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    Library Closed for Veteran’s Day

    Pierson Library will be closed in observance of Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 11th.

    Friends Booksale October 25/26

    “Let’s talk Poetry” with Rick Bessette: “Apples, Leaves, and Pumpkins.”

    Saturday 10/19 at 1:30 p.m.: “Let’s talk Poetry” with Rick Bessette. The theme for this poetry talk is “Apples, Leaves, and Pumpkins.” Please join us by sharing a poem along the lines of this theme with other members of the community. This program is open to children in grades 5 + and adults. It will be hosted in the Community Living Room.

    Library closed for Indigenous People’s Day

    The Pierson Library will be closed on Monday October 14th in observance of Indigenous People’s day. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday October 15th. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

    We’re Open! Come visit us

    The Pierson Library is open again. Come visit us in our brand new library. Staff members are more than happy to give tours and answer as many questions as possible. We look forward to seeing everyone here.

    Library closed for moving

    The Pierson Library will be closed starting Weds. September 4th.

    We will celebrate our grand opening in our new location on Saturday Sept. 14th starting at 9:30 a.m.

    The Book Drop is Closed. Please hold all library materials until the new location opens.

    Thank you from the staff and trustees of the Pierson Library.

    Grand Opening Scheduled!

    Library Cleaning RFP

    The library is soliciting proposals for the cleaning of the new library and 1927 town hall.

    Click here for more information, tour for potential responders on August 21st, proposals due back on August 29th.

    July Project Update

    Landscaping, building interior taking shape

    You may have noticed that the fencing around the site has been removed in order to allow work on the grounds to get started. This does not mean that the building is open! It is still a construction site and all visits must be authorized.  Landscape planting will begin in earnest tomorrow, with shrubs, trees and grass beginning to take their places – thanks to Shelburne-based Paintbox Garden for their wonderful design.

    Lots of progress is being made on all the little details that complete a project of this size. The arrival of the elevator is eagerly anticipated; what seems to be miles of cabling has been installed; topsoil is being put down; and the windows are being glazed. Every day another item is completed and another comes to the top of the list!

    Once elevator install commences in the next week or so, look for another message announcing…a grand opening date!  We have some fun activities planned and look forward to celebrating this shared community endeavor very soon.  We’ll also be looking for volunteers to assist with the move back to the new facility.  Details to follow once dates are confirmed.

    May Project Update

    Photo by Lee Krohn

    Getting close to the finish line!

    Progress continues to be made on all fronts simultaneously; every day a number of different crews are on site working hard!

    The big dig on the north side of the building is trenching to hook up to the sewer, with a second trench to handle all the storm water from the Town Offices to the north perimeter. The portico on Town Hall is getting all new bricks and the Douglas Fir detailing on the new building is being installed.  The slate and clapboard siding is all finished, with windows being the next big detail to go in soon.

    Inside, Town Hall has been repainted upstairs and down, the flooring downstairs has been installed, and the original wooden flooring upstairs is soon to be lightly sanded and polished. The interior of the new building is finally coming together as a building rather than a jumble of steel, wires, and ductwork, and we are looking forward to window installation soon!

    Fundraising update

    The fundraising committee is happy to report that more than $1,000,000 has been raised through many generous donations!  The committee is now finishing up its asks, with one last round of letters to local businesses who might want to give and haven’t yet.

    Shortly, letters will go out to all donors making sure that names are correct for the permanent recognition signs to be installed in the new building.  If you’d like your family’s name added, or would like to give in honor of a loved one–it’s not too late: you can drop a donation off at the library, or click on the donation button on the left of the page to give online.  Many thanks to all current and future donors!


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    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 Rd.
    Shelburne, Vermont 05482

    802 985-5124