PROJECT UPDATES LIBRARY AND TOWN CENTER PROJECT
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Most Recent Project Updates
January Project Update
We Made the Match! A generous anonymous donor offered up a $500,000 matching challenge last October, and members of the community stepped up to meet the challenge! On Monday, November 19th the project received the donation that put Shelburne over the top, one of more than 400 donations received from community members. A very sincere…
September Project Update
The New Library and Town Center project is underway in Shelburne! You may have noticed some tree trimming around the parking lot and the maples in front of Town Hall. This work was needed to improve the health of all the trees and to improve the visibility of Town Hall from the east side. The…
August Project Update
I hope your summer has been as restful as ours has been busy! Pierson Library has successfully moved into a portion of the Field House, 166 Athletic Drive, during construction of the new library. The temporary facility has the same books, computers, children’s room activities, staff and hours as the old library. There is…
Quadruple Your Gift Through May 31st!
We’re kicking off our Vermont Gives fundraiser, now through May 31st! Donations will be quadrupled, thanks to The Friends of the Pierson Library and our generous donor! $100 = $400, wow, what a great time to support this exciting and important project for the Town of Shelburne, Vermont!
Concise Project Timeline
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…
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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.
July 2018 - Library Moves into Temporary Space
Around the middle of July, 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 29, 2018 at 11am - New Library Groundbreaking Ceremony
All are welcome! Please join us for the Groundbreaking Ceremony at 11am. 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! The new library has community spaces, study and computer areas, a spacious youth section, and more!