FRIENDS OF THE WARDSBORO LIBRARY, Inc.
Wardsboro, Vermont 05355
Friends monthly meetings: First Wednesday of every month
The Friends' planning meetings at the Library conference room at 7 PM. All welcome.
«VOLUNTEERS are always needed to help at the events below.
CLICK HERE to ask about ways to lend a helping hand.
The FRIENDS events listed below are in addition to many more outstanding adult and children's programs offered by the library staff. CLICK HERE to see a monthly update on the Library's programs.
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2013 Calendar of Events
The Friends Annual Plant Sale was on SATURDAY, MAY 25
It rained! But our event was another successful fundraiser to make it possible for the Friends to support the Wardsboro Public Library.
Thanks to all who helped! Hope to see you next year.
THURSDAY, JULY 4 all day
Main Street Rain or shine
Free admission & ample parking
July 4th Celebrations
Friends' Parade Booths
& BEST RAFFLE EVER
Better get to downtown Wardsboro early! The Friends exciting raffle booth is right across from the Parade Reviewing Stand at Town Hall and it features raffles of excellent prizes, Raffle winners will be announced about 1 PM at Town Hall. The Friends are selling commemorative T-shirts, Gilfeather Turnip Cookbooks, Wardsboro pictorial history books and more. Our fun booths are open before, during and after the parade.
«VOLUNTEER - help sell our books and merchandise in our two booths at the parade, help sell raffle tickets, help set up and breakdown our booths.
July 4th - all day in the Library's Red Barn. Free admission.
Exhibition and Sale of fine art and fine crafts, including glass and jewelry.
Many well-known Vermont painters and artisans.
All genres, all mediums. Affordably priced.
Portion of the proceeds of the sale benefits the Restoration Fund for the Red Barn.
(see our barn page, click on tab above)
Artists interested in exhibiting: email us.
BEST RAFFLE EVER
WIN A BRAND NEW KAYAK!
PRINT YOUR OWN RAFFLE TICKETS TO WIN THE KAYAK - CLICK ON THE PDF ICON BELOW (Adobe Reader usually opens the file for printing)
Our 2012 kayak raffle was so popular, that the Friends decided to raffle
another brand new kayak.
With the participation of Norse House Ski and Sport in Bondville, VT this year's prize is a
OLD TOWN Heron 9XT Black Cherry
Retail Value $449
Drawing date - August 17, 2013.
Click here for details and to PRINT YOUR OWN TICKETS.
NEW THIS YEAR! FOR THE FIRST TIME THE FRIENDS
ARE HEADED OUT OF TOWN FOR A FABULOUS FALL FUNDRAISING EVENT!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013
Fairgrounds open 9 am to 4 pm
Main Street, Peru, Rain or shine
NOTE! $6 fairgrounds admission & ample parking in areas off Rte. 11.
THE PERU FAIR
"Named one of Vermont's Top Ten Events!"
Come see us at the famous PERU FAIR in Peru, Vermont on Route 11.
For detailed driving directions, click here.
Friends' Vermont Country Holidays
The Friends booth is filled with hundred of handmade Christmas Holiday ornaments and holiday décor, handmade by the Friends crafter's circle.
«VOLUNTEER - to make ornaments and decorations at home to donate to the Friends booth at the Peru Fair.
Email us your ideas for ornaments you'd like to make - click here.
Our Signature Fundraising Event
Celebrate Our Town's Delicious Roots!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26
10 AM to 3 PM
at the Wardsboro Town Hall and The Big Tent on Main Street
Ample parking. Rain or shine. Free admission.
Gilfeather Turnip Festival
Gilfeather Turnip Contest*
Join the whole town as we CELEBRATE OUR TOWN'S DELICIOUS ROOTS. An entire family-oriented day dedicated entirely to one of Vermont's tastiest heirloom vegetables. What would old Farmer Gilfeather think to see us having such a good time with his unusual hybrid tuber? He'd be thrilled! SHOP for turnip gifts, the commemorative Gilfeather T-shirt, Gilfeather movie DVDs, and the ever-popular Gilfeather Turnip Cookbook. Learn the words to the famous Gilfeather Turnip Song with composer and local musician Jimmy Knapp. Come to the TURNIP CAFE for the turnip tastings, where local cooks show off their best Turnip Recipes. Stay for lots of live music, strolling musicians and more. This is a one-of-a-kind culinary event! SHOP the Farmer's Market and Craft Tables, BUY tons of turnips at the FRIENDS TURNIP CART, check out the TURNIP CONTEST, enjoy the strolling musicians.
EAT at the TURNIP CAFE and vote for your favorite dish, listen to live music, see the Friends fundraising exhibits.
* Gilfeather Turnip Contest
ENTER THE BEST OF YOUR CROP!
Did you grow a really big one? An ugly one? The most beautiful one ever? Enter your GILFEATHER TURNIP in the contest and win. Be famous! Entries may be brought up to 12 noon on the Festival Day. Last year, we had so many turnips to be judged, it was more fun than watching Miss America! FREE TO ENTER.
Plan ahead - buy your seeds or seedlings at the Friends Plant Sale (above).
«VOLUNTEER - put up posters, help serve food, donate a baked good item, be a greeter, help with the Turnip Contest, help sell turnips, help at the Friends sale tables, cook one of the TURNIP DISHES for the cafe.
MONDAY Afternoons throughout the month of NOVEMBER
1 PM at the Library, 170 Main Street, Wardsboro
FRIENDS CRAFTERS CIRCLE
Ample parking, all plowed out. Free.
It's an old-fashioned bee! Join the Friends to make hand-crafted holiday ornaments, wreaths and other items for the Holiday Bazaar. Teach someone your craft, or learn a new one from one of us. Sewing, knitting, crocheting, painting, glueing, glittering, wool hooking, beading, felting, wreath-making and more. Materials and tools provided.
No cost to participate.
Lots of chatting and laughter at this weekly "Santa's Workshop."
Crafters meet on the warm and cozy the SECOND FLOOR of the Wardsboro Library at 170 Main Street.
«VOLUNTEER - to make ornaments and decorations at home to donate to the Friends bazaar.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8
11AM - 3PM Snow, rain or shine
in Town Hall, Main Street, Wardsboro
Free admission & ample parking
Holiday Bazaar Bake Sale & Santa
There is no better way to fill your heart with HOLIDAY SPIRIT. Join the Friends for an all-day, family oriented event. Last year there were more than 75 different things on the BAKE SALE tables and thousands of decorated cookies. There are hundreds of handmade ornaments for sale.
IT'S SANTA! The big guy arrives at Noon and stays until 2 PM. Each child receives a FREE photo with St. Nick and a surprise from his big red bag as well. HO! HO! HO!
«VOLUNTEER - put up posters, help price items for the sale, be a greeter, help at the bake sale tables, be a Santa's helper with the children, help sell wreaths and greens.