Brooks Memorial Library

Friends of Brooks Memorial Library

Budget Vote!

Come take part in the Friends’ Annual Meeting on May 18, 4:30pm (via Zoom*) to discuss and vote on the 2022-2023 Proposed Budget.

It will be our biggest budget ever. Highlights include:

  • Adult Programs ($4,000)
    enabling more programs in anticipation of the library opening up
  • Children’s Room ($4,800)
    same as above, plus more materials
  • Young Adult Room ($1,500)
    same as above, plus continuing the popular Game Nights with snacks
  • Museum Passes ($2,500)
    free passes to a wide variety of museums (see the list and links here)
  • Digital Media ($16,000)
    one of our fastest-growing categories – includes Libby, Kanopy, Pronunciator, Mango, and others
  • First Wednesdays ($1,800)
    less expensive this year because of remote programs
  • Technology ($2,000)
    additional devices for new digital media

The full proposed budget is available here. Comments and suggestions are welcome.

*For Zoom details, contact

From the Parlor to the Polling Place: Stories and Songs from the Suffragists


Presenter: Linda Radtke
Time: June 1, 7:00pm
Place: Brooks Memorial Library (in person)

Singer and historian Linda Radtke, in period garb and a “Votes for Women” sash, celebrates the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave the right to vote to white women.

Linda Radtke, a classically-trained singer, was a Vermont high school teacher for thirty-one years and now produces the VPR Choral Hour on Vermont Public Radio.

The Force of a Story in Parts: Star Wars, Fandom, and Seriality

Presenter: Anne Moore
Time: May 4, 7:00pm
Place: Brooks Memorial Library (in person)

From Dickens to Game of Thrones, stories told in piecemeal style have shown their power to command a reader’s attention. In this apt talk for “Star Wars Day,” author Anne Moore examines how Star Wars’ serialized structure encourages readers to fill the gaps between installments with their own imaginative play.

Anne Moore is the author of After the Break: Serials, Fandom, and the Feeling of Reading, slated for publication by MacFarland Press in 2022.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Friends is to support the Brooks Library through advocacy, public relations, and fundraising in order to provide the highest quality library services to the community.

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