Rockville Public Library is a municipal library funded by the Town of Vernon. When our library was founded, the estate of George Maxwell and the City of Rockville and the Town of Vernon shared the costs equally. From 1904 through late 1960’s the library was completely self-funded through our endowment. At that time, the Board of Trustees asked the town to revisit the original partnership and the Town of Vernon began contributing to the Library operating budget with the amount increasing over the years. When it became apparent that the endowment could no longer support the library, the Board of Trustees and the Town of Vernon reached an agreement to keep the library open as a vital community resource in Vernon. Effective July 2, 2018, the library became 100% funded by taxpayer funds.