Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award
Since 1956, Vermont children in grades 4 to 8 have voted for their favorite book in a program designed to help them become enthusiastic readers and to honor Vermont author Dorothy Canfield Fisher. You may remember some of her titles which include Seasoned Timber, Hillsboro People and Memories of Arlington, VT.
The DCF award is the second oldest child-selected award in the country.
Several titles on the 2015-16 Nominees List are at the Moore Free Library now. They are:
The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
I Kill the Mockingbird by David Acampora
Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle by George Hagen
The Art of Secrets by James Klise
The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy
Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
Greenglass House by Kate Milford
The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel
The Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin
El Deafo by Cece Bell
The PuppeTree presents – on Saturday July 11th, 11am, at the Library – Swimmy by Leo Lionni followed by The Swimmer. This presentation is FREE and open to the public.
Can you imagine a bigger HERO than Mr. Lionni’s 1 inch fish? The PuppeTree brings this Caldecott Honor Book to life with shadow puppets and stunning animation.
The Swimmer is about a young girl who swims in a New England river and encounters pollution. She becomes a heroine by… – come see how!
The PuppeTree is a theatre workshop and puppet company with the mission to promote an appreciation of the performing arts, with an emphasis on children’s theater and puppets. Learn more about them at http://www.vtpuppeTree.org.
The Summer Reading Program at the Library is in full swing! Children of all ages can drop by the Library to register : read books, do fun activities, get prizes! The program will continue through to the end of July.
The 2015 Venture Vermont Challenge is On!
Looking for something fun to do this summer? Try the Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge. How it works is you download a score sheet, do fun outdoor activities and take photos of yourself and your family completing the activities. Once you reach 250 points, send us your photos and score sheet and you’ll receive a VIP coin good for free day entry into any Vermont State Park for the rest of this year and all of next year! Download score sheet at http://www.vtstateparks.com
On the afternoon of October 12, 1990, my twin brother, Thomas, entered the Three Rivers, Connecticut, public library, retreated to one of the rear study carrels, and prayed to God the sacrifice he was about to commit would be deemed acceptable. . . .
One of the most acclaimed novels of our time, Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True is a story of alienation and connection, devastation and renewal, at once joyous, heartbreaking, poignant, mystical, and powerfully, profoundly human.
The May 22nd discussion is on Barbara Kingsolver’s Prodigal Summer. Next, the Book Group will be reading Wally Lamb’s novel and discussing it at the July 10th meeting – noon at the Library. Pick up a copy of the book at the Library.
One more week until deadline!
Robert L. Crowell Scholarships
The Moore Free Library is offering a total of $12,000 in scholarships, generously funded by the family of the late Robert L. Crowell. These awards are open to qualified students residing in Newfane, Williamsville, South Newfane and Brookline who will be entering their first year of college, trade or vocational post-secondary education this fall.
The scholarship committee will consider academics, contributions to the community, and financial need. The number of scholarships awarded and the award amounts will be determined by the applications received.
Applications should include a brief autobiography (including plans for continued study and the name of the school to which you have been accepted), high-school transcript, and a letter of reference. Completed applications should be submitted by May 1, 2015, to: Board of Trustees, Moore Free Library, P. O. Box 208, Newfane, VT 05345
Bruce Hesselbach, author & poet, will be reading his poetry at the Library, in the Crowell Gallery, on Thursday, August 21st at 7pm. He will be accompanied by other members of The Londonderry Poets, who will also read excerpts from their poetry.
This is a free program and all are welcome.