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Friends of the Stowe Free Library Meeting Minutes

Friends of the Stowe Free Library Board Meeting March 7, 2019 Akeley Memorial Building 67 Main Street   Present: Louise Thompson, Bonnie Knight, Sally Nolan, Ronna Ziegel, Carol Stevens, Connie Carrino, Sue Gilkey, Cindy Weber, Kelley Spear, Margot Hall Meeting was called to order by Chair, Ronna Ziegel at 3:35 PM. The meeting minutes of January 10, 2019 were accepted.  Carol Stevens made the motion, seconded by Connie Carrino. Ronna Ziegel welcomed Sue Gilkey as a new Member at Large of the Board. She will be voted in at the Annual Meeting on May 9. Library Director’s Report - Cindy Weber: Cindy reported on the progress to date in

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Children and Yound Adult Award Winning Titles 2018

The American Library Association announced the 2019 Book Awards for Children and Young Adults   The Randolph Caldecott Medal is given for the most distinguished American picture book for children, this award went to: Hello Lighthouse written and illustrated by Sophie Blackall.   The John Newbery Medal is given for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature, this award went to: Merci Suarez changes gears by Meg Medina.   The Michael L. Printz Award is given for excellence in literature for young adults, this award went to: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevdeo.   The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award is given for most distinguished informational book for children, this went

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We are open at the Akeley Building!

Dear Stowe Community, We wanted to update you on the status of the library, our new temporary location, and possible timeline. Here's the rundown: On Monday, December 10th a sprinkler pipe broke in our attic space.  A piece of the pipe blew off and allowed water to stream out.  This went on for approximately 30 minutes before the fire department shut off the waterline to stop the flow.  During those minutes water rained down into the Helen Day Art Center's gallery ceiling, walls and floor then it continued it's path through the Library's ceiling, walls and floor to the basement.  The Library lost

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