Our new library opened on September 14th, 2019 and welcomed visitors and patrons following a ribbon cutting ceremony with distinguished guest speaker and Shelburne resident, Governor Madeline Kunin. “Libraries still send one message – access to knowledge,” she said. “People place value in a community on intellectual growth and a community gathering place.”
The new building, designed by Vermont Integrated Architecture offers an expanded youth area and teen room, public computer access, numerous reading spaces, art exhibitions, several meeting rooms, a large community room with fireplace, and over 16,000 sq. ft. of space which connects to the historic Town Hall. Sustainable design features include rooftop solar panels, an electric car (EV) charging station, and outdoor rain garden surrounded by pollinator-friendly plantings. Check our calendar for programs and special events - including our new speaker series held on the second Wednesday of every month – and please stop in to say hello!