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Friends of the Stowe Library is hosting a fundraiser at Over the Wall, Stowe’s newest restaurant, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 5pm to 7pm. All donations will go to support the Library.

Over the Wall focuses on a combination of LatinX and Asian foods. Come and checkout the new restaurant, try some samples, enjoy some drinks and donate generously to support the Library’s to be purchased collection!

Over the Wall is located at 2160 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672.


2019 Book Sale


Friends of the Stowe Library 35th Annual Booksale Donations

The Friends of Stowe Free Library are in dire need of your used books for this year’s summer sale. Donations will be accepted starting on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.  This is the first day the Library will be back home.  Donations will be accepted until mid to late June. 

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.  This year’s sale, the 35th Annual Sale, will open on the porch of the Library on July 9th at 9am, and run through July 28th. Hours will be dawn to dusk. 

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!



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. 





Annual Meeting with Special Guest Speaker Rusty DeWees

Join the Friends of the Stowe Free Library at 4pm in the newly resopened Stowe Free Library on May 9, 2019 for a talk with local actor, producer and writer Rusty DeWees. Rusty was born in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. When still in grade school, his parents moved Rusty and his sister to Stowe, Vermont.

In addition to real-world work in the trades (landscaping, truck driving, concrete contracting and more), he actively pursued and was involved in theatre throughout high school and college. Following follow up on these early experiences, he relocated to New York City where he studied theatre and worked as the personal assistant to William Doyle and family. During this period, Rusty acted in scores of notable roles off-Broadway as well as television, film, and dozens of national (and international) commercials. Following a hunch as well as his muse, Rusty returned to Vermont and developed his "The Logger" comedy character.

Recently, Rusty has expanded his horizon to include writing with two books: Scrawlins, a compilation of Rusty's columns for syndicated and regional newspapers and Scrawlins Two, a sequel. He produces, writes, directs, provides voice talent and often musical accompaniment for radio and television spots throughout New England.

In the past few years, Rusty has been a speaker at corporate and non-profit team motivational events, K-12 and collegiate events and more...weaving rich comedic, entrepreneurial, real life experience into a moving, often spontaneous tapestry that is intriguing to experience as it is familiar and inclusive.

This is a free event and open to the public. 




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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