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In Our Own Backyard Series 2020

Come join us for our fabulous lineup of speakers for the Spring 2020 season.  All speakers start at 7pm in the Community Room of the Library.  Free parking is available in front of and behind the Library – enter in the back of the Library after 7pm.  All events are free and open to the public!

THURSDAY, FEBRARY 13, 2020 - CHARLIE NARDOZZI

Charlie Nardozzi is an award winning, nationally recognized garden writer, speaker, radio, and television personality. He has worked for more than 30 years bringing expert gardening information to home gardeners through radio, television, talks, tours, on-line, and the printed page. Charlie delights in making gardening information simple, easy, fun and accessible to everyone.

THURSDAY, may 14, 2020 - jeff morris (starts at 3:30pm)

"Our Far West National Parks, 38 days and 10,417 Miles on the Road to Alaska.  I did it and you can, too!"  Jeff Morris will share his experiences and lessons learned for planning, packing and executing a summer trip to the US National Parks out west as well as Alaska.  

 

Friends of the Stowe Library 36th Annual Booksale Donations

The Friends of Stowe Free Library will be accepting donations for the 2020 sale starting on Agustu 15, 2019. 

Please remember that books should be in good, sellable condition and that Encyclopedias, Readers Digest Condensed Books, Textbooks, magazines or music cassettes are not accepted.  

Donations can be brought to the rear door of the Library during Library hours and left on the table at the foot of the half flight of stairs found to the left of the door. Call or email the library with questions, 802-253-4808 / [email protected], or ask any staff member when you come in to visit the refurbishment!

 As always we thank you for  your support!

     

SHOP LOCAL WITH A LIBRARY TOTE BAG!

Come in and check out the  Friends of the Stowe Free Library book bag.  Available during library hours at the Circulation Desk,  and at the Blue Donkey on the Mountain Road.  Ask a Librarian or a volunteer for yours today!  

A great way to carry home your newly purchased books and/or your library books.  Also great for groceries, gifts and farmers markets! 

The new books bags are co-sponsored by The Blue Donkey on the Mountain Road in Stowe.  

$12.00 each - all proceeds are used for increased children and adult programs and other library services. 

 

 

 

 

JOIN THE FRIENDS OF STOWE FREE LIBRARY

The Friends of Stowe Free Library foster close relationships between Stowe Free Library and the Stowe community by developing human and financial resources, sponsoring activities and programs, and promoting knowledge of Library resources.  Membership starts at $10 for an individual and $25 for a family.  Donations are tax deductible.  Volunteers are always welcome!  Stop by the Library for more information or fill out the form here:  application.  

 

 

About the Friends of the Stowe Free Library

The Friends of Stowe Free Library is a non-profit organization with the mission to help support the collections and programs of the Stowe Free Library. In particular, the mission of the Friends is to foster close relations between the Stowe Free Library and the Stowe community by developing human and financial resources, sponsoring activities and programs, and promoting knowledge of Library resources.

Since its inception in the spring of 2006, the Friends of the Library have provided much support to the Library, including::

  • Continued the successful summer book sale and added an ongoing book sale inside the Library
  • Provided the Library’s subscription to BookPage, the popular monthly book review magazine, free to our patrons
  • Provided area Museum and attraction passes, offering free or reduced admission to many sites
  • Continued to support In Our Own Backyard: Meet the Author series
  • Provided funds for the purchase of the library's DVD collection and e-book subscription for children
  • Expanded the Library’s children’s programming including supporting a summer intern to help with the children's programs
  • Raised significant funds through the Book sale and other special events for general library use
  • Co-sponsored the Stowe Performing Arts gazebo Concert series  held on the library lawn each summer

Contact the Friends at [email protected] for information on becoming a Friend, or download and fill out and mail in an application.

Meeting Minutes

Access Friends of the Libarary meeting minutes here.

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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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