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Temporary Library Location Now open at

the Field House, 166 Athletic Drive

Most Recent Project Updates

May Project Update

May Project Update

Getting close to the finish line! Progress continues to be made on all fronts simultaneously; every day a number of different crews are on site working hard! The big dig on the north side of the building is trenching to hook up to the sewer, with a second trench to handle all the storm water…

Construction on new Shelburne library in final stages

Construction on new Shelburne library in final stages

Shelburne’s public library is in the final stages of a transformation that the town has been talking about for years…

Fundraiser Auction!

Fundraiser Auction!

Poppies by Frances Hoadley Shelburne Resident and painter Frances Hoadley kindly donated her original Poppies watercolor to be auctioned off, matted and framed, to raise funds for art spaces in the new library. It’s a beautiful piece! Stop by the temporary library to see the work and place a bid (auction closing May 24th at…

March Project Update

March Project Update

As the weather warms up, so does the action on the construction site! As the interior is framed out, the trades (electrical, plumbing, HVAC) follow behind, laying in the new infrastructure. On Tuesday, 40 sub-contractors were busy on site, keeping us on schedule for a summer opening. An important component of a modern library is…

February Project Update

February Project Update

Construction Update The new building is now completely enclosed, allowing interior work to proceed. The pouring of the concrete floors has begun and should be finished in about a week. The first layer of sheathing of the building has been completed, to be followed by two layers of insulation, with the goal of installing the…

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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 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!