2011 - Trustees see need for new library
A town-trustee committee is established and investigates opportunities, including renovating current space, tearing down and rebuilding, or building on another site.
2016 - Three plans are whittled to one
The plan, created by Vermont Integrated Architecture, includes much-needed renovations for the 1927 Town Hall and safety improvements for the municipal campus.
November 2017 - Bond Vote Passes
In a 55% - 45% vote, residents of Shelburne approve up to $6.5 million toward the project. An anonymous donor offers a $500,000 matching challenge toward lowering the bond as an incentive for others to give.
June 2018 - Library Moves into Temporary Space
Toward the end of June, Pierson Library moves to the south end of the Shelburne Field House, expecting to occupy the space for a year as the construction commences at the municipal campus.
September 2018 - New Library Groundbreaking
Demolition is completed and groundbreaking begins!
May 2019 - Substantial Completion
Work on the municipal campus, town hall and library should be substantially complete by this time.
Summer 2019 - Grand Re-Opening!
The books are back and so are the library patrons! With new community spaces, study and computer areas, a spacious youth section, and more!