News from Pierson Library

Fundraising update
The New Library and Town Center Construction Committee announced that 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.

What do all these generous donations mean for the project?
A special thanks to all the volunteer members of the Project Fundraising Task Force, to everyone who supported this effort, especially to all who contributed. We look forward to welcoming everyone in town through the doors of the new library and renovated town hall in summer 2019!

Presenting Genealogical Stories
This new program holds its first session on Wednesday, Jan. 9. Structured as a seminar, the program focuses on the many ways to present a genealogical heritage: as history, story, poetry, song, pictures, etc. Second session is scheduled for Feb. 13, both days at 1:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 2 on the second floor of the Shelburne town offices. Additional dates will be scheduled after it begins. The seminars are free, but participants are asked to register by calling the library at 985-5124. If you are new to genealogy, the library also offers an introductory class and drop-in sessions weekly – call to inquire.

Library Story Times
Each Monday and Thursday morning at 10:30, head to the children’s room for a special story time. On Mondays, start off with Patrice and stories read out loud for little ones. On Thursdays, join volunteer Inger Dybfest for music, movement, and good books. Little ones join in with rhythm instruments and dance to Inger’s tunes on the guitar.

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