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Friends of the Library




July 10-29, 2018




On Tuesday, July 10, 2018 the book sale will open at 9am.  The sale will be open from dawn to dusk July 11-29, 2018.  The last day of the book sale will be Sunday, July 29, 2018. 




If you would like to sign up to volunteer, meet new people and make new friends there are still plenty two hour shifts available!  Sign up sheets are available  in the library by the Circulation Desk - this is a new location!  We couldn't do it without you.  Set up and break down volunteers are always welcome too! Community service hours are available for students.  

Whether you are buying,  just looking or volunteerinig we look forward to seeing you there!




  JUNE 15, 2018 to AUGUST 15, 2018

 The Friends are still collecting books for the ongoing inside book sale as well as the upcoming annual summer book sale for 2018.   However, please note that donations will not be accepted after mid June in order to prepare for the book sale.  Donations will be accepted again in August.  Please 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 accepted. 

NOT ACCEPTED - i.e not resellable:

  • Encyclopedias/Dictionaries
  • Reader's Digest Condensed books
  • Textbooks
  • Magazines
  • Cassette tapes - music or audio books
  • Damaged books

The above listed items 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. 




Did you know that in addition to the annual summer book sale the Friends of the Stowe Free Library has a 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.  

Books are restocked regularly - there is alwasy something new on the shelves!

All proceeds support the library as well as children and adult programs.




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. 






SEPTEMBER 20, 2018


Join the Friends of the Stowe Free Library on September 20, 2018 at 7pm for a discussion with Vermont Author Robin MacArthur.  Robin is the author of Half Wild and Heart Spring Mountain.  Robin is also the editor of Contemporary Vermont Fiction: An Anthology, one-half of the indie folk duo Red Heart the Ticker, and the recipient of two Creation Grants from the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Learn more about Robin here:  




SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

Join the Firends of the Stowe Free Library on September 27, 2018 at 7pm for garden designer and author Gordon Haywood.  Gordon will be discussing The Inevitable Garden.  An Inevitable Garden is a garden with a soul, with clarity, varied emotions and an unself-conscious design – that is, a feeling of inevitability.  

This lecture gathers around photographs of fine European and American architecture, gardens and their makers. It also includes lessons learned from magnificent farms, vineyards and cattle ranches across Europe and America as far west as Hawaii.

Gordon has a successful garden design business, Haywood Gardens, in Putney, Vermont.  He has written 11 books on garden design, was a contributor to Horticultural Magazine for 25 years, was a contributing editor at Fine Gardening Magazine for six years, and is a contributing editor at the newly revamped Organic Gardening Magazine. Gordon is a popular nationwide speaker on garden design. Learn more about Gordon here:




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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