Scholarships to High School Seniors Available!

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

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Library closed due to impending blizzard

Well, the wonders of Vermont living…Blizzard expected for Tuesday, Jan 27th, so the Library will not open as usual. We’ll be back to serve you on Wednesday though – snow-covered but present!

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Crowell Art Collection on exhibit until March 2015

Our permanent art collection, so generously donated by Robert & Muriel Crowell in 2000, is on display in the Gallery until the end of March.
The southern Vermont artists included are Clare Adams, Eric Aho, Barbara Comfort, Janet Fish, James Florschutz, Michaela Harlow, Marcy Hermansader, Wolf Kahn, Mallory Lake, Emily Mason, Jules Olitski, Susan Osgood, John Ridgway, Rogers Sandes, Harry Saxman, Deidre Scherer, Johnny Swing, and James Urbaska.
This is an exquisite collection; don’t miss your chance to see it!

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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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Library Closed for a week in November

The library will be closing for renovations at 1pm Saturday Nov. 8th and stay closed to the public until 1pm Wednesday Nov 19th.

Our wonderful Friends of the Moore Free Library is funding the much needed renovations to the front room: ceiling, lighting and carpeting will be replaced and the walls will get a fresh coat of paint.

Please plan accordingly for this closed week: checkout or renew items before the 8th. If you have any questions about this, please speak with Louise.

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