The Library accepts as its mission the responsibility of providing access to books and other resources in support of education, recreation and culture. It will create and support programs that encourage reading for children, life-long learning for adults, and access to the latest in technical communications.
CARLA NEGGERS: Recently an interested audience heard Carla Neggers discuss her writing and how she got ideas for her novels. See Archives for more photos of the event.
FREE FOOD FOR YOUTH: The Brown Public Library and the Northfield Senior Center are teaming up to offer our youth free food through the summer. Get the details here: Free Youth Lunch and Snacks
YOUTH VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Are you interested in volunteering for the Summer Reading programs at the library? Do you need a way to gain credit for community service? If you are 10 and up, you can apply to be a summer volunteer by filling out the Summer Youth Volunteer Application (online version) or by printing out the Summer Youth Volunteer Application (pdf version) and bringing it to the library.
The Brown Public Library's 2014 Summer Reading Program offers a variety of fun events for youths 4 - 18 years old. See our Summer Reading Program Brochure for complete details and for the events scheduled for June, July, and August (and check out the prizes, too).
COMPUTER HELP: Do you have computer questions? Do you need computer help? Come in and meet our Computer Intern, Tracy Staples. Her services are provided thanks to the Vermont Department of Libraries. She can help you with email, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Microsoft programs, etc. Tracy is available every Wednesday, from 10-2. Please call to schedule an appointment (802) 485-4621 or drop in and see if she’s free.
LISTEN UP! VERMONT: The Brown Public Library, as a member of the Green Mountain Consortium, provides a downloadable e-book and audio book service for adults, kids and teens.
UNIVERSAL CLASS: An online educational resource available to every public library in Vermont. It gives library patrons access to over 500 free online courses from hobbies to job skills to education and test preparation and more. All you need to register is your library bar code number. Self-paced courses with real instructors have video-based lessons, graded tests, a collaborative learning environment, and certificates of achievement. To register go to http://vermontstate.universalclass.com/register.htm or call the library (485-4621) for more information.
HERITAGEQUEST ONLINE: Search various databases valuable in genealogical research.