PuppeTree presents!

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.

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Summer Reading Program

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.

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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

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Annual Community Tag Sale June 27

The Friends of the Moore Free Library are reserving spaces now for their Community Tag Sale to take place on the Newfane Common on Saturday, June 27, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Spaces cost $20 each. Sellers must provide their own tables. The sale will be held rain or shine, with no refunds given.

To reserve a space, please contact Julie at 365-7278 or julielav@sover.net or pick up a reservation form at the Library, 23 West Street, Newfane. The Library is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm, Thursday from 2:00 to 7:00 pm, and Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. When the Library is closed, you may pick up a form from the envelope tacked to the bulletin board on the front porch.

The Friends of the Moore Free Library raise funds to help support the functions and activities of the Library, a private institution that serves as a public library but without benefit of federal, state, or town money.

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Book Group meets this Friday @ noon

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.

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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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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

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