Firewood Moisture Meter Loan Program


The Vermont DEC’s Air Quality & Climate Division (AQCD) in partnership with the Department of Libraries launched a moisture meter loan project at 48 public libraries (see list below) across the state in the fall of 2020. Hand-held wood moisture meters are available for library 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.

For more information about the best wood burning practices, visit the EPA Burn Wise website or the AQCD Wood Burning information page

Learn more about how to use a moisture meter:

Learn more about the impacts of woodsmoke on your health and the environment

View local air quality forecasts and real-time alerts


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

Chester - Whiting Library

Clarendon - Bailey Memorial Library

Enosburg - Enosburg Public Library

Groton - Groton Free Public Library

Hardwick - Jeudevine Memorial Library

Hartford - Hartford Library

Hyde Park - Lanpher Memorial Library

Johnson - Johnson Public Library

Lyndon - Cobleigh Public Library

Manchester - Manchester Community Library

Marshfield - Jaquith Public Library

Middlebury - Ilsley Public Library

Montpelier - Kellogg-Hubbard Library

Morristown - Morristown Centennial Library

Newport City - Goodrich Memorial Library

Northfield - Brown Public Library

Norwich - Norwich Public Library

Pawlet - Pawlet Public Library

Pittsford - Maclure Library

Peacham - Peacham Library

Poultney - Poultney Public Library

Pownal - Solomon Wright Library

Proctor - Proctor Free Library

Randolph - Kimball Public Library

Richford - Arvin A. Brown Public Library

Richmond - Richmond Free Library

Rockingham - Rockingham/Bellows Falls Library

Rutland City - Rutland Free Library

Springfield - Springfield Town Library

St. Johnsbury - St. Johnsbury Athenaeum

Starksboro - Starksboro Public Library

Stowe - Stowe Free Library

Vernon - Vernon Free Library

Waterbury - Waterbury Public Library

West Rutland - West Rutland Public Library

Westminster - Butterfield Library

Windsor - Windsor Public Library