Welcome to the Brown Public Library’s Youth Services Department! In addition to an exciting and ever-expanding selection of books, our library offers fun programs that promote early literacy, kindergarten readiness, community connection, and a lifelong love of reading and learning.
Storytime is one of our two core programs for children ages 0-6. At Storytime we read books, sing songs, and play with props such as scarves and egg shakers. Every Storytime ends with either a craft or a sensory activity. Kids and caregivers are also always welcome to stay and play afterward. Storytime takes place outside in our beautiful Storytime treehouse as long as the weather allows. We will move inside during the winter.
Playgroup is our library’s other core program for young children. Every Friday we meet in the community room to play and socialize together. The first 45 minutes of playgroup is always unstructured, free play. Then, we clean up and have a short circle time.
Golden Dome Book Group
Our Golden Dome Book Group is a bimonthly book group targeting kids approximately ages 8-12. We meet every other month to discuss a book, enjoy snacks, and do an activity related to the book. Our book group members always vote for the next read–which is usually either a past or present Golden Dome Nominee or winner. Come join us!
Our library also hosts a variety of other programs including seasonal LEGO challenges, craft activities, and our annual Summer Reading program. Just check our calendar to see what is happening next.
Red Clover Book Award
The library has all the nominees for the Red Clover Book Award. These books are aimed at children in grades K-4.
Golden Dome Book Award
The library has all the books on the Golden Dome Book Award Master List. The master list titles have been selected to satisfy the reading interests of youth in grades 4-8.
Green Mountain Book Awards
The Green Mountain Book Awards are a reader’s choice award for students in grades 9-12. Co-sponsored by the Vermont Department of Libraries and the Vermont School Library Association, this program is designed to introduce to high school students some excellent books for their pleasure reading.