The Brown Public Library has been selected to participate in a new three-year grant project which will introduce librarian training and programming for young children, parents, and childcare providers in science inquiry and physical science. Get the full details in this Department of Libraries VELI-STEM Announcement. Our Youth Services Librarian, Sarah Snow has attended training from the Vermont Early Literacy Initiative since 2011. She is certified to present VELI Storytimes that incorporate many different ways of learning in order to help children to be prepared for school readiness and get used to being a group. Learn more about the Vermont Early Literacy Initiative at your library.
YOUTH VOLUNTEER APPLICATION: If you would like to help with youth programming at the library, please fill out the Youth Volunteer Application
EXPLORE THE HISTORY OF YOUR LIBRARY: The Brown Public Library, built in 1906, integrates the original brick library building with a recent two-story addition connecting the Brown Public Library with the Northfield Historical Society, located in the former home of Charles Paine, a prominent 19th century Northfield entrepreneur and Vermont governor. Above the fireplaces in the north and south readings rooms are paintings of historic interest relating to the library and Northfield. For an illustrated historic tour of the library, click: Northfield's Libraries and George Washington Brown and Mary Ann Paine's Painting of Northfield.
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.