YOUR LIBRARY HOSTS FUN ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULTS SO CHECK THEM OUT AT Upcoming Events.

THE BROWN PUBLIC LIBRARY ADVISES PATRONS TO USE THE FIREFOX BROWSER WHEN CONNECTING TO OUR WEBSITE OR WHEN USING THE LIBRARY'S COMPUTERS. Our website employs very basic web technology (no cookies, no javascript) and has been tested to work properly with the latest versions of Firefox, Chrome, and Edge browsers. However, some Chrome (and Safari) users may find that the sidebar menu buttons on the BPL and other websites do not always function properly.

On May 3, 2018 Good Measure Brewing Co. and Carrier Roasting Co. sponsored “Brews for Books” a fundraiser for the Brown Public Library. Both businesses pledged 5% of the sales for the entire day to the library. Many in the community came out to support the Library with a cup of coffee or a pint of beer. Our sincerest thank you goes out to the owners of both businesses: Andrew Leichthammer, Scott Kerner, Ross Evans, and Matt Borg. Not only did they donate 5% of the sales, they generously donated well over the total earned. Northfield is so fortunate to have these wonderful businesses in our community. Please stop in for a coffee or a beer to thank them for their support.

YOUTH CALENDAR FOR: JUNE

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CHECK OUT THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM PAGE

YOU CAN SUPPORT YOUR LIBRARY THROUGH: AmazonSmile

APPLICATION FOR LIBRARY CARD: Application for Library Card

EXPLORE THE HISTORY OF YOUR LIBRARY: The Brown Public Library, built in 1906, integrates the original brick library building with a recent two-story addition connecting the Brown Public Library with the Northfield Historical Society, located in the former home of Charles Paine, a prominent 19th century Northfield entrepreneur and Vermont governor. Above the fireplaces in the north and south readings rooms are paintings of historic interest relating to the library and Northfield. For an illustrated historic tour of the library, click: Northfield's Libraries and George Washington Brown and Mary Ann Paine's Painting of Northfield.

LISTEN UP! VERMONT: The Brown Public Library, as a member of the Green Mountain Consortium, provides a downloadable e-book and audio book service for adults, kids and teens.

UNIVERSAL CLASS: An online educational resource available to every public library in Vermont. It gives library patrons access to over 500 free online courses from hobbies to job skills to education and test preparation and more. All you need to register is your library bar code number. Self-paced courses with real instructors have video-based lessons, graded tests, a collaborative learning environment, and certificates of achievement. To register go to http://vermontstate.universalclass.com/register.htm or call the library (485-4621) for more information.

HERITAGEQUEST ONLINE: Search various databases valuable in genealogical research.

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