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BOT Minutes September 6, 2019

Stowe Free Library Minutes of Board of Trustees Meeting September 6th, 2019 Present: D.Witmer(Chair), C. Maison Kastner, K.Kaufman, C. Lusk, K.Spear, S.Gaines, C.Weber (Director) Absent: D.Johannesen Call to order:  8:00a.m. Friends Report: In Our Own Backyard Programing is scheduled until February.  Friends’ Annual Meeting will be in May,2020.  The book sale earned just under $18,000. The porch sale will go on for a few more weeks.  Treasurers Report:  There is $22,722 in the Development Account and $29,801 in the Operating Account.  Endowment Fund/Property Purchase Discussion:  Discussion about what is happening at present with the Endowment Fund.  Cindy provided samples of spending policies from a library listserv. The Town

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Fall Happenings in the Kids Section

Happy September! I wanted to draw your attention to some of our fantastic youth programs happening this fall! Our storytime schedule starts the week of September 9th.  On Mondays, from 10am - 11am, we are offering a "Toddler Dance Party" with Ms. Rachel, from AB2.  This is a new program for us and offers young learners and opportunity to use movement to strengthen brain development and motor skills.  Ms. Rachel offers toddlers an opportunity to move their bodies, to learn musical and movement concepts and to do an obstacle course with sensory stimulation. On Fridays from 10:15am - 11:15am, Ms. Sally will be

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Ms. Molly's Picks for August 2019

As your new Youth Librarian, I'd like to say thank you to everyone for your warm welcome.  I have always loved the Stowe community and am looking forward to getting to know you all as the year progresses. I couldn't think of a better way for you to get to know more about me than for me to recommend to you a few of my favorite books! Picture Books Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown All Lucy Bear wants is a pet.  Then, one day, she finds an ADORABLE little boy who she thinks will make the perfect pet.  She names him Squeaker

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Coming this Fall: Makerspace Academy

Join us on Tuesday, August 27th from 3 - 4pm for our Makerspace Kick-Off Party! One of the exciting new additions to our afterschool program this fall is our Makerspace Academy (Tuesdays 3 - 4pm) and Open Makerspace (Thursdays 3 -4pm).  Our Makerspace Academy will teach students in grades K-12 how to use our makerspace technology and our Open Makerspace will allow students free time to invent and create with that technology.  If you are a parent, you might be asking "Wait, Ms. Molly, what exactly is a makerspace?" A makerspace provides children with a creative, hands-on opportunity to design, experiment and invent

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