We express our profound thanks to all our volunteers: our daily crew, without whom our small library would not be able to function; members of the Newfane Garden Club, who keep our ABC and Shakespeare gardens weeded, watered and planted with new cuttings; and the Friends of the Library, whose energy and dedication have brought our project to automate the cataloguing and circulation systems of the Library to completion.

From the Library Board of Trustees  

Bobbe Ragouzeos, President

In my first written message as the newly elected board president, I admit that I have very big shoes to fill. With more than a dozen years of energetic commitment and generosity to the Library, Myra Fassler guided us to meet the needs of our patrons. We are beginning a new chapter in the hundred plus years of Moore Free Library history with the retirement of our beloved librarian Meris Morrison and the appointment of Louise Sirois, whose qualifications and references left no question to any of us on the board that she is the perfect person for the job. We wish Meris much happiness, joy, and good health as she enters this next phase of her life’s journey.

Steve Squires now serves as VP of the board, and Heidi Ballentine has taken over the responsibilities of treasurer. Julie Lavorgna remains as secretary. Bob McCandless has taken the seat vacated by Robert Doyle, whose term along with that of Dick Marek expired this past year. When Apple Gifford needed to step down from her seat, Rick King, who has been voluntarily helping us for years with our automation and other technology needs, agreed to join the board. Thank you Dick, Robert, and Apple for all you have given to us.

We would be very happy to hear from you about what works and what needs to be adjusted at the Library. Our board is committed to keeping the Library a vital and enriching resource for everyone in our community. Feel free to share your concerns with any of the board members or with Louise.


This old house is strongly in need of some serious support. Leaking windows and roof areas and an old furnace that needs constant attention are causing us considerable concern and expense. With it all, we continue to exhibit art and add new books, DVDs, and audios for your pleasure and need.

Please help us to continue this good work by sending a large or small contribution, and we’ll continue to work hard to serve you. Every donation is appreciated and we thank you.