News from Pierson Library

A universe of stories at the library All of us here at the Pierson would like to extend our thanks to storyteller and musician extraordinaire Inger Dybfest, who’s about to wrap up another wonderful season of musical story time. Thursday mornings are always hopping here at the library, as Inger draws a solid fan base of little… Read More »

Selectboard approves Shelburne solar deal

Selectboard approves Shelburne solar deal

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Long after the upstairs meeting room at the Shelburne town offices emptied out Tuesday night, three members of the selectboard without fanfare emerged from a closed-door session to cast a unanimous vote for a solar-power deal meant to last for the next 25 years. The board directed Town Manager Lee Krohn to… Read More »

Shelburne’s 21st-century Pierson Library takes shape: Late summer grand opening anticipated for library, town hall

Shelburne’s 21st-century Pierson Library takes shape: Late summer grand opening anticipated for library, town hall

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent With each passing week, the new Pierson Library inches closer to completion and project planners are beginning to look ahead to a grand opening by late summer. Throughout this past winter, builders created the steel-framed two-story 12,900-square-foot addition behind Shelburne’s historic Town Hall that will be the Pierson Library’s 21st-century home. Along… Read More »

Library bond to be lower than expected

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent The Shelburne Selectboard signed off on the final bond amount for the new Pierson Library and historic Town Hall construction project Tuesday night with the total coming in at $5.9 million. That’s $600,000 less than the $6.5 million voters approved for the project in 2017. Fundraising efforts aimed at lowering the bond… Read More »

Library building news

Exterior cladding for the new building has been delivered and installation has begun. The exterior of Town Hall has been gently washed to return it to its lovely original color. The integration of town hall and the new Pierson Library has been a topic of many discussions since 2010. An important consideration has been how… Read More »

Earth Hour celebration

Earth Hour celebration

The Shelburne Field House at 166 Athletic Drive hosts a concert Saturday, March 30, 8 to 11:30 p.m., in celebration of Earth Hour. The concert features two Shelburne-based bands, SWALE and The Nancy Druids, outdoors on the athletic field. Like an outdoor summer event, attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs, and blankets, as well… Read More »

News from Pierson Library

News from Pierson Library

Congratulations to the newest cardholders of the Pierson Library: Graham Dibble; Alex Haines (age 5); Ella Twiggs; Esme Olsen (age 7); Saffron Chang (age 9); and Hugo Chang (age 8).  We hope all these children enjoy a lifetime of reading and learning at the library! Did you know that Pierson Library circulates a variety of… Read More »

News from Pierson Library

News from Pierson Library

Construction update Lots of mud on site this week, but work continues. As the new electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and mechanical systems are finalized in town hall, the wallboard is beginning to be replaced in the basement. The library roof should be completed by the end of this week and the plywood sheathing and temporary… Read More »

News from Pierson Library

News from Pierson Library

First, a quick reminder that Pierson Library is one of the collection sites for Shelburne Community School’s Box Tops for Education fundraiser. Look for them on boxes of everyday items, cut them out, and send them in to the collection boxes at the Pierson library, the main office at Shelburne Community School, or Shelburne Market.… Read More »

News from Pierson Library

News from Pierson Library

Construction update The exterior Historic Town Hall drainage system and back-filling are complete. The cupola and portico are ready for winter, with final painting to occur in the spring. The portico brickwork will most likely be held until spring as well. Inside Town Hall, work is ongoing, including electrical, plumbing, fire protection and mechanical. New… Read More »