Brooks Memorial Library

Friends of Brooks Memorial Library


Mission of The Friends
of Brooks Memorial Library

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.

The Friends of Brooks Memorial Library is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) entity. Annual fundraising events traditionally held by the Friends include three book sales a year, concerts, contests, raffles and auctions and other special occurrences.

The Friends sponsor The Vermont Humanities Council First Wednesday programs and initiated a Short Story Reading and Discussion series sponsored by The Vermont Country Store.  See our calendar for upcoming events.

Friends funding does not support Library personnel, facilities or capital requests, but we do help the library provide free access to:

  • Current best sellers, classic titles and other popular books, magazines and journals
  • Free WiFi access
  • E-books, e-audio and video resources
  • Computers, ipads, kindles
  • Databases, including academic, genealogical, job search and consumer resources
  • Subject guides, from biography to science
  • Online classes
  • Free passes to museums in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts
  • Art exhibits
  • Children’s programs and activities

Join us and become a Friend of the Library!

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    The Friends support programming in the Children's Room, from guest performers, to craft projects and Lego Palooza!

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    The friends help with the purchase of technology, including computers, ipads, kindles, and access to the many databases the library subscribes to.

  • Book Sales at Brooks Memorial Library

    The Friends hold book sales three times a year to raise funds for equipment and programs.

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Friends of Brooks Memorial Library

224 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT  05301