Kids and Young Adults

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YOUTH PROGRAM SCHEDULE: Check the Youth Program Calendar to see what is happening: Youth Calendar for May and Youth Calendar for June.

YOUTH VOLUNTEER APPLICATION: If you would like to help with youth programming at the library, please fill out the Youth Volunteer Application

The youth of Northfield really enjoyed Kurt Valenta of Exordium. Kurt caused a lot of laughter and fun in his interactive science experiments that wowed the crowd. We would like to thank the Northfield Savings bank and the Vermont Department of Libraries for sponsoring this event and making it possible!

Volunteering at the library is not just a way to help the library: it is a great way to make friends.

PRESCHOOL STORY HOURS: Monday and Thursday mornings at 10:00 am. Children will enjoy age-appropriate stories, activities and crafts. Families and daycares are welcome to attend. The library provides an inviting area for children to listen to stories. Please call the library for further information.

The library has AWE Early Literacy Station designed for children between ages 2 and 8.

A great collection of kid and teen websites can be found at Great Website for Kids. Check out some of the cool museum sites.

We have received 63 new books from the Libri Foundation Grant. The Friends of the Brown Public Library paid the local share to receive this grant. We thank the Friends and the Libri Foundation for our wonderful new books. They will be on our shelves soon. Come in and browse.


Red Clover Book Award: The library has all the nominees for the Red Clover Book Award. These books are aimed at children in grades K-4.

Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award: The library has all the books on the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Master List. These books, to be read during the 2014-2015 school year, comprise the master list for the award to be made in 2015. The master list titles have been selected to satisfy the reading interests of children in grades 4-8. Here you will find a printable pdf version of the books and a Reading Checklist.

Below are some of Brown Public Library's enthusiastic young readers.

young readers

THE READING IS FUNDAMENTAL PROGRAM: Brown Public Library is fortunate to have a contract with Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation's oldest and largest children's and family literacy organization, serving pre-kindergarten through fifth grade children in Northfield. The mission of this program is to inspire passion for reading and learning through innovative literacy programs and services. Children may chose a free new book for ownership three times a year. The local funds for this program have come from generous donations from the Sid and Cecelia Lance Family Foundation here in Northfield.

In Northfield, the library, through the RIF program, brings over 1,200 books to more than 300 children each year. The library is always looking for volunteers to help with the ordering, distribution, and programming for our RIF program.

For more information about RIF, please contact Nancy Munno at 485-4621.


GREEN MOUNTAIN BOOK AWARD: This is the tenth year of the Green Mountain Book Award, a reader's choice award for students in grades 9-12. Co-sponsored by the Vermont Department of Libraries and the Vermont School Library Assoction, this program is designed to introduce to high school students some excellent books for their pleasure reading. Green Mountain Book Award Master List and Checklist

SAFE COMPUTING: Be sure that you know how to protect yourself when using a public access computer and when using social networking sites. Click on Protecting Your Privacy and Internet Safety for tips on safe computing practices. For good tips on safe social networking practices, check out:

A great collection of kid and teen websites can be found at Great Website for Kids. Check out some of the cool museum sites.

HOMEWORK HELP FOR YOUNG ADULTS: These links provide a wealth of resources for study techniques and help in many different subjects, including writing and art, and math and the sciences.

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