A watercolor painting that is the raffle prize

Staff and Volunteer Appreciation Celebration: On April 13, as a kick-off for National Library Week, the library Board of Trustees hosted a Staff and Volunteer Appreciation Celebration. Staff and volunteers were thanked and praised for their commitment and support of the library and its activities. The gardening program was presented by Chris Motyka and Sabrina Lamb of the Friends and Family Farm. They showed us how to make a container herb and edible garden. Marilyn Peace and Marsha Hoffman won the sample container garden door prizes. See more photos on the Archives page.

Davis Church, a top ranked amateur snowboarder living in Kentucky, signed autographs at the library on March 27. Davis was visiting the area with Brett Illingworth, son of Bob Illingworth. Pictured are April and Josie Gibb, daughters of Cheryl and William Gibb, and Brett Illingworth and Davis Church.

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 or call the library (485-4621) for more information.

HERITAGEQUEST ONLINE: Search various databases valuable in genealogical research.