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Friends of the Stowe Free Library Focus on: In Our Own Backyard

Donations for the collection material recovery from the recent sprinkler damage can be made to:

Friends of the Stowe Free Library
PO Box 1029
Stowe, VT 05672

Checks only, please.  

Book Sale Note:

The 2019 Book Sale will be held July 9, 2019 through July 28, 2019.  Until the Library is back home, please continue to hold all summer book sale donations.  We anticiapte that we will be able to start accepitng donations in May.   

May 9, 2019

Annual Meeting with Guest Speaker Rusty DeWees

Join the Friends of the Stowe Free Library at 4pm in the newly re-opened 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. In 1968, when still in grade school his parents moved Rusty and his sister to Stowe, Vermont where they both attended "old Yeller", then the local school and now the Helen Day Memorial Library and Art Center. 

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 for the late William J. Doyle, owner of William Doyle Galleries an auction house in New York City. 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. Rusty donates a great deal of time to organizations throughout the state.

This is a free event and open to the public. 

 The Friends of Stowe Free Library is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, supporting library resources, activities and programs. For information visit

Closing for the Move HOME!

We will be closed starting on Wednesday, April 17th as we prepare to make our move HOME!!


REturns can be made

At the original Library in the back

or on the front steps

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