The earliest libraries in Stowe were subscription or membership libraries as was popular in the beginning of the nineteenth century. In 1866, the Stowe Free Library was founded with a donation of 51 books from a group of visiting summer artists and supplemented by a town appropriation of $100. Stowe was the first town in Vermont to appropriate a sum of money for library purposes under the state law of 1865.
After occupying several locations in the village, the library finally found a real home in the “new” town hall, the Akeley Memorial Building, in 1904. Seventy-seven years later, the library moved to the renovated old High School building at the corner of Pond and School Street.
A new resource available to you1 The Learning Express Library has the most comprehenisive selection of academic and career-related resources available/ It features skill building tools for reading, writing, math and science. There is a test preparartion for high school equivalency and college admissions exams. The workplace resources include tools for job searching, exploring new careers and preparing for occupational licensing exams. This is a center for everyone. There are targeted learning centers providing patrons of all ages with easy, one sop access to relevant interactive tutorials, practice tests and eBooks.