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SFL Board of Trustees

The Library Board of Trustees, consisting of seven members appointed by the Town Selectboard, is responsible for assessing library needs for the community, developing a plan of service, and evaluating library performance.  The Board is the governing body of the library, carrying full responsibility for general policy-making and for securing funds to implement these policies. 

Staff support is provided by the Library Director, Loren Polk.


The Board meets on the first Thursday of the month at 8:00 a.m in the Library Meeting Room.

Kelley Spear

Board Chair

Brian Mullin

Board Treasurer

Anna Colavito

Sarah Calvo

Shelby Gaines

Stephen Edwards

Board Secretary

Pauline Lambert


The Friends of Stowe Free Library is a non-profit organization with the mission to help support the collections and programs of the Stowe Free Library. In particular, the mission of the Friends is to foster close relations between the Stowe Free Library and the Stowe community by developing human and financial resources, sponsoring activities and programs, and promoting knowledge of Library resources. Since its inception in the spring of 2006, the Friends of the Library have provided much support to the Library, including:

  • Continued the successful summer book sale and added an ongoing book sale inside the Library

  • Provided the Library’s subscription to BookPage, the popular monthly book review magazine, free to our patrons

  • Provided area Museum and attraction passes, offering free or reduced admission to many sites

  • Continued to support In Our Own Backyard: Meet the Author series

  • Provided funds for the purchase of the library's DVD collection and e-book subscription for children

  • Expanded the Library’s children’s programming including supporting a summer intern to help with the children's programs

  • Raised significant funds through the Book sale and other special events for general library use

  • Co-sponsored the Stowe Performing Arts gazebo Concert series held on the library lawn each summer 

For information on becoming a Friend, contact the Director at

Friends of the Library

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