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In Our Own Backyard Series

The Friends of Stowe Free Library have announced their 2016-2017 schedule for their In Our Own Backyard Series.

Thursday January 19th at 7pm An American music producer who lives in Vermont Jim Rooney will be speaking about his autobiography, In It for the Long Run: A Musical Odyssey.  Jim received a lifetime achievement award from the Americana Music Association in 2009 and is one of the founding members of the Newport Folk Festival and Club 47.  More details in this link.

Thursday, February 2nd at 7pm Charlie Nardozzi!  Charlie Nardozzi is an annual visit for our speaker series.  Challenged by a small landscape space?  Growing a garden is easier than you think!  Charlie's tips and techniques will explore options such as vertical gardening, use of containers, raised beds and "lasagna" gardening. 


Click here for upcoming event dates and details! 


Willem Lange visited the library in December and read his holiday tale, Favor Johnson.  Times Argus and Rutland Herald did an amazing video project on Willen Lange and featured him in our library.  Here is the link to the video.  







Celebrating 150 years

The earliest libraries in Stowe were subscription or membership libraries as was popular in the beginning of the nineteenth century. In 1866, the Stowe Free Library was founded with a donation of 51 books from a group of visiting summer artists and supplemented by a town appropriation of $100. Stowe was the first town in Vermont to appropriate a sum of money for library purposes under the state law of 1865.

After occupying several locations in the village, the library finally found a real home in the “new” town hall, the Akeley Memorial Building, in 1904. Seventy-seven years later, the library moved to the renovated old High School building at the corner of Pond and School Street.

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A new resource available to you1  The Learning Express Library has the most comprehenisive selection of academic and career-related resources available/  It features skill building tools for reading, writing, math and science.  There is a test preparartion for high school equivalency and college admissions exams.  The workplace resources include tools for job searching, exploring new careers and preparing for occupational licensing exams.  This is a center for everyone.  There are targeted learning centers providing patrons of all ages with easy, one sop access to relevant interactive tutorials, practice tests and eBooks. 

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There are many ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.Jacqueline Kennedy