Library News

From left Pierson Library volunteers Betty Mayer and Lisa McCullough say goodbye to Public Services Assistant Linda Huntington at a farewell party in her honor last Wednesday in Shelburne.

Recognition of Linda Huntington and Library Volunteers

Members of the Board of Trustees of the Pierson Library and the staff joined together on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 12 to bid a fond farewell to Linda Huntington, the Public Services Assistant, and to thank volunteers for their dedicated service throughout the year. The Trustees  presented Linda with a beautifully embroidered shawl, just perfect for the winter nights on Cape Cod where she has relocated. 

You can be sure to receive an invitation to next year’s party by volunteering for a morning, afternoon, or occasional Saturday shift at the Library.  Volunteers are always welcome.

News for our youngest readers

We will be showing a holiday favorite movie about a dream train en route to the North Pole in the youth area on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 3:15 pm.  Come gather around the screen and enjoy refreshments while watching the movie. 

If you are a young reader wondering what book to read during your holiday vacation – or one who is still shopping for a youngster – Katie B.  highly recommends “Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs as retold by Mo Willems.” This original and amusing new version of an old classic, written by a three time Caldicott Honor winner, is sure to delight youngsters age four and older.

Due to school closings, there will be no story time on Dec.27, but the program will resume early in the new year.

Donations for the Shelburne Community Food Shelf

The Library is still collecting books and donations for the Shelburne Community Food Shelf.  Our patrons have been very generous, but we are still in need of books for middle school and young adult readers.  Please drop off a book or a donation the next time you visit the Library.

Pierson Holiday Hours

The Library will be closed on Monday, Dec. 24, Tuesday, Dec. 25, Monday, Dec. 31, and Tuesday, Jan. 1 so the staff may celebrate the holidays.  If you are planning to curl up with a good book during these winter evenings at the close of 2012, plan ahead and visit the library soon.  We have all of The 10 Best Books of 2012 chosen by The New York Times, and most of their 100 most notable books of the year.

Amazon Best Books of the Month, August 2011

Set during the hazy, enchanting, and martini-filled world of New York City circa 1938, “Rules of Civility” follows three friends–Katey, Eve, and Tinker–from their chance meeting at a jazz club on New Year’s Eve through a year of enlightening and occasionally tragic adventures. Tinker orbits in the world of the wealthy; Katey and Eve stretch their few dollars out each evening on the town. While all three are complex characters, Katey is the story’s shining star. She is a fully realized heroine, unique in her strong sense of self amidst her life’s continual fluctuations. Towles’ writing also paints an inviting picture of New York City, without forgetting its sharp edges. Reminiscent of Fitzgerald, “Rules of Civility” is full of delicious sentences you can sit back and savor (most appropriately with a martini or two).

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