A watercolor painting that is the raffle prize
Nancy Munno Retires: Around fifty people came to say goodbye to Nancy Munno, Youth Services Librarian, at a farewell reception on Sunday, February 2. Nancy has been at Brown Public Library since October 2007 where she has grown both the pre-school story hour program and the summer reading program. She has been instrumental in securing grants to support Reading is Fundamental, which gives out around 1,000 books a year to elementary students. She was also able to acquire funds and grants to purchase the new Early Literacy Computer which the pre-school children use heavily. The Trustees presented Nancy with a gift of jewelry and a monetary gift for her creative energy, dedication and commitment to the library.
Sarah Snow Joins Brown Public Library Staff: We are delighted to welcome Sarah Snow as the new Youth Service’s Librarian. Sarah will be working on Monday, Tuesdays, and Thursdays leading programs for our younger patrons, buying books for the youth section, and helping to promote the youth section in the community. Sarah has been a Youth Service’s Librarian for 7 years and also works part-time as the Children’s Librarian at the Johnson Public Library. As a mother of two teenagers, she has particular insight into what appeals to young people. Sarah is looking forward to getting to know people in the community. At present she commutes from Shelburne, but is looking forward to moving to the area in the spring. Please introduce yourself to Sarah when you are next in the library.
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.