Our new library opened on September 14th, 2019 and welcomed visitors and patrons following a ribbon cutting ceremony with distinguished guest speaker and Shelburne resident, Governor Madeline Kunin. “Libraries still send one message – access to knowledge,” she said. “People place value in a community on intellectual growth and a community gathering place.”
The Library is a partner with the Shelburne Craft School, hosting free, community based programs such as the Inclusive, Accessible Family Art and Craft Program.
We are proud to collaborate with the Shelburne Craft School a special course: Forest to Furniture. Throughout the course of the two-day program, you’ll build a rustic table or bench with metal legs out of a piece of slab wood from a tree grown on the Farm. Begin your experience by exploring and learning about the source of your table or bench — the Shelburne Farms forest. Select your wood and learn how to craft it into a personalized table or bench for your home. Lessons will cover hand tools, power tools, and the uses of oil and water-based finishes. Prior woodworking experience is helpful, but not necessary.
Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire and cultivate learning for a sustainable future. That means learning that helps students build a healthy future for their communities and the planet. Our home campus is a 1,400-acre working farm, forest, and National Historic Landmark.
We care about the sustainability and quality of life on earth. We care about young people having hope for the future. We believe that sustainability is grounded in individual awareness and action in our own communities.
Our mission is to cultivate and advance the arts and creativity throughout Vermont.
The Council is committed to building a Vermont where art, culture, and creativity are at the heart of our communities. Engagement with the arts transforms individual lives, connects people more deeply to each other, energizes the economy, and sustains the vibrant cultural landscape that makes Vermont a great place to live. Three priorities currently guide the Council’s grant-making and programs:
-expanding arts opportunities
-cultivating creative placemaking
-energizing Vermont’s creative economy