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Community service opportunity
NEWFANE- High school students who need to complete community service hours and enjoy being outdoors have an opportunity to perform a socially-distant community service project.
The Moore Free Library is seeking a high school student to care for the lawn this summer and fall. This service opportunity is for one to two hours per week. Students may bring their own tools (lawn mower and string trimmer) or these can be provided by the library.
Stop by to borrow a laptop
NEWFANE- The Moore Free Library 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. The borrowing period is two weeks.
Thousands in scholarships available
NEWFANE- 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 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 plans for continued study and the name of the school to which you have been accepted); high school transcript; and a minimum of two letters of reference.
Completed applications must be submitted by Friday, May 15, either by email (preferred) to email@example.com or by postal mail to Moore Free Library Board of Trustees, PO Box 208, Newfane, VT 05345. The number of scholarships awarded and the award amounts shall be determined by the board of trustees of the Moore Free Library.
Contact Moore Free Library by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call (802) 365-7948 for more details on all the programs listed.