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Our letter to you

Dear Friends:

I am Shara McCaffrey, your new Director of the Pope Memorial Library.  I am thrilled with my new position and want to tell you that wonderful things are happening here at the Pope.

Despite her retirement last November, former Director Dee Palmer, “unretired” in January to fill the position of Youth Services Librarian once Marilyn McDowell left to pursue other endeavors. Dee retires for good at the end of this year but, thankfully, will still be a strong presence here. 

We have been busy.  The Pope offered a full series of youth programs including the “Oceans of Possibilities” art class by local artist Jennifer Louise.  Kevin Clarkson gave his “802 Reptiles” program and there was also “Magic at the Library” with magician Tom Joyce.  These along with our summer reading programs and story hours were fun for our young patrons and their parents alike.

Our Community Center is active with art classes, a Tai Chi group, music practices, community and health support group meetings, regular Red Cross Blood Drives and other events. There is ample space available for community use and enjoyment and for private meetings and festivities.

We also offer the newest bestsellers, audio and video media, large print editions and popular periodicals and newspapers.  We have computers to access the web and a dedicated children’s room.  The Pope is a place for all to share ideas in a beautiful building with a welcoming, safe atmosphere. Please stop in and take advantage of all the important things going on at the Pope. 

July saw the return of our most popular fund raiser, the Spirits of Vermont!  In May, we prepared and served a Community Dinner.  We sold books, plants and baked goods on Memorial Day, ran the ice cream booth at the Danville Fair in August and sold books and breads at “Autumn on the Green” this October. Danville’s fine community spirit was on full display at all these events, and we send our thanks to all our many volunteers and supporters of our fundraising efforts.

However, we cannot rely on fundraisers and volunteers alone. We must also ask you to give generously in support of the Pope.  Your gifts assure that we can enhance our collections, offer media in multiple formats, keep up our historic buildings, update our technology and improve programming. 

This year you can contribute two ways: submit a check by mail using the enclosed envelope or donate online by going to our website,, clicking  on “Donations” or go directly to where you can give a one-time gift or specify a monthly sustaining amount using your debit or credit card. 

With sincere gratitude, as always, we thank you for your continued support!

                                 Library Director Shara Mccaffrey and the Board of Trustees

  •  Donations of books are always welcome.  If you have more than two boxes, please contact the Library Director at 802-684-2256 or We hold book sales on Memorial Day and at the Danville fair.  Books will be reviewed for addition to our collection before being sold. Please ensure books are in good condition and please do not include encyclopedias, textbooks, or magazines.
  • If you would like to donate your time, please stop by the library to talk with Shara Mccaffrey.
  • Monetary donations are appreciated any time.  Checks can be sent to:

Pope Memorial Library
PO Box 260
Danville, VT  05828

or online

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