Pierson Library

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Interim Director of the Pierson Announced!

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Cathy Townsend, long-time Friend of the Library and 20-year resident of Shelburne, as Interim Director. Cathy will be supervising the day-to-day operations of the Library while the Trustees conduct the search for the next Library Director. Please take a moment to stop in and say hi to Cathy!

Gratitude Story

Do you remember that wonderful Tribute video that the community helped us create at the end of last year?

The folks at Tribute have created a 60-second version of the video (the original video was nearly 20 minutes!), and highlighted the video on their website.

You can view it at the link below. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do – and we thank you for your amazing support!

YouTube Video: Pierson Library Gratitude Story (click here)

Who visits the Pierson Library?

The Pierson Library Board of Trustees, with the able assistance of the Library Staff and Director, conducted a brief user survey during the week of April 3rd. All Library patrons who entered the Library during that week were asked to fill out a short survey asking them why they had come to the Library that day and what they value most about the Library. The survey also collected some demographic information and asked whether they brought children to visit the Library.

During the course of the week, 560 surveys were completed. Although this survey is not scientific, the results provided the following description of the patrons who visited the Library that week. As you can see, youths are under-represented compared to the Census data, while the over-65s are a substantial proportion of our patrons and are over-represented compared to Shelburne as a whole.

Demographic distribution

  Survey Shelburne Census Data (2010)
Under 18 13.9% 23.7%
18 to 64 56.4% 55.9%
Over 65 29.8% 20.4%
     
Males 33.4% 47.1%
Females 66.6% 52.9%
     

Of the 560 respondents, one-quarter (143) bring their children or grandchildren with them to the Library at times.

The Library Trustees will use these results, and other data collected in the future, to improve our understanding of how Library patrons use the Library and how we can improve to best serve their needs.

Thank you for your support!

Library Trustee Announcement

The Pierson Library Board of Trustees would like to announce that Lara Keenan, the Library Director, is resigning from her post effective May 26th.

Lara has accepted a position with the Vermont Department of Libraries as the State Consultant for Library Government and Management, which will use her strengths as a team builder and library advocate for the benefit of libraries throughout Vermont.  This position is a noteworthy next step for Lara in her professional journey.

Lara served Shelburne for the last four years with enthusiasm, joy, and professionalism. We wish her all the best as her career advances and look forward to working with her as a consultant in the coming years.

We are open!

The Pierson Library will be open today (3/15) for regular business hours (10-5:30). We look forward to seeing everyone – come on in!

Closed due to weather

Due to the weather, and the fact that the Shelburne Town Offices have closed, the Pierson Library will be closing today at 1:15 p.m. We apologize for the inconvenience – and hope to reopen tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10:00 a.m.! (We’ll re-post here if that changes.)

Library Booth at Town Meeting!

Have you been following the new Library Center project? Do you want to learn more about this exciting project? Library representatives will have a table at both of the Town Meeting events (Monday evening March 6th and all day Tuesday March 7th). Come visit us and learn more about the project and get a close up look at both the site design and the floor plans!

 

We can provide details about the town wide survey which will be mailed in March, and we’ll tell you how you can win one of 3 randomly drawn $100 cash cards just by mailing in your completed survey!

Town Meeting: It’s Just Around the Corner!

Have you been following the new Library Center project? Do you want to learn more about this exciting project? Library representatives will have a table at both of theTown Meeting events (Monday evening  March 6th and all day Tuesday March 7th). Come visit us and learn more about the project and get a close up look at both the site design and the floor plans!

We can provide details about the town wide survey which will be mailed in March and we’ll tell you how you can win one of 3 randomly drawn $100 cash cards just by mailing in your completed survey!

Snow Day Update: Circus Program Cancelled for Today (1/24)

SNOW DAY UPDATE! Attention all of our circus artists: Today’s circus art program with Landa Townsend has been moved to next Tuesday the 31st when we hope to have better weather and travel will be safer. We’re so sorry for the inconvenience, but we hope to see you next week!

Tribute Video Complete!

As we enter 2017, our hearts overflow with gratitude for the love shared by the Shelburne community for the Pierson Library. We are excited to share with you the final video made by all of you that shows how important the Pierson Library is to our community. Click this link to see the video.

It is an honor to serve you and we are very grateful for your many contributions all year long. Your support is truly amazing.

P.S. In addition to our website (see top left of this page), our Facebook page now features a donate button which makes contributing easier than ever. We wish you health and happiness in the New Year!

Information

Hours
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
Sunday:Closed

Location
5376 Shelburne Road
Shelburne, Vermont 05482

Telephone
802 985-5124