News from the Pierson Library

Pierson-Tile-Logo-4cHelp Staff the Children’s Room. The Pierson Library eagerly seeks a community-minded, youth-friendly, dynamic individual to help staff the Children’s Room and assist with youth programming. The ideal candidate will be comfortable interacting with large groups of youth and their parents in an active atmosphere. This part-time position requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills, familiarity with the stages of childhood development, knowledge of youth literature, and computer skills. A Bachelor’s degree is required. If you are able to work eight hours a week spread over three week days at $12 per hour, meet the qualifications, and are interested in applying, please submit a cover letter and resume to Lara Keenan, library director, via email at or mail them to her at the Pierson Library, 5376 Shelburne Road. More information about the position can be found at The application deadline is Sept. 16.

Celebrate the Freedom to Read. The Pierson Library is continuing its celebration of the Freedom to Read throughout the month of September. Look for our special display of banned books. You may be surprised by some of the books that have been banned. This week Reggie Condra, circulation assistant, is pictured reading Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse Five,” originally published in 1969 when it immediately came under scrutiny but soon became a 20th-century classic. In response to having his book banned, Vonnegut said, “All these people talk so eloquently about getting back to good old-fashioned values. Well, as an old poop I can remember back to when we had those old-fashioned values, and I say let’s get back to the good old-fashioned First Amendment of the good old-fashioned Constitution of the United States . . . ”

Sept-2-T-LibraryStreamline independent films for free with your library card. The Pierson Library offers you free access to award-winning independent movies, shorts, documentaries, and web series from around the world. Browse over 1600 independent films on Indieflix to watch on your computer, smartphone, iPad, Android tablet, Roku, and many other web-enabled devices.

  • Search for films by genre, intended audience, film festival (e.g. Sundance), or country.
  • Film-festival hits — View films from major festivals all over the world, including Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more!
  • Find the right film for you — Sort by language, genre, or film length with easy-to-use filters
  • Support filmmakers — Viewing films on IndieFlix directly supports the filmmakers who made them

Simply log on to the library website ( and click on Indieflix under databases on the left side of the page. The rest is easy and self-explanatory.

We need some helping hands! In the short term, we are looking for volunteers who would like to help out with the Friends of the Pierson Library Book Sale over Columbus Day weekend. Volunteers for set up are needed on Thursday, Oct. 10, and this does require some heavy lifting. More volunteers are needed on Friday, Oct.11 from 9 am to 1 pm to unpack and arrange books in the Town Gymnasium and from 5:30 to 7 pm to help with the preview sale. Volunteers are also needed on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 9am to 5pm and on Sunday, Oct. 13 from 10am to 3pm to help with sales and from 3:30pm on Sunday to repack the unsold items and load them on the truck. You may sign up at the front desk of the library.

If you have free time on a more regular basis, consider volunteering at the library for a regular shift at the circulation desk. Just ask for a volunteer application the next time you visit. We’d appreciate your help!

We love to loan our materials to you, but we ask that you treat them gently. Sometimes DVDs come back scratched and book pages are dog-eared or food-stained. Enjoy our materials, but please be careful.

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