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Brooks Memorial Library Seeks Trustees

 The Board of Library Trustees of Brooks Memorial Library seeks an enthusiastic and dedicated library user to fill an open position on the Board. Candidates for this position should have an interest in maintaining a strong and visionary library in Town.  Trustees must be residents of Brattleboro. 

The Board, which numbers nine trustees, meets at the Library from 4:45 p.m. to 6:45PM on the second Tuesday of the month. Members are asked to chair or serve on two or more committees that convene as needed. 

For more information on the library, please visit thelibrary web site, “About Brooks,” where library history, the most recent strategic plan, summary, Trustee agendas, minutes and committees are available.

Applicants should send a letter or email and resume describing their interest in serving on the Library Board no later than February 9, 2019, at 5 PM. 

Trustee Position
Board of Trustees
Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St.
Brattleboro, Vt. 05301
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Closing EARLY on New Year's Eve!

Dear Library Community,
We will be CLOSING EARLY at 6 pm on  Monday, December 31st, so make sure that you come in to stock up on that last minute reading for the New Year!
The Library will be CLOSED on Tuesday, January 1st.
Everyone here at Brooks Memorial Library wishes you a Safe and Happy New Year's Holiday!
~Your Library Staff

Zumba @ the Library!

zumba-logo23 Free Zumba for Kids on Tuesday, June 28th @ 2:00. Sign up and come show off your dance moves. Please register. For more information click here.

Civic Engagement

Want to learn more about issues in your community and state? Want easy ways to contact your legislators at all levels? Check out these resources. You might also want to explore the News and Current Events section for related information.


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Logged out and  logged back in as me -- no problem.

Now I have two separate windows open with same article open in both... 

Saved and changed in one window.

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 Re-opened article and made new changes -- they do get saved.

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Please use the main menu or the Search Site  box on the left to find what your're looking for.

We apologize for any inconvenience, but hope you will enjoy the new site.

Fine Art and Exhibits

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The Brooks Memorial Library houses an extensive permanent art collection, including works by Daniel Chester French, Larkin Mead, and William Morris Hunt, among others.  There are also artifacts from history and pre-history: come see the mammoth tusk!  Visitors are invited to take the self-guided fine arts walking tour.  Tour pamphlets are available on both floors. 

The Library also offers changing exhibits of the work of children's illustrators in the exhibit cases outside the Children's Room. For more information about exhibiting work, please contact exhibit coordinator Prudence Baird. Exhibitors are required to complete a pdfPublic Exhibit Application.