News from the Pierson Library

Libraries: Fast and Nutritious Food for the Mind

Did you know that there are more public libraries in the United States than there are McDonalds? All told, 69 percent of Americans currently use public libraries and in Shelburne that number is even larger with over 70 percent of all residents holding a library card. The Pierson Library is a remarkable value offering a banquet of books, magazines, DVDs, audiobooks, and electronic materials, earnest and attentive service, programs for adults and children, and free WiFi.

Do you want to learn a foreign language? Do you want to know if the library has a specific title? Do you want to know the library’s hours? Do you want to download an audiobook or an eBook? Do you want to enjoy a virtual story time for your child? Do you want to begin researching your family’s genealogy? Do you need to work on a homework assignment? Do you want to know what’s going on at your library? Whatever your need–educational or recreational–your search for answers begin by checking out the library’s web page at www.PiersonLibrary.org. Check us out on Facebook too: www.facebook.com/PiersonLibrary. We’re always open for business.

Looking for something Spooky to read?  

With Halloween just a couple of weeks away, stop by and check out a few scary stories. Find a picture or chapter book with a Halloween or mystery theme to read-aloud at home. We have great mysteries and scary stories for all ages and interests. Not to mention our great selection of DVDs that that will get you into the Halloween spirit on a dark and stormy night. There’s nothing scarier than having nothing to read! Don’t be afraid to ask a staff person or library volunteer to help you find something to read, listen to, or watch.

Election Day is nigh

Fast on the heels of Halloween, Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Making an informed decision when casting your vote is the hallmark of our democracy. Whether you lean right or left or stand in the middle, your library can help you understand the candidates and issues better. We have many new books dealing with the economic issues facing our country and likewise, we have books that will provide you with biographical insights into the lives and times of the major presidential candidates. Additionally, we subscribe to local and national newspapers and magazines that will cover the campaigns from many differing viewpoints. If you want to explore the 2012 elections in depth, the library is the perfect place to start.

Ongoing Activities

Every Thursday at 10:30 am in the Children’s Room, join us for Musical Story Time with Mary Catherine Jones.

Do you enjoy words and games? If so, join us the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at 1 pm for an afternoon of Scrabble. Light refreshments are usually provided.

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