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Pierson Summer Programming for Kids

Author Rebecca Rupp presents: Chemistry!

Thursday, July 15th at 1 pm, registration required.

Make a lava lamp, some giant purple foam, a chemical rocket, and more! Recommended for ages 7-12. Free Event, space is limited. Call to register at 985-5124.


Meet Author/Illustrator Jason Chin!

Saturday, July 17th at 10:30 a.m.

Meet Caldecott and Sibert Honoree Jason Chin! Learn about his artistic process and hear award winning books read aloud! Free event, no registration needed. Shelburne Town Hall.


802 Reptiles

Saturday, July 24th at 1 pm

Herpetologist Kevin Clarkson brings amazing snakes and other reptiles to the Pierson Library! Get to know nature's slitheriest creatures and learn about their natural habitats. Free event, no registration needed. Shelburne Town Hall.


Story Time with Patrice!

Thursday Mornings at 10:30 a.m.

We're so excited to welcome our littlest bunch back for stories with Patrice! Recommended for ages 2 and up, free weekly event, no registration needed.


Beginning Saturday, June 19th, Families can book time in our library creative space to make weekly crafts, take part in town-wide treasure hunts, or join us at socially distant events, both indoors and out. Explore our website to register for Summer Reading, and check out our full roster of kid’s events!

We urge ambitious young readers to set a summer reading goal, and stop in to the library to pick up a reading log! Record the books you read each week as you work toward your summer reading goal, and redeem your reading log at the end of the summer for a free creemee! All redeemed logs will be entered in a prize drawing to win $100 gift certificate to either the Flying Pig, or the Shelburne Country Store (Winner’s choice)!

We’ll hold a prize drawing for readers in grades k-5, and another for readers in grades 6-12! Stop by the library on or after June 19th to pick up a reading log, and be sure to return it by closing on Saturday, August 14th to be entered to win!

Pierson Adult Summer Programming

Thanks to the Friends of the Pierson Library, we’re re-launching our Adult summer program as well!  Kicking off on Tuesday, July 6th, and running through August 14th, we’ll explore a different theme in keeping with Tails and Tales each week.

Themes include The Birds, and the Bees, Animals in Art/Culture, Wild Vermont, There’s Something in the Water and All in the Family.

The first 10 patrons to register will receive a coupon for one free book from the Friend’s booksale shelves. Participants will also receive a mini journal to use throughout the summer (while supplies last).

Each week participants will receive a newsletter featuring theme related books, craft kits, DIY projects, videos and various learning resources. There will be a prize drawing each week. To be eligible for the Friday prize, participants must submit one book review each Friday by 3:00. The review can be from any time. The first prize is a $25.00 gift card to the Birds of Vermont Museum shop. We are looking forward to a fun-filled summer!

Click here to register for Adult Summer Reading!

A huge thank you to our sponsors, The Friends of Pierson Library.

Expanded Hours start July 6th

The library will be open starting July 6th:
Noon - 5:00   Mondays
10:00 am – 7:00 pm   Tuesdays
10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Wednesday through Saturday

And after Labor Day, we will resume seven day a week library services with Noon - 5:00 hours on Sundays through Memorial Day!

As always, patrons can browse our eBooks and databases available at If you have any questions please call 985-5124 or email

Library and Town Center Project wins Place-making Award!

In 2017, as the New Library and Town Center project was being conceived, project goals included not only a 21st century library and the conservation of the historic Town Hall, but also "strengthening the commercial, civic and social center of Shelburne Village." A 2021 Vermont Public Places Award recognizes the strong work towards achieving this third goal!
"This awards program recognizes special public spaces, the corridors that connect them, or networks of public spaces which have been defined or enriched by planning or design, as well as regulations that promote positive public uses and benefits. "

Kudos to Vermont Integrated Architecture, P.C. Neagley and Chase Construction Company , Town of Shelburne, Vermont and Paintbox Garden ( for your hard work and achievement!

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