News from the Pierson Library

Dream Big at Pierson Library,  exciting summer programs continue in the youth area:

Turtles in the Library: This afternoon, Thursday, August 2 at 1 pm. Southern Vermont Natural History Museum returns, this time with guests of a wigglier variety. Meet the reptiles and amphibians that call Vermont home. Love turtles? Read the Native American story Thirteen Moons on Turtle’s Back in preparation for meeting a turtle or two at your very own library. No registration is necessary for this program.

I Dreamed I was in Candy Land: Thursday, August 9 at 1 pm. It’s a dream come true! Join us at the library to play our life-size Candy Land game. Complete a challenge at each station for prizes that will satisfy your sweet tooth. No registration is necessary for this program.

Summer music fun in the children’s room on Saturday mornings: Join us this summer on Saturday mornings at 10:30 am for Music with Raphael. Come sing, dance and clap your hands along with Raphael and his guitar. Children and parents are invited to participate in traditional and original folk music. No registration is necessary for this program.


Attention Summer Reading Participants: are you working toward reaching your reading goal? Are you recording the titles of your summer reading adventures? Before long it will be time to redeem your reading logs and win your prize. Remember that the reading competition for the Nook will end at library’s closing on Tuesday, Aug. 14. Reading logs must be submitted by that date to be eligible.

For Adult readers: Looking for something to read? Check out our latest brochure located next to the circulation desk, entitled Pierson Library Staff Picks. In this brochure you will find some of the titles of the books recently highlighted during our month long “staff picks” featured book display. In the brochure you will find short synopses of the plots of several favorites of your library staff members. Thank you Katie (upstairs) for providing us with the displays every month and the helpful brochures!


Here is an example from the Staff Picks brochure:

“The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy

This is the story of an Indian family during the 1969 Communist disturbances in Kerala province. It is told through the eyes of a boy and his sister who are the children of a rich rubber planter. You’ll encounter politics, family drama, illicit love and more.


There will be no Scrabble this afternoon, Thursday, Aug. 2. Unfortunately, due to illness and family commitments, our wonderful Scrabble group leader Annette Zeff has decided to temporarily suspend our bi-monthly games until Thursday, Sept. 6. Scrabble boards will open again at 1 pm on that day. We’ll keep you updated in future news columns.


A perusal script and CD of the Lyric Theater Company’s upcoming production of the musical “Rent” is available at the circulation desk. These materials are available for use in the library only, they cannot be checked out. Please bring your own portable CD player and earphones if you want to listen to this groundbreaking musical. Auditions will be held Sept. 4-7. For more information you can visit the Lyric Theater Company at

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