Brooks Memorial Library

Friends of Brooks Memorial Library

Crafting a memoir

The Friends are delighted to support a workshop exploring the craft of memoir writing, conducted by author Shin Freedman. It will be held at the library over three Saturdays — October 1st, October 22nd, and November 5th — at 10:00-12:00. The program is free of charge and open to the public, and the venue is wheelchair-accessible. To register, please contact the library at or call 802-490-9289, ext. O.

Shin Freedman is a recipient of many writing/literary awards and was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar to China in 2016-2017. For further details about her work and the goals of this workshop, see the library’s webpage here.

Garden Party!

The Friends are delighted to invite you to this summer’s garden party fundraiser on Sunday, July 17th, 3-5:30pm.

Enjoy homemade treats in a lovely wooded garden on Meadowbrook Road in West Brattleboro.

Tickets are $25. Please call the library at 802-254-5290 to RSVP and get directions.

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

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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