Brooks Memorial Library

Friends of Brooks Memorial Library

Meeting Minutes 7/15/2020

The meeting was conducted via GoToMeeting and was called to order at 4:30pm.

Participating were Joyce Marcel, Connie Kimball, Betsy Wagenknecht, John Komar, Sue Dyer and Karen Duggan, with Starr Latronica and Courtney Carey for the library and Howard Burrows for the trustees. Cindy Hutchenson and Kate Wylie were excused.

The secretary’s report was approved.

The treasurer’s report was accepted and will be filed for audit. Our June 30, 2020 treasury balance was $43,740.74.

Joyce introduced Christopher Ilstrup, head of the Vermont Humanities Council, who joined us virtually. He gave us a brief history of their organization and an explanation of their funding. For this year, they will continue to offer their First Wednesdays programs to nine libraries, with a tenth to be offered virtually. This year’s fee will be on a sliding scale, with libraries contributing what they can.

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Appreciation Brunch

All members of the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library are invited for a brunch at the library on Saturday, October 26th, 10 am to noon. If you’re not already a member, maybe this would be a good time to join!

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Holiday Book Sale

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Check out the 14th annual Friends Holiday Book Sale, December 12-14 in the Main Reading Room, where you’ll find a wonderful selection of “like new” books, CDs, and DVDs for sale.

Thursday & Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 10am – 2pm

Prices are reasonable, and the proceeds go toward supporting library services and high-quality programming.

If you’d like to donate items to the sale, read the guidelines here, and bring your donations to the circulation desk. A flyer about the sale is available here.

If you have questions or would like to volunteer for the event, contact Courtney Carey, Circulation Manager, at or 802-254-5290.

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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