MEET BRITTA EBERLE OUR YOUTH LIBRARIAN (she's the one on the left; her two-year-old is busy with other projects)

Britta Eberle is a native of Northfield and while growing up, she often came to the Brown Public Library. Britta has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Education with K-6 teacher certification from Johnson State College. When she's not at the library, Britta enjoys word games, gardening, cooking, and spending time with her husband and two young children.



APPLICATION FOR LIBRARY CARD: Application for Library Card

YOUTH VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS: If you would like to help with youth programming at the library, please fill out the Youth Volunteer Application

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY NEWLETTER: Latest Edition of the Friends Newsletter

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 or call the library (485-4621) for more information.

HERITAGEQUEST ONLINE: Search various databases valuable in genealogical research.

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