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Pre-Town Meeting for Newfane at Moore Free Library

The Moore Free Library in Newfane will host a Pre-Town Meeting and Candidates Night on Monday, February 24th.

All candidates for elected office in the town have been invited. None of these positions is contested (there is only one candidate for each position). This is an opportunity to ask questions and gain understanding of the budget, report, articles being voted upon and town governance. All residents of the town of Newfane (this includes Williamsville, South Newfane, and Brookside) are welcome to attend.

From 6:30 to 7:00 PM, candidates running for town elections have been invited to participate in a meet and greet. While there are no contested elections in the town, residents will be able to meet candidates and learn more about them and why they chose to run for office.

At 7:00 PM, the Pre-Town Meeting will begin. Melissa Brown, Newfane Treasurer, and Deborah Lee Luskin, Newfane Moderator, will be present to discuss the articles on the ballot, the budget, and the 2019 Town Report. The format and flow of the meeting and the procedure for discussion and making motions will also be discussed.

Newfane residents are asked to bring their town report (which should arrive by mail before the meeting). There will be a few extra on hand for those who haven’t received the report in the mail.

The Moore Free Library is located at 23 West Street in Newfane. On street parking is available.

Family-Focused Grants Received, Expanded Hours and Offerings at Moore Free Library

The Moore Free Library in Newfane has recently received grants from the United Way of Windham County, the Cosby-Gannett Fund, the Vermont Community Foundation, RISE VT, and the Children’s Literacy Foundation. These grants are all targeted towards increasing family programming and youth engagement at the library.

With the funding, the Moore Free Library will be expanding its hours and family offerings. Starting February 1st, the library will host Family Fun Fridays every Friday evening. Coloring and board games will be available from 5-6 PM and at 6 PM, a family movie will be shown in the Crowell Gallery. Popcorn and snacks will be provided. On Saturdays, there will be a weekly activity geared towards kids/families from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

This grant funding is also supporting a week of Story Time Yoga during school vacation week (February 17 – 22). From 10:30 — 11:30 AM each day that week, families and caregivers of children of all ages are invited to hear a story and learn some gentle yoga moves related to the story, led by Newfane Village Yoga and Kidding Around Yoga certified teacher, Courtney Perkins. After Story Time Yoga, families are invited to gather at the Newfane Congregational Church for a community luncheon.

The Moore Free Library also offers a weekly story time on Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:00 AM, which is an opportunity for young children and their caregivers to get to know each other and listen to stories read aloud. All of these events are free and open to all families and caregivers of children.

Effective February 1, 2020, the Moore Free Library’s hours will be as follows: Tuesday 1-5 PM, Wednesday 2-6 PM, Thursday 1-5 PM (with story time 10:30 – 11 AM), Friday 2-8 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM. The library will continue to be closed on Sundays and Mondays.

This grant funding will allow the library to offer expanded hours and activities for seven months, as a pilot program. If family engagement and youth attendance increases during this pilot period, the library hopes to secure ongoing funding to make these changes permanent.

The Moore Free Library is located at 23 West Street, Newfane, VT 05345., (802) 365-7948,

Erica Walch, Director
Moore Free Library
P.O. Box 208, 23 West Street
Newfane, VT 05345
(802) 365-7948

Library & Crowell Art Gallery Hours: Tuesday 1-5, Wednesday 1-5, Thursday 2-7, Friday 1-5, Saturday 10-1
Closed Sunday & Monday

Scammer Alert from the Town Clerk

Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Apparently a scammer is contacting people in the area and saying that they did not renew their car registration with the Town and pay the $3 fee.

The only time people pay a $3.00 car registration fee to the Town is if they bring their car registration renewal notice from the State to the town office to have the town clerk give them a temporary registration and send their renewal in for them.

The Town will never contact people to require a $3 fee for a car registration.

Carol Hesselbach, Town Clerk
802-365-7772 Ext. 0

Robert L. Crowell Scholarship

The Moore Free Library is offering a total of $12,000.00 in scholarships, generously
funded by the family of the late Robert L. Crowell. These awards are open to graduating high school seniors and GED recipients residing in Brookline, Newfane, South Newfane and Williamsville who will be entering their first year of college, community college, trade or vocational post-secondary education in the fall of 2019.

The scholarship committee will consider academics, personal growth and community contributions.

Applications should include the printed 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 minimum of 2 letters of reference.

Completed applications should be submitted by May 15, 2019, to:

Board of Trustees Moore Free Library
P. O. Box 208
Newfane, VT 05345

The number of scholarships awarded and the award amounts will be determined by the applications received.