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.


Crazy Chemistry with Rebecca Rupp

Tuesday 8/4 at 1:00 p.m.: Crazy Chemistry with Rebecca Rupp – Author and Scientist Rebecca Rupp brings crazy chemistry to the Library! Take part in fun (and sometimes explosive) science experiments! Please Register

Star Wars Party August 1st at 10:30 a.m.

Saturday 8/1 at 10:30 a.m.: Star Wars Party – Celebrate Star Wars with games, crafts, Jedi training, and out-of-this-world snacks! Stormtroopers from the 501st will be in attendance at this awesome event! (All ages) Please Register

Tonight at 6:30 p.m. Dan Bean “Orphan Train”

Tonight at 6:30 p.m. : Orphan Train Riders with Dan Bean – What was an Orphan Train? Who rode them? Why were they used? When did it all start and when did it end? These questions and others will be answered by Dan Bean as he reviews how he became a Vermonter because of one such train. The discussion will also cover other OTR descendants and their fates.

New Pass! Craftsbury Chamber Players 2015 season

The Pierson Library received a very generous donation of two tickets to be used at any of the six Burlington, VT shows from July 22 – August 19th.
Go to for more information on the shows.

Women’s Writing Group Thursday 7/23 at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday 7/23 at 6:00 pm.: Women’s Writing Group with Pamela Blair – Library patron and published author Pamela Blair will facilitate a Women’s Writing Group which will meet monthly on the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm. She is the co-author of the award winning classic on grief entitled, I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One as well as the companion workbook. She is also the author of The Next Fifty Years: A Guide for Women at Midlife and Beyond and Getting Older Better.
The group is limited to 10 so please sign up in advance.


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