Friends of the Library
Many of you have recently received the Friends of the Stowe Free Library annual letter in the mail to raise funds for the Stowe Free Library’s collections and programs. This fundraiser is especially poignant this year after the sprinkler malfunction significantly damaged not only the building but part of the Library’s collection, computers and furniture.
Many of you are asking what you can do to help and where donations can be sent. Donations can be sent to the Friends and will go directly to the Library to help rebuild the collection and continue supporting programs and activities.
The Friends have been supporting the Library since 2006 and is a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization with the mission 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.
Donations (checks only please, made out to the Friends of the Stowe Free Library) can be sent to:
Friends of the Stowe Free Library
PO Box 1029
Stowe, VT 05672
2019 Book Sale
The Friends Annual Summer Book Sale will be held in July 2019 as usual. Exact dates will be announced later this spring. However, we ask that you hold onto your book donations until the building is back up and running and open to the public.
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.
IN OUR OWN BACKYARD: CHARLIE NARDOZZI
Gardening for Problem Places
FEBRUARY 14, 2019
Join the Friends of the Stowe Free Library at 7pm on the 3rd floor of the Akeley Memorial Building in downtown Stowe for a talk about gardening with Charlie Nardozzi. Charlie will be talking about plants for problem places. The discussion will cover ornamental gardening, the best plants and techniques for problems areas around your home such as shade, wet spots, hot, dry locations, slope and clay or poor soil. Make sure to bring your Valentine for a fun evening!
Charlie Nardozzi is an award winning, nationally recognized garden writer, speaker, radio, and television personality. He has worked for more than 25 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.
Laughing Moon chocolates will be availabel as well as light refreshments.
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
Access Friends of the Libarary meeting minutes here.
What the world of tomorrow will be like is greatly dependent on the power of imagination in those who are learning to read today.Astrid Lindgren