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       New Adult Fiction

               (Last Updated on 7/10/20)

Afterlife Alvarez, Julia,
Conjure women Atakora, Afia,
Walk the wire Baldacci, David,
The vanishing half Bennett, Brit,
Godshot Bieker, Chelsea,
Furmidable foes Brown, Rita Mae,
Tom Clancy firing point Maden, Mike,
Fair warning Connelly, Michael,
Wrath of Poseidon Cussler, Clive,
The goodbye man Deaver, Jeffery,
Love Doyle, Roddy,
The Somerset girls Foster, Lori,
Fake truth Goldberg, Lee,
Camino winds Grisham, John,
Take a hint, Dani Brown Hibbert, Talia,
Miss Austen Hornby, Gill,
The persuasion Johansen, Iris,
The mist Ragnar Jónasson,
The book of longings Kidd, Sue Monk,
If it bleeds King, Stephen,
The talented Mr. Varg McCall Smith, Alexander,
The last blue Morley, Isla.
Brunch and other obligations Nugent, Suzanne,
Night. Sleep. Death. The Stars. Oates, Joyce Carol,
Dead land Paretsky, Sara,
The summer house Patterson, James,
Revenge Patterson, James,
The 20th victim Patterson, James,
Hush Patterson, James,
One fatal flaw Perry, Anne,
Chosen ones Roth, Veronica,
Masked prey Sandford, John,
Daddy's girls Steel, Danielle,
The wedding dress Steel, Danielle,
All adults here Straub, Emma,
Redhead by the side of the road Tyler, Anne,
Bombshell Woods, Stuart,


Updated on June 30, 2020 at 10:50 am

Hello all!

Just a note to let you know that we are thinking of you and to keep you abreast of any COVID developments.

The Vermont Department of Libraries' latest note on the reopening of libraries states: "Each Vermont public library has the power to make decisions on if and how to provide services under the advisement of the library board and stakeholders such as the municipality and community leaders (if applicable). Libraries should weigh the potential vulnerability of community members, staff, and participating volunteers when deciding how to proceed."

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has been performing studies on the possibility of spread of COVID through contamination of library materials. The latest test shows that it is highly advisable to quarantine items for at least 72 hours. We are currently following a stringent process of wiping each returned item down with alcohol and then quarantining items for the recommended amount. Thus, allowing the public to enter the building and allow "browsing" of the library materials, would make it physically impossible to sanitize every item that is potentially contaminated.

The Library Board is aware of the potential risk to the public and staff and has made the decision to keep the library closed to the public at this time. The Board will be meeting in a few weeks to discuss the continued risks of COVID and any possible reopening plans. We support and agree with the decisions of the Board, yet are saddened that we are still unable to open the library to the public.

As a reminder, we are offering curbside service (see our website, call or email us), e-resources (see our website), and free wi-fi (on the Library porch and grounds).

There is a lot of confusion and angst about what is the best way to handle the COVID situation. Library leaders are continuing to discuss on many different platforms the best way to proceed. Currently, most libraries are providing curbside and will do so for the foreseeable future. Very few libraries have opened to the public, and they are all experiencing logistical concerns and staff anxiety.

Meanwhile, the Library staff and I are busy working on adding items to the collection, working on planned in-house projects, and filling curbside requests. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns, [email protected] or 253-6145. Our current library hours are Monday through Friday, 9 to 5.

Thank you for your patience in this unusual time. Stay well!


Cindy Weber, SFL Director


Friends of the Stowe Free Library Updates


36th Annual Book Sale Canceled

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak we have sadly come to the decision to cancel the 2020 36th annual Book Sale in July.  At this time no book donations are being accepted for the inside book sale or the 2021 books sale.  Thank you for all of your support!

Call or email the library with questions, 802-253-4808 / [email protected]

 As always we thank you for your support!

2021 Spring Speaker Series 

In Our Own Backyard

Please stay tuned!  We have tentatively planned an exciting set of speakers for fall 2020!

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