News from the Pierson Library

Don’t forget: Our Interactive Music Program this evening, Thursday, Sept. 6 at 6 pm. Pierson Library is excited to present a gala evening of music entitled “Singing the Good Old Songs Again.”  Entertainers Gary Brant and Jackie Davidson (formerly a member of the well-known music group The New Christie Minstrels) have performed their popular music program at venues all around the U.S. Their program weaves original and classic folk songs into an energetic, entertaining and fun show. Join us in the Town Hall for “Singing the Good Old Songs Again.” This promises to be a memorable musical experience for all ages.

Another reminder: The Pierson Library Thursday afternoon Scrabble group will reconvene on Thursday, Sept. 20. Scrabble boards will open at 1 pm. Scrabble aficionados are invited to join fellow wordsmiths for a rousing game (or two) of Scrabble. To honor the first game of the new season a yummy, surprise snack will be in store for all players.

A new art exhibit has arrived in the Pierson Library’s gallery space. For the next two months we are thrilled to showcase 10 amazing and creative theme quilts from “Once Upon a Time,” the 2011 theme challenge at the Champlain Valley Quilters’ Guild Show. Guild member and former reading teacher, Ruth Whitaker, suggested the theme as a challenge to guild members to pair quilting and literature in an original quilt. The members then voted for the quilt that best represented the theme and “The Night Before Christmas,” “Brothers at War,” and “Tristan and Isolde” won first, second, and third ribbons respectively. At the guild’s judged quilt show, “Tristan and Isolde” won Best of Theme. Come in and take some time to enjoy the fabulous quilts displayed on our library walls.

Check out one of our two new museum passes that are now available.

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art located in Amherst, Mass.: This card pass will be available for a three-day check out and will admit two adults and up to four children. Visit for info.

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston: Each pass will provide admission for up to two adults for $10 per person. Children 6 and under are free. Youths 7 to 17 will be free weekdays after 3 pm and on weekends; otherwise admission is $10. This card pass will also be available for a three-day check out. Visit for info.

Ongoing Children’s Program is back: We are thrilled that our storyteller extraordinaire, Mary Catherine Jones, is here again for another year of marvelous stories, songs and fun every Thursday morning at 10:30 am.

The annual Friends of the Pierson Library book sale will be held this year on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9 am-5 pm and Sunday, Oct. 7 from 10 am-3:30 pm in the Shelburne Town Gym. A sign-up sheet for volunteers to help at the sale can be found at the library circulation desk. Please note: The Friends are accepting membership registration and renewals until Sept. 1. Donations will be accepted until Sept. 30.

We are pleased to announce that the summer reader with the highest page count, and winner of the Barnes and Noble Nook, is Jennifer Ireland, with a total of 17,293 pages read. Runner up Aiden Pricer-Coan was close behind with 13,928 pages read. We are so proud of all of our summer readers for collectively reading over a 150,000 pages this summer!

Special congratulations go to the following outstanding young patrons who each read thousands of pages on their own:

Ari Bick, Atticus Hart, Erin O’Donnell, Jacob Whitcomb, Anais Ramatan Diaby, Katherine Lawton, Lauren Kovacik, Madi Oliver, Mateo Dienz-del Rio, Matthew Ireland, Phoebe Sarandos, and Tre Diemer.


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