Online Catalog Helpful Hints


If you use our online catalog to check our library’s collection, the user interface has changed to Verso by Autographics.  You can now not only check our collection but also what is available in other Vermont libraries.  You can modify your patron information and renew your checkouts online as well.  If you need assistance, please contact us and we will gladly help you – either by phone, email or in person!

The difficulties that most patrons are encountering are these:

1 – logging in to a patron account

2 – searching for items on the online catalog

3 – renewing items checked out to a patron account

Here are some helpful hints and instructions:

1 – When you first attempt to log in to the online catalog, you must use the default password that the site assigned to all patrons.  That default password is userpass.  The system will immediately require you to change that default password to one of your choosing, one that is unique to your patron account.  Once you have established your account and can log in and out easily, you will be able to view and change your patron information such as telephone number, email address, etc.  You will be able to reserve items from our library – just be sure to check at the library to see if the item has been retrieved from our shelves and is being held for you.  You will also be able to renew items – see #3 below.

2 – Patrons have come in and asked for a book that they found in the online catalog but cannot be found on our shelves.  How does this happen?? If you search the online catalog before logging in to your patron account, the search results will show items in libraries throughout Vermont. When you log in to your own account (thus establishing that you are a Moore Free Library patron) and then search for a book, the search results will only show what is in the Moore Free Library collection. You can change the search parameters to include other Vermont libraries by tapping on the cylinder-like icon to the left of the search well and clicking the box labelled CLOVER (=Collaborative Libraries of Vermont)

3 – Do you have a bunch of items checked out and you want to renew them? You can do it!  Once you are logged in to your account, click on the little arrow to the right of your name, click on Items Out and then click on Renew Item.


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Library Director job opening

The Moore Free Library and Crowell Gallery is seeking a dynamic and forward thinking Library Director for our small private library serving the communities of Newfane, Brookline, South Newfane, and Williamsville Vermont. Well used by our community, this library houses a comprehensive general collection,  an art gallery, 2 special collections and a community meeting space.

The ideal candidate will foster strong community relationships, work well with all ages, plan engaging programs, work on long-range planning and oversee the running of Crowell Gallery.

The candidate must have:

  • strong communication and organizational skills
  • experience training and supervising volunteers
  • Effective information technology skills
  • be warm, welcoming, and have a great sense of humor

The library director is responsible for day-to-day operations, managing the library budget, working with the Friends Group and the Board of Trustees.  A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or VT Library Certification is preferred but not required. This is a part-time position, 24 hrs per week.  Begin August 15th or when position is filled.  Compensation commensurate with experience.

The Moore Free Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   Submit resume, cover letter, and references to the Board at or Moore Free Library, PO Box 208, Newfane VT 05345 Attn: Board of Trustees.

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Moore Free Library & Vermont Institute of Natural Science present

Screech and Hoot – The Science of Bird Communication

Friday, June 29th from 7pm to 8pm   FREE !

Why do owls hoot? What are those hawks talking about? How do scientists find out what birds are saying? Meet some of these talkative hawks, falcons and owls up close! We’ll practice identifying raptors by their calls, learn what these vocalization might mean and how they are made. You’ve never heard bird song like this!

This FREE program is open to all ages, is part of Moore Free Library’s Summer Reading Program and is sponsored in part by by Vermont Department of Libraries.  Call 802-365-7948 for more information. The library is located at 23 West Street in Newfane.



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Libraries Rock!

MOORE FREE LIBRARY Summer Reading Program 2018

Libraries Rock! :  music, sound, communication

Register at the library, fill in your reading log and get prizes!

Program runs from June 18 to Aug 18.

Free Programs:

Friday, June 29th. 7pm  – Vermont Institute of Natural Science “Screech & Hoot” – animal sounds

Saturday, July 7, 10am to noon  – Storytime & Activity Tent

(during the Community Tag Sale on the Commons) : Create didgeridoos & rain sticks!

Saturday, July 28, 10am to 11:30am – Woof! What is the Dog Saying? Lecture by Deb Helfrich of Gold Star Dog Training

TBA – Ukelele Jam! In the gallery, bring your ukulele and jam with other adults and youth

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Art and Poetry in the Gallery on May 25th

Liz Hawkes will hold an Artist Reception in the Crowell Art Gallery on Friday, May 25th from 3:30 to 5pm.  Her beautiful exhibit, Fifth Season, has been in the Gallery since the beginning of May and will remain until May 31st.  During the reception, her husband Chard deNiord, will read from his poetry. Chard is our Vermont Poet Laureate.  Please treat yourself to a wonderful afternoon with these delightful people.

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Liz Hawkes paintings at the Crowell Gallery in May

The Crowell Gallery presents
Liz Hawkes deNiord’s “Fifth Season”

New Works, showing May 1st – 30th

Artist reception May 25th, 3:30 – 5 pm

accompanied by a reading by Vermont Poet Laureate Chard deNiord.      Free and open to the public.

Fifth Season ~ A fifth season suggests an extra cycle of seasonal time. All the particulars of a regular season are present, a slant of light, shadows and the space between them, weather, and ordinary, daily events of living. In this new season one sees differently in a similar but unexpected place. Painting after a life threatening illness grounded and inspired me to continue creating in a reframed and altered territory.

This collection of paintings ranges from recent abstract, to self portraits drawn during chemotherapy. The paintings are mostly abstract on wood or canvas in thick acrylic.

 Fifth Season



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Meditation Workshop


TUESDAY  –  APRIL 24  –  7 to 8pm

FREE meditation workshop

with Jen Frey @Moore Free Library

Have you heard about the benefits of meditation but aren’t sure how to start?

Have you tried meditation but feel that it’s not working for you? This workshop is for you!
Jen will show you some very simple exercises to begin your own personal and sustainable practice.

Learn how to integrate meditation into your daily routine.

Mats optional; we’ll be working from chairs.

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