Library Hours

Monday 10:00 AM –  NOON
Tuesday   7:00 PM –  9:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM –  5:00 PM
7:00 PM –  9:00 PM
Thursday   7:00 PM –  9:00 PM
Friday   10:00 AM – NOON
Saturday  10:00 AM – NOON




Town Hill Road

Town Hill Road

Children's Area

Children’s Area



(802) 492-3410

Shrewsbury Library NEW Web Link


Library Board Agenda JAN 2015
Library Board Agends 12-15-2015


2015-01-13 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting
2015-02-10 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting
2015-04-15 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting
Library Annual Meeting May 12 2015
2015-06-16 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting
2015-07-14 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting
2015-09-08 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting
2015-10-13 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting
2015-11-15 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting
2016-03-08 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting
2016-04-12 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting

Shrewsbury Library Annual Meeting May 10, 2016

2016-07-12 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting






 Have you heard?
 The Shrewsbury Library
will soon be offering 
downloadable audio books and eBooks

any time, anywhere at
At this website you can checkout and download…

Adobe EPUB eBooks 
Adobe PDF eBooks

 OverDrive WMA Audiobooks

OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks


To checkout and download you need…
A valid library card Internet access

  • A computer or device that meets the system requirements for the type(s) of materials you wish to download
  • Free software for the computer or device on which you wish to use the materials available at this site




We’re very pleased to announce that the full slate of officers and trustees was elected at the Annual Meeting. Officers are: President: JOAN ALESHIRE; Vice-President & Assistant Treasurer: LISA SHARROW; Secretary (Recording & Corresponding): GAIL HARTIGAN; Treasurer: DEBBIE BLECICH. Thanks to everyone for continuing to serve!


We welcome back DONNA SWARTZ (and DICK) from their winter in Arizona!


We remember our good friend CARL KAVANAUGH, who died last month, and send our sympathy to his family. Carl was always ready to help, not hesitating to plunge into our septic holding tank to fix the blockage when needed. His great energy and good humor will be sorely missed.


MANY THANKS to PENELOPE WEISS for an fascinating presentation about her “Spirit Dolls” on April 21st. Beautiful photographs of these pieces, created by Penelope and her husband, John Davis, are on display in the Meeting Room.


MANY THANKS to ESZTI TOTH, Rotary Exchange Student from Hungary for an engaging talk on the history, geography, culture, and language of her home country on May 12th. Thanks to BARRY GRIFFITH for making the program possible, and to RANDALL BARCLAY for IT support at the crucial moment.


THANKS to MARK & CONNIE YOUNGSTROM and the Vermont Center for EcoStudies for Chris Rimmer’s presentation on songbird migration on May 19th. Groups who want to use the Library Meeting Room should contact Lisa Sharrow: ( about availability and guidelines.


JOHN WOOD (WOODY) is beginning work on the Library’s south wall to replace the windows and insulation. It may get a little noisy, but the Library will stay open!


Coming Events:

Friday, June 2 @ 7:30 p.m.: ADVANCED DIRECTIVES with MARK NEALY of RAVNA & HOSPICE. Learn about this end-of-life protection; bring your questions and concerns. In the Meeting Room; please come early to make sure of a place.


Saturday, July 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: CHARLIE PAQUIN, experimental archaeologist, returns


Continuing Programs:

Sunday, June 18 @ 4 p.m.: FAMOUS BOOKS BOOK CLUB: Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel: The second novel in this powerful series about Thomas Cromwell, adviser to Henry VIII. Books will be available in the library. Please call Joan for more copies: 492-3550.


Sunday, June 25 @ 7 p.m.: SCIENCE BOOK CLUB: Best Science and Nature Writing 2016, edited by Amy Stewart and Tim Folger. The first discussion will still be: Sunday, June 25th. Please call Joan if copies run out: 492-3550.



New Books include:

Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout: the newest novel in linked stories by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Olive Kittredge. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the Modern FBI by David Grann: Riveting history by the author of The Lost City of Z.

Never Out of Season: How Having the Food We Want When We Want It Threatens Our Food

Supply and Our Future by Rob Daum: A localvore manifesto.Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes: An excavation of recent events by two reporters who set out to write what they thought would be a success story.

Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy by Anne Lamott: A short meditation on spiritual growth by this popular author.


New DVDs include:

Manchester by the Sea: Contemporary New England drama with Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams, directed by Kenneth Lonergan.

LaLa Land with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone: The almost-Oscar-winner for Best Picture.

I Am Not Your Negro: The brilliant documentary based on James Baldwin’s life and last writings.


— Submitted by Joan Aleshire