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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New Library Groundbreaking

The South Hero Library will break ground on a new, 5,500 square foot library at 260 US Rte. 2 at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2018. All are invited to join in the celebration.

“We are excited about the progress we have made in securing the support of our community,” said Ken Kowalewitz, head of the Library Board of Trustees and the South Hero Library Foundation. “Groundbreaking is possible in large part because of Dr. Edward Worthen, our major benefactor. Now we need to match his generosity with $165,000 to complete the $1.5 million funding to build the Library for our community. You can help put us over the top with your gift and ensure that our community has a well-equipped space. We have decided to begin construction because we are keenly aware of rising construction costs. This celebration of our new Library allows our summer as well as year-round residents to join in this important step in our history.” Continue reading “New Library Groundbreaking”

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”