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On the first Saturday of every month at 10:30am in the Children’s Room, we read stories, sing songs and do simple crafts. Bring your little one and join us for a half hour of fun!
A Special Storytime for 2015 Babies
Our Saturday Storytime on June 4 @ 10:30am will feature books that are part of the Books for Babies Program.
Every year, the Moore Free Library adds a book to our collection for children born in Newfane, Williamsville, South Newfane and Brookline. Each book is dedicated to a newborn from the previous year. If you are the parents of Emily, Jessep, Teagan, Nalani, Jordyn, etc. please come to the library with your child for this special event! Call Louise 365-7948 for more information. FREE PROGRAM
This group is open to all and meets, on average, every 5 weeks. No need to register; just pick up a book at the library beforehand and then join the discussion!
The books on the reading list until Fall 2016 are as follows:
Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood discussion date 2/5/2016
Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende discussion 3/18/2016
Confederacy of Silence by Richard Rubin discussion 4/29/2016
Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan discussion 6/3/2016
Growing Up by Russell Baker discussion 7/8/2016
Digging to America by Ann Tyler discussion 8/12/2016
A Stranger in the Kingdom by Howard Frank Mosher discussion 9/23/2016
Patrons can “check out” a park pass for free entry into Vermont State Historic Sites, Vermont State Parks and the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center as well as Hildene-The Lincoln Family Home. Ask for one at the Library’s front desk.
Robert L. Crowell Scholarships
Each year, Moore Free Library offers 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 the following Fall. The scholarship committee considers academics, contributions to the community, and financial need. The number of scholarships awarded and the award amounts are determined by the applications received.
Applications should include the cover page, 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. The deadline for completed applications normally falls during the first week of May.
2016 scholarship recipients are: Skyler Nupp, Max Cramp, Evan Daignault & Caitlin Garry – Congratulations!
Take a Walk!
One of the many ways in which the Robert L. Crowell family has supported The Moore Free Library over the years has been the acquisition and gift to us of a seven-acre parcel of undeveloped land on South Wardsboro Road a short distance from the Library. The acreage, which serves as a wildlife sanctuary and teaching resource, is open to the community in all seasons free of charge. We invite you to walk or snowshoe on this lovely piece of Vermont landscape.