South Hero Library Announces New Name

Something amazing is happening in South Hero!  Several years ago, Dr. Ed Worthen inspired us by leaving the majority of his estate to start the funding for a new South Hero Library. Now, thanks to the enthusiasm and generosity of so many people in our community, the library is becoming a reality. 

In honor of Ed and in recognition that our community is supported by the big-heartedness of individuals, the Library Board of Trustees has named the new facility The Worthen Library.   Recently, board members took a tour of the new facility at #260 Route 2 in South Hero.  Everyone was wowed by the beauty and brightness of the new building.  It will be a wonderful place for Islanders of all ages to hang out.    Continue reading “South Hero Library Announces New Name”

South Hero Breaks Ground on New Library

The South Hero Library kicked off construction of its new home on Route 2 with a well-attended and festive ceremony on Saturday, July 21. We’d like to extend a big thank you to all who made it out, not least importantly, the dozens of members of the community who have enthusiastically thrown their support behind the effort. The new building would not be possible without you!

Shovel bearers at the South Hero Library groundbreaking ceremony
Shovel bearers at the South Hero Library ground breaking ceremony included (left to right): Ferris Giroux, Library patron; Gwyneth Hood, Library patron; Keagan Calkins, Library Director; Jason Broughton, Assistant State Librarian, Vermont Department of Libraries; Jude Scofield, South Hero resident; Ken Kowalewitz, Library Trustee; Senator Dick Mazza; Representative Ben Joseph; Developer Nate Hayward; Architect David Roy; Developer Matt Bartle

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Summer at the Library

Celebrate & Learn All Summer Long at the South Hero Library

With summer approaching, Islanders are eagerly making plans to get out of the house. Don’t miss the opportunity to fit some of the exciting upcoming events at the South Hero Library into your fun!  This year’s lineup includes a variety of programs that will appeal to every age group and many diverse interests. Continue reading “Summer at the Library”

Make Your Gift Go Further!

By Kenneth C. Kowalewitz

Chair, South Hero Library Foundation Board

Find the article on page two of The Islander!

This is an exciting time for South Hero and your public library! Over $1.3 million has been raised of the $1.5 million goal needed to break ground. As one volunteer said, “With less than $200,000 to go, the goal is so close you can almost smell the dirt on the shovel!” There is a way for you to not only help put that shovel in the ground but also make your money go further. Continue reading “Make Your Gift Go Further!”