (AQCD) and the Department of Libraries have co-sponsored a state-wide wood moisture meter loan program. Hand-held wood moisture meters are available at 63 public libraries (see list below) for patrons to borrow for free to check the moisture content of their firewood. Wood burning is an economical way to heat homes. However, proper burning practices are necessary to prevent poor air quality and protect public health.

More information about the best wood burning practices:

Learn more about how to use a moisture meter:

View local air quality forecasts and real-time alerts

This project is in support of our participation in the EPA Particulate Matter (PM) Advance program. Read our 2018 update here.


Arlington - Martha Canfield Memorial Library

Barre City - Aldrich Public Library

Barre Town - Aldrich Public Library - East Barre

Bennington - Bennington Free Library

Bradford - Bradford Public Library

Brandon - Brandon Free Public Library

Brattleboro - Brooks Memorial Library

Bristol - Lawrence Memorial Library

Cambridge - Varnum Memorial Library

Canaan - Alice M. Ward Memorial Library

Castleton - Castelton Free Library

Charlotte - Charlotte Library

Chester - Whiting Library

Clarendon - Bailey Memorial Library

Craftsbury - Craftsbury Public Library

Enosburg - Enosburg Public Library

Greensboro - Greensboro Free Library

Groton - Groton Free Public Library

Hardwick - Jeudevine Memorial Library

Hartford - Hartford Library

Hyde Park - Lanpher Memorial Library

Jericho - Deborah Rawson Memorial Library

Johnson - Johnson Public Library

Lyndon - Cobleigh Public Library

Marshfield - Jaquith Public Library

Middlebury - Ilsley Public Library

Montpelier - Kellogg-Hubbard Library

Morristown - Morristown Centennial Library

Newfane - Moore Free Library

Newport City - Goodrich Memorial Library

Northfield - Brown Public Library

Norwich - Norwich Public Library

Orwell - Orwell Free Library

Pawlet - Pawlet Public Library

Pittsford - Maclure Library

Peacham - Peacham Library

Poultney - Poultney Public Library

Pownal - Solomon Wright Library

Proctor - Proctor Free Library

Putney - Putney Public Library

Quechee - Quechee-Wilder Library

Randolph - Kimball Public Library

Richford - Arvin A. Brown Public Library

Richmond - Richmond Free Library

Rochester - Rochester Public Library

Rockingham - Rockingham/Bellows Falls Library

Rutland City - Rutland Free Library

Salisbury - Salisbury Free Public Library

South Burlington - South Burlington Public Library

South Hero - Worthern Library

Springfield - Springfield Town Library

St. Johnsbury - St. Johnsbury Athenaeum

Starksboro - Starksboro Public Library

Stowe - Stowe Free Library

Strafford - Morrill Memorial and Harris Library

Townshend - Townshend Library

Vernon - Vernon Free Library

Warren - Warren Public Library

Waterbury - Waterbury Public Library

Wells River - Baldwin Memorial Library

West Rutland - West Rutland Free Library

Westminster - Butterfield Library

Windsor - Windsor Public Library