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

Fall Book Sale!

The Friends Fall Book Sale opened on November 25th, and all remaining items can now be purchased either by donation or for free to those who need them. Stop by for some lovely holiday gifts for yourself and others. The items on sale are still neatly sorted, and you’ll find not only fine books but DVDs, music CDs, and audiobooks.

The Friends’ book sales support many library services — lifelong learning programs, children’s activities, digital resources, etc. You can help support all these by shopping at the Friends’ book sales!

  • Libraries are for everyone.

Our Mission

The mission of the Friends is to support the Brooks Memorial 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