Moore Free Library Events

The Moore Free Library of Newfane, Vermont 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, or Williamsville and entering their first year of college, community college, trade, or vocational post-secondary education in the fall of 2020.

The scholarship committee will consider academic performance, personal growth, and contributions to the community in making the awards.

Applications must contain:

A cover page stating the applicant’s name, home and mailing address, phone number and email address.
A brief autobiography (which should include your plans for continued study and the name of the school to which you have been accepted)
High school transcript
A minimum of 2 letters of reference

Completed applications must be submitted by May 15, 2020 either by email (preferred) to or by postal mail to:
Moore Free Library Board of Trustees
P.O. Box 208 Newfane, Vermont

The number of scholarships awarded and the award amounts shall be determined by the Board of Trustees of the Moore Free Library.

Are you a high school student who needs to complete community service hours? Do you enjoy being outdoors? Would you like to perform a socially-distant community service project? Do you love to cut grass? The Moore Free Library in Newfane is seeking a high school student to care for the lawn this summer and fall. This service opportunity is for 1-2 hours per week. Student may bring their own tools (lawn mower and string trimmer) or these can be provided by the library. Contact Moore Free Library 365-7948 for more details.

The Moore Free Library now has two simple laptop computers that patrons can borrow for two weeks at a time. These are Chromebooks, which do not have traditional software on them, but offer the user access to all the google applications (these are programs like those in MS Office, but more streamlined). Users set up their own google account (linked by a free gmail email address) and then can access their files from any computer, as the files are stored in “the cloud.”

This may sound confusing, but patrons don’t need to know a thing about computers to borrow these — library staff will help them get started (while wearing a mask and shouting from six feet away) and provide tech support as they learn how to use the computer for the first time.

Patrons who know how to use computers but just don’t have one at home are also welcome to borrow these. Interested parties can call the library for more information: 365-7948. The borrowing period is two weeks.

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

The Library and Crowell Art Gallery are closed until further notice, due to the coronavirus.