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Friends’ Book Bags to Refugees

Sales of the Friends book bags did not go as well as hoped, but an unexpected request made it possible to put our overstock to good use.

Friends president Joyce Marcel learned from Patricia Whalen, former judge on the War Crimes Chamber in Bosnia/ Herzegovina, that refugee camps in Sarajevo were in need of tote bags for the people flooding into the camps. Joyce relayed that information to the Friends’ Board, who were delighted to authorize a donation of 50 bags.

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book sale outdoors

Wish the book sale were still on?

It is! Take a look at the ongoing sale, and take your selections to the circulation desk for payment.

For special books, check out the Friends’ Amazon page  —  a place to purchase rare, beautiful, and specialized books gleaned from book sale donations.

Our last “Little Free Library”…

The last of the seven “Little Free Libraries” donated to the Friends by the Rotary’s Literacy Project has found a home: Kevin O’Keefe is the happy winner of the fundraising raffle that ended June 2nd.

All the Little Free Libraries were hand-built by the Rotary’s Literacy Project Committee and painted by local artists.

So what exactly are Little Free Libraries?

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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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Friends of Brooks Memorial Library

224 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT  05301