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Moratorium on book sale donations for the month of October!

The Friends of the Stowe Free Library Book Sale Committee announces that they will not be able to accept book sale donations during the month of October.  This temporary moratorium is due to space restrictions as a result of furniture shifting for the installation of the new carpeting at the Stowe Free Library. 

Thank you for your understanding and continued support for the book sale.  Donations will be accepted again starting on November 1, 2017 - don’t forget to stop in and check out the new Library carpet! 



November 16, 2017: Bill Schubart


Join the Friends of the Stowe Free Library on November 16, 2017 at 7pm in the Community Room at the Stowe Free Library when Bill Schubart discusses his new book Lila & Theron.  Lila & Theron is a simple love story about a Vermont couple living with little beyond each other, their land, gardens and animals.  This love story portrays a hardscrabble life in which gratitude, hard work and love is everything - raising difficult questions about the nature of today's poverty, homelessness, addiction and consumerist culture.  

Bill is very active in the community  - and not only as a speaker and writer!  He has been Chair of such entities as the Vermont College of Fine Arts, Vermont Folklife Center, Vermont Journalism Trust (dba, Vermont Arts Council (twice), Vermont Board of Libraries, Circus Smirkus, Vermont Business Roundtable, Vermont Public Radio, and the University of Vermont Medical Center.  He has been the Director of such entities as the VT Symphony Orchestra, VT Community, and the ACLU – Vermont Chapter.  

Bill was born in New York but was raised in Vermont.  He attended the Morrisville Public Schools, Phillips Exeter Academy, Kenyon College and the University of Vermont. He currently lives in Hinesburg with his family.  Bill is known for his Vermont fiction, humor and opinion pieces. He is the author of The Lamoille StoriesFat PeoplePanheadI am BaybiePhotographic Memory and The Lamoille Stories II and is a regular commentator on Vermont Public Radio.

This is a fee talk. 

Light refreshments provided. 

Learn more about Bill 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 i $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.  


 The Friends have started collecting books for the ongoing inside book sale as well as the annual summer book sale in 2018. 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. 




Come in and check out the new 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 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. 





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.  

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

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







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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