Brooks Memorial Library

Friends of Brooks Memorial Library

Use your Bean!

During the month of September, the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library will be among three designated organizations that will benefit from the Brattleboro Food Co-op’s Bag-A-Bean program.

How It Works
Whenever customers bring in their own grocery bag, bulk-food container, or travel mug, the Co-op thanks them with a 5¢ credit or a bean that they can drop it into one of three containers benefiting local non-profits.

Each month the Co-op selects three non-profits on a rotating basis. For every pound of beans placed in a container, over $14 is donated to that container’s organization. Donations can range from $100 to $500!

The Bag-A-Bean program works to engage shoppers in reducing waste by rewarding them with the opportunity to donate their savings to a local non-profit. Both the environment and the non-profits benefit!

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1st Wednesdays: December

December 5 @ 7pm ♦ David Blight

Yale historian David Blight, author of a new biography of Frederick Douglass, tells Douglass’s story: an escaped slave who became one of the leading abolitionists, orators, and writers of his era.

Underwriter: Vermont Bar Association

November’s 1st Wed. talk postponed

November 7 @ 7pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, November’s First Wednesdays talk has been postponed. Instead, the library will be offering a sampling of independent films from Kanopy, the library’s newest video streaming service.


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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