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

2019-04-19 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting



CALLING ALL WRITERS (poets, fiction writers, memoirists)!

     JOAN ALESHIRE and PENELOPE WEISS invite you to join


FIRST MEETING, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16th from 4 to 5:30 p.m.


We’ll decide then how often to meet, and may change the date, if late afternoon on Tuesdays won’t work for most.

Please call Joan (492-3550) or Penelope (492-3345) if you’re interested.






We’re delighted to welcome DAPHNE LEA HEMMER to the Library Board of Trustees! Daphne is well-known in town as a Visiting Nurse, and to the Library, not only as a patron but as the mother of two former Junior Librarians and Youth Trustees: ALEX and ROBERTA HEMMER. Support for our Library is clearly a Hemmer family tradition; thanks to all!


At the same time as we’re adding a trustee, we’re sorry to lose RILEY MILLER as our current Youth Trustee. Riley is a great reader, and has volunteered to help at the Library on Wednesday afternoons after school. THANK YOU, RILEY!


We are now looking for a new Youth Trustee: a Middle or High School student who loves to read and is interested in working with adult volunteer trustees to run a small vibrant public library. The Student Trustee should have time to attend Board meetings on the second Tuesday of every month; staff (with an adult present) during Library hours twice a month; and help the Children’s Committee with

with various activities. If you’re interested, please contact a member of the Nominating Committee: Gail Hartigan (492-3605), Trish Norton (492-3653) or

Lisa Sharrow (492-3753).


MANY THANKS to everyone who helped make the Annual Haystack Dinner & Street Dance a great success: especially DONNA, the master-mind & chef, and LISA, the set-up genius; and everyone who donated and prepped vegetables; baked great desserts; and washed and cleaned up afterwards. SPECIAL THANKS to MARCOS & THE COMMUNITY BAND for the gift of music that got us on our feet and dancing in the dark! And THANKS to everyone who supported the Library by coming out that evening!


CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who worked to make Shrewsbury Day a great success! THANKS to DORIS PERRY and LISA SHARROW for the Library display; and to MARGE BENINI and ELIJAH LACHANCE for staffing our table.


Coming Events:

Saturday, September 28 from 9am to 2pm: ANNUAL BOOK & BAKE SALE!

We welcome gently used books, DVDs, video- and audio-tapes right up to that morning. No encyclopedias or textbooks; no damaged or moldy items, please!


Friday, October 18 @ 7:30 pm: “NEWS THAT STAYS NEWS”: POETRY NIGHT with Joan Aleshire, Yvonne Daley, Caitlin Gildrien, Tom Smith, and Penelope Weiss. Hear poems by local writers (some your friends and neighbors)!


Continuing Programs:

Sunday, October 20 @ 4 pm: FAMOUS BOOKS BOOK CLUB: The Whore’s Child by Richard Russo: Short Stories by a contemporary master, author also of Empire Falls and Nobody’s Fool. Books are available at the Library; please call Joan if you need more copies: 492-3550.


Sunday, October 27 @ 4 pm: SCIENCE BOOK CLUB: The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku: Speculations by this provocative thinker. Books are available at the Library; please call Joan if you need more: 492-3550.


QUILTERS’ GROUP: Usually Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Library. Please call Donna Swartz to be sure: 773-7403.


Friday, October 4 @ 7 pm: SHAKESPEARE MOVIE NIGHT: King Lear with Anthony Hopkins. Please see Michael Flanigan’s ad in this issue.


New Books include:

Grinnell: America’s Environmental Pioneer and His Restless Drive to Save the West by John Taliaferro.

The Last Ocean: A Journey Through Memory and Forgetting by Nicci Gerrard: Part moving memoir of the author’s mother’s last years, part social history.

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly: A popular novel about the home front in WWII.

The Way Through the Woods: On Mushrooms and Mourning by Litt Woon Long, a beautiful, unusual memoir about grief and learning from the natural world.


New DVDs include:

BookSmart: Funny, moving, true to the lives of contemporary teenaged girls.

Echo in the Canyon: Laurel Canyon music-makers in the 1970’s: a documentary.

The Biggest Little Farm: A wonderful documentary about a family and their farm.




 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