THE FUTURE LIBRARY AND TOWN CENTER PROJECT
The new library, renovations to the Town Hall, and municipal campus improvements will make Shelburne a better place for generations to come. Much hard work still lays ahead and we look forward to the entire community's continued involvement.
Join us as we build for Shelburne’s future.
Built in 1982 as town offices and a police station, the old library was cramped, energy-inefficient, and relegated children to a basement space. This space could not keep up with demand.
Over the last decade, the library has welcomed....
more library cardholders
more program attendees
Trustees, community members, and town officials spent more than a decade developing plans for a vibrant new space that will serve as a place for learning, gathering & celebrating community.
Quiet reading nooks and study carrels
Light-filled children’s story time and literacy play area for early readers
More space for collections, including new materials, children’s books & Historical Society collections
Light-filled community living room with a fireplace
Outdoor patio and terraces
Several new meeting spaces for meetings, reading clubs and group study
Distinct spaces for children, teens and adults
Creative design that allows after hours access to the community living room, town hall and other meeting spaces
An architectural gem that welcomes all to town
Build a 21st century library
Conserve and protect the historic Town Hall.
Strengthen the commercial, civic, and social center of Shelburne Village.
This multi-faceted project includes renovation of the historic Town Hall and Municipal Campus improvements.
The 1927 Town Hall, an architectural gem in the heart of Shelburne Village, needs rehabilitation to bring it back to its former glory for future generations to cherish.
Town Hall renovations include:
New footings and piers for front columns
A new concrete stair base with brick overlay
Repairs to the roof, trim, eaves & rakes
Interior finish repairs
A new heating/cooling system
A catering kitchen for events
In consultation with the police, fire, and parks and recreation departments—and many residents—several upgrades to the town campus are planned as well.
Municipal Campus Improvements include:
A double exit lane for traffic onto Shelburne Road.
More green space and improved storm water management
Connected sidewalks and paths for pedestrian safety
Project Budget and Fundraising
After years of planning and public outreach, the citizens of Shelburne approved a $6.5 million bond in November 2017. A generous donor has pledged to match up to $500,000 of donations towards the project to reduce the total amount bonded. The project budget breaks down as follows:
$5,100,000 construction of the new library
$710,000 renovations to the 1927 town hall
$680,000 improvements to the municipal campus
*Video below represents plans and budget information as of November 2017. Plans continue to evolve as we receive additional input!