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Scholarship Winners Announced!

The Board of Directors of Moore Free Library, in Newfane Vermont, is pleased and proud to announce this year’s recipients of the Robert L. Crowell Scholarship:
Ryan Borgesen
Corso Donati
Sam Dutton
Giannina Gaspero-Beckstrom
Leah Gokey
Greta Larson
Emma Recchi
Emily Thibault
All are excellent, well-rounded, and high-achieving students.  Moore Free Library Board would like to thank the Crowell Family for their generous support of the Newfane community.

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The Library offers high speed Internet service!

The Vermont FiberConnect Project is a collaboration between The Vermont Telecommunication Authority (VTA) and Sovernet Communications which has enabled our library to offer Internet speeds up to 50 times faster than typical residential broadband service. Patrons and guests bringing in laptops and other wireless devices are noticing that our wireless service streams videos and uploads content much faster and easier than before. Download and upload speeds on our public access computers have also dramatically increased.

The Project brought a gigabit network to 43 of the state’s libraries in mostly rural counties, including Windham county. FiberConnect access is not free for libraries; negotiated Sovernet rates are $200 per month. But e-rate discounts offer a 50% discount, making the service relatively less expensive.

The bottom line is service to our community; it’s your library so make use of it!

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Cozy on up to the Library ~

Cozy mysteries, also referred to simply as “cozies”, are a subgenre of crime fiction in which sex and violence are downplayed or treated humorously, and the crime and detection take place in a small, socially intimate community. Cozies don’t usually involve a lot of gory details or explicit “adult situations,” either.
Think Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple, Nancy Atherton’s Aunt Dimity, M.C. Beaton’s Hamish McBeth, Laurie B. King’s Mary Holmes, and Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency. Also try authors Jacqueline Winspear, Laura Childs, Susan Wittig Albert, Sarah Addison Allen. Check http://www.goodreads.com if you want more cozy mystery suggestions or stop by the library and ask!
I just finished Alan Bradley’s latest in the Flavia de Luce series titled As chimney sweepers come to dust. Flavia’s been banished to Toronto Canada only to discover, once again, a dead body, wrapped in a Union Jack and stuffed up a chimney!

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Books for Babies!
This book purchased to celebrate the birth of Bay, Tucker, Penelope, Aniia, Aubree, Grayson, Juniper, Hugo, Lucas, Isabella,……

MFL’s Board of Trustees earmarks money every year for the purchase of one book for each child born in Newfane and Brookline the previous year. Last year, 20 babies were born! Each book has a template with the child’s complete name and birthdate. Check out the display in the children’s room.

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Crowell Gallery in the News!

So. Vermont Arts & Living magazine, Winter/Spring 2014/15 issue, has a wonderful article titled “Arts with letters” about art galleries in libraries, featuring our very own Crowell Gallery.
Here’s the link: http://vermontartsliving.com/?cat=79
There are several copies of the magazine in the library if you’d prefer a print version.
Many thanks to article writer, Mallory Rich, and magazine editor & publisher, Lynn Barrett!

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Snow, sleet & rain Oh My!

Be safe out there folks. Call the library 365-7948 if you want to know how the nearby roads are or if you want to verify that we’re open. You can also email newfanemoore@vals.state.vt.us if you need to renew an item or request a certain title. Today – Wednesday, December 10th – I plan to open at the usual time – 1pm. We normally close at 5pm on Wednesdays but we may close earlier today due to snow accumulation. – Your Librarian

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December Happenings!

Santa is coming to the Library! Saturday, December 6 at 10:30am. Children’s Story Time will start at 10am.

The Book Club will be meeting at noon on Friday, Dec. 5th to discuss I Know Why the Caged Bird Signs by Maya Angelou. Pick up the next book for discussion now!: A Thousand Splendid Suns Sing by Khaled Hosseini. Discussion will be on Jan. 16, 2015.

The Library will be closed for the following days : December 24 & 25, January 1.

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