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GREEN MOUNTAIN GIRLS: WOMEN OF THE LONG TRAIL

                                              

On March 16, 2017 at 7pm Reidum Nuquist will be at the Stowe Free Library to talk about her book “Green Mountain Girls: Women of the Long Trail”. Using old and recent photographs, Reidun will discuss some of the remarkable women who have hiked the Long Trail, done trail work, and helped steer the Green Mountain Club. Come join us and learn about the famous Flapper, the Three Musketeers, and the first woman to climb Mount Rainier.

Reidun Nuquist grew up skiing and hiking in Norway. She has been an active member of the Green Mountain Club since 1970. A Long Trail end-to-ender, she is a trail worker and, with her husband Andrew, has led over 300 outings for the GMC. She has served on the GMC board of directors and as president of the GMC's Montpelier Section. She is a frequent writer on club and Long Trail history. A retired librarian, she spent her career at the Vermont Historical Society and the University of Vermont's Bailey/Howe Library.

A FREE TALK – Light Refreshments Served

For more information, call the library: 253-6145 or email librarian@stowelibrary.org

 

DON'T FORGET THE FRIENDS OF THE STOWE FREE LIBRARY ONGOING INSIDE BOOK SALE!

Did you know that in addition to the annual summer book sale the Friends of the Stowe Free Library has an ongoing book sale that runs year round inside the Library?  Cookbooks, large "coffee table" books, bestsellers and DVDs are available for all ages.  The sale is located next to the library circulation desk and books may be purchased during regular library hours. Hardcover books are $2.00 and paperback books and DVD's are $1.00.  All proceeds support the library as well as children and adult programs!

 

2017 BOOK SALE DONATIONS NEEDED!

 The Friends are continuing to collect books for the ongoing inside book sale as well as the annual summer book sale starting July 6, 2017. Bring clean, gently used book donations to the rear door of the library and down the stairs immediately to the right. CDs and DVDs are also accepted.

Encyclopedias, Reader's Digest Condensed books, textbooks, magazines, videos and cassette tapes are not accepted. These can be donated at the recycling center at the town transfer station. 

All proceeds from the book sales are used for increased children and adult programs and other library services. 

 

 

FALL 2016 FUNDRAISING DRIVE!

In October the Friends started their annual Fall fundraising drive to continue to help support the library’s valuable programs and holdings such as baby and toddler story times, museum and state park passes, DVD’s and the new travel book selection!  

                                                         

If you are a Stowe resident, you may have already received a letter in the mail. If you are from away, the letter is linked below. 

From near or far, your contributions, big or small, are welcomed.  Please consider becoming a Friend of the Stowe Free Library today. Download this form and either mail to the library or stop by and drop it off!  

Please make checks payable to Friends of Stowe Free Library- FSFL, PO Box 1029, Stowe VT 05672

 

2017 FRIENDS OF THE STOWE FREE LIBRARY BOOK SALE DATES ANNOUNCED

Plan ahead!  The 2017 Friends book sale, the 33rd!, will start on Thursday, July 6th at 9:00am.  The sale will run through Sunday, July 23rd.  

The Friends are always looking for volunteers to help set up the book sale, take a shift (two hours) during the sale and to help take down the book sale. Student's can earn community service hours for volunteering!

Many hands make light work - check back in June for contact information for volunteering. 

 

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 friends@stowelibrary.org for information on becoming a Friend, or download ans fill out and mail in an application.

Meeting Minutes

Access Friends of the Libarary meeting minutes here.

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