The Friends of the Pierson Library would like to thank everyone for their donation of books, puzzles, games, movies, etc. They are not accepting anymore donations for this year’s sale as they are currently overflowing with everyone’s generosity.

Please do not put any donations in the outside book drop. The Friends will begin accepting donations again November 2nd.

The Friends of the Pierson Library 51st Annual Book Sale

The Friends of the Pierson Library 51st Annual Book Sale

                                                                                                                                  Preview Sale for Friends Members

  •             Friday October 9
  •             5:30 pm-7:00 pm

                                                                                                                                   Preview Sale for Book Dealers

  •             Friday October 9
  •             7:00 pm-9:00 pm
  •            $20 admission fee

                                                                                                                                              Regular Sale Hours

  • Saturday October 10, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Sunday October 11, 10:00 am-3:30 pm

   Shelburne Town Center Gym

         5420 Shelburne Rd.

Deadline for donations is Sept. 30

The Friends of the Pierson Library will stop accepting books on Wednesday September 30th at 5:30 p.m. when the Pierson Library closes.

Please do not leave donations outside or in the library book drop after 9/30.

Thank you from the staff of the Pierson Library and the Friends of the Pierson Library!


Roles of libraries in the twenty-first century

Click on the link below to look at an info graphic of the “Roles of libraries in the twenty-first century”.

Mahjong Wednesday September 2nd at 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday 9/2 & 9/16 at 1:30 p.m.: Mahjong Group (Chinese & American) – Interested in learning how to play Mahjong in the Chinese or American style? Already play and looking for other players in the Shelburne area? Join this group of interested players! Extra cards are available for players interested in playing in the American style.

Thursday morning Story Time returns at 10:30a.m.!

Musical Story time with Inger begins Thursday August 27th at 10:30 am! Bring the little ones down to sing, dance and try out some nifty rhythm instruments! No registration necessary for this weekly event.

Summer reading logs due tomorrow 8/18 @ 8:00 p.m.

Just a reminder your summer reading logs of the number of pages you read this summer are due by 8:00 p.m. Tuesday August 18th. This is for the contest for an e-reader. Good luck everyone!

Two openings for youth members on board of trustees

The Library Board of Trustees has two openings for youth members. Interested applicants must be a resident of Shelburne and in grade 9 to 12 during the 2015-16 academic year. We are searching for young library supporters to help us create a vision for our 21st Century Library, and high school students are uniquely qualified to assist us in this exciting adventure!

The Library Board of Trustees is charged with supervising the Library Director, establishing Library policies and procedures, determining and requesting the annual Library budget, and guiding the future of the Library through long-term strategic planning. The Board is composed of seven residents of Shelburne, who meet on the third Thursday of the month, from 6:30-8:00 p.m., in the Library Conference Room. Occasional special meetings may also be held.

Interviews for these positions will be held at the September 17th Trustee meeting.

To apply, please forward a letter of interest to Joe Colangelo, Town Manager (, by September 11th. Please contact Ruth Hagerman, Chair of the Board (, or Lara Keenan, Director of the Library (, with any questions.

Thursday 8/6 at 7:00 p.m.: Geek Mountain State Sci Fi/Fantasy Book Discussion: Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear – Join us for a discussion of this 19th-Century steampunk, science-and-fantasy-infused, Jack-the-Ripper-esque yarn of the old west starring a powerfully-written female character.
Pizza will be served–so please register (so we know how much to order!).
This book discussion is co-hosted by the Pierson Library and Geek Mountain State (

News story about temporary library cards at the Pierson Library

For anyone who has not yet seen the interview with Lara by Alexandra Leslie, a reporter with Local 22 & Local 44, about extending library memberships to temporary residents. Click on the link below to watch the interview. If you have more questions please feel free to call the library at 985-5124.



Monday:10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday:10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday:10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday:10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday:10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday:10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

5376 Shelburne Road
Shelburne, Vermont 05482

802 985-5124