Brooks Memorial Library

Friends of Brooks Memorial Library

Friends’ Book Bags to Refugees

Sales of the Friends book bags did not go as well as hoped, but an unexpected request made it possible to put our overstock to good use.

Friends president Joyce Marcel learned from Patricia Whalen, former judge on the War Crimes Chamber in Bosnia/ Herzegovina, that refugee camps in Sarajevo were in need of tote bags for the people flooding into the camps. Joyce relayed that information to the Friends’ Board, who were delighted to authorize a donation of 50 bags.

It might be a stretch to say that the Friends outreach is now worldwide, but at least a small corner of the world will benefit from our donation.

Thank-You Night

To thank those who donated to the Annual Appeal over the past year, the Brooks Memorial Library Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors of the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library will be hosting a special get-together at the library on Friday, September 21, 6-8PM.

Guests will be shown some of the new library resources that their donations have helped fund. The Fine Arts Room will be opened, and recent restoration work will be discussed. In the top floor Meeting Room, samples will be shown from our new video-streaming services – Kanopy and Acorn TV – available now to all our library cardholders. Come enjoy some popcorn and see how to sign up!

Ice cream, appetizers and beverages will be served on the Main Floor.

Invitations have been mailed. Please RSVP by September 15 so that we can plan accordingly.

Hope to see you there!

book sale outdoors

Wish the book sale were still on?

It is! Take a look at the ongoing sale, and take your selections to the circulation desk for payment.

For special books, check out the Friends’ Amazon page  —  a place to purchase rare, beautiful, and specialized books gleaned from book sale donations.

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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