5376 Shelburne Road, Shelburne

802-985-5124 (Mon., Wed. & Fri.: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Tues. & Thurs.: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat.: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun.: Closed)

News from Pierson Library

Summer reading 2021 preview

Summer reading has hit the Pierson Library, and this year we’ve got something for everyone. This summer’s statewide theme is “Tails and Tales,” and as we re-emerge from the pandemic, the library will host events for all ages and comfort levels. Whether you’re looking for books to bring along as you begin adventuring again, or a title to transport you from the comfort of your own hammock, we aim to be your summer source for good reads and lots of local, free fun.

Summer kids programming

Beginning Saturday, June 19, families can book time in our library creative space to make weekly crafts, take part in townwide treasure hunts or join us at socially distant events, both indoors and out. Explore our website to register for summer reading, and check out our full roster of kid’s events.

We urge ambitious young readers to set a summer reading goal, and stop in to the library to pick up a reading log. Record the books you read each week as you work toward your summer reading goal, and redeem your reading log at the end of the summer for a free creemee.

All redeemed logs will be entered in a prize drawing to win $100 gift certificate to either the Flying Pig or Shelburne Country Store.

We’ll hold a prize drawing for readers in grades k-5, and another for readers in grades 6-12. Stop by the library on or after June 19 to pick up a reading log, and be sure to return it by closing on Saturday, Aug. 14 to be entered to win.

Pierson adult programming

Thanks to the Friends of the Pierson Library, we’re re-launching our adult summer program as well. Kicking off on Tuesday, July 6, and running through Aug. 14, we’ll explore a different theme in keeping with “Tails and Tales” each week.

Themes include the birds and the bees, animals in art and culture, wild Vermont, there’s something in the water, and all in the family.

The first 10 patrons to register will receive a coupon for one free book from the friend’s booksale shelves. Participants will also receive a mini journal to use throughout the summer, while supplies last.

Each week participants will receive a newsletter featuring theme related books, craft kits, do-it-yourself projects, videos and various learning resources. There will be a prize drawing each week. To be eligible for the Friday prize, participants must submit one book review each Friday by 3 p.m.

The review can be from any time. The first prize is a $25 gift card to the Birds of Vermont Museum shop.

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