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Library & Town Center

Information on Shelburne's Library, Town Hall and Town Center proposed improvements

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    Library Construction Update – January

    Work continues almost every day on the new library!  Visit to see monthly updates and sign up for a monthly mailing.  Or, to see even more updates, like us on Facebook!

    Progress on the New Library

     Photos by Lee Krohn

    It is an exciting time at the construction site! Steel is going up; that work will continue for another few weeks. Every day it looks more and more like a building! Site stormwater work has begun and will continue with the goal of completion this season. The exterior work to Town Hall to make it snug for the winter should be completed over the next week, allowing interior work to continue while the snow falls.


    Members of the community have donated $500,000 to match the $500,000 pledge made to the project by a generous anonymous donor. Since last October when the matching challenge was announced, 426 donors have made 519 gifts ranging from $2 to $100,000, with a typical donation of around $100. Thank you to everyone who helped fund raise, and special thanks to everyone who showed they care by donating to this effort!

    Closed for Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of our wonderful patrons! We will be closed on Thursday November 22nd & Friday November 23rd in observance of Thanksgiving. We will resume normal hours on Saturday November 24th.

    Library NOW OPEN!!!


    The Roads have improved, so the library is now open!

    $1 = $4 through November 15th

    We have recently received two generous offers that have the potential to quadruple your donation if you act by November 15, 2018. A generous donor will match all gifts made by that date, up to $75,000; then, a second  generous donor will match your doubled gift, to quadruple your initial gift. Donations made after November 15 will be gratefully accepted but will not be eligible for matching through this campaign.

    Ways to Donate:

    At the library front desk, Field House location, 166 Athletic Drive

    By mail – Pierson Library, 5376 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT  05482

    Online at

    On Facebook at

    Contact Kevin Unrath, Library Director, at 802-264-5017 for

    gifts of stock, in-kind donations, or naming opportunities

    Groundbreaking Ceremony Scheduled!

    Demolition has begun!

    The New Library and Town Center project is underway in Shelburne!

    The building that most recently housed the Pierson Library is no longer. Demolition is expected to continue through next week. If you would like to stop by, please remember this is a construction site and stay outside the barriers. Photographs will be posted on the Library webpage and in the Shelburne News as deadlines permit.

    Town Hall will not be accessible to the public until the Grand Opening next summer.

    Please watch for regular project updates on FPF and be sure to sign up for regular email updates at the Project website:

    Thank you for your continued support of the project!


    Library Closed Monday September 3rd

    The Pierson Library will be closed on Monday September 3rd in observance of Labor Day. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday September 4th.

    The staff and trustees wish everyone a happy and safe Labor Day Weekend.

    Musical Story Time with Sue Rule!

    Saturday 8/4 at 10:30 a.m.: Musical Story Time with Sue Rule! – Join us for a morning of music and stories, and take part in a kazoo concert with music teacher Sue Rule. No Registration necessary. Recommended for ages 3 + and kazoos provided. This event is at 166 Athletic Drive off of Harbor Road.


    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

    166 Athletic Dr.
    Shelburne, Vermont 05482

    802 985-5124