Hello friends! The library continues to be closed. The Board of Trustees will be meeting in January 2021 to discuss when and how we can open. We miss everyone and hope you are all safe.

2020 Memory Tree

If you’d like a FULL list of Memory Tree 2020 persons it’s available in the PDF below.

North Danville 4th of July

Come to North Danville on the 4th! Our theme is Celebrating Community! While we can’t hold our traditional 4th of July celebration and parade – we also wont let this pass without a party!!!

This year YOU’RE THE PARADE! Tour the village of North Danville and it’s beautiful back roads, enjoying 4th of July displays created by the community (feel free to decorate your vehicle). And maybe a light show at night?

Let’s celebrate our amazing community and the strength we’ve all showed this year!


In 2020 we’ll be adding more resources for Business Owners, small and large alike! We’ve partnered with Google to present some training that will answer questions you may have had about advertising, setting up a quality listing, getting more traction on Google…

We’ll also have locally focused resources and events as well. We’re a great work space with reliable, fast wifi and a building full of resources!

Contact us for more information on how to better list your business with Google: https://smallbusiness.withgoogle.com/#!/

Book Sale!

We have shelves of used books for sale, too many! Come in with a bag and fill it for $1.00! This supports the purchase of new books!

Thank you to everyone who supports our wonderful library!

Shelburne Farm Family Passes are available

If you haven’t visited Shelburne Farms – here’s your chance to visit for free! The library has 2 guest cards for our patrons. The passes are for free family admission to the walking trails and the Children’s Farmyard for 2 adults and children under 18 years. There is a $5 deposit required to check out the cards which is refundable upon return.

Library News

Another update in our children’s area is the purchase and installation of book bins.  Book bins make it easier to browse the picture books.  This helps to make the library experience more fun and also increases circulation resulting in fewer “forgotten” picture books!

Book bin

Thank you so much!

All of us at the Brainerd Memorial Library would like to thank Gale Hamilton and Mary Barlow for their extremely generous parting gifts to us. Usually, it’s the ones leaving who receive a gift but in their typically generous way, Gale and Mary have  given the library wonderful and exciting gifts to benefit the whole community. Our Adult Fiction collection will be enhanced by new additions – specifically chosen from literary prize lists such as the Man Booker List and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Our Adult Non-Fiction collection/Local History collection  has received all four of Gerard Lamothe’s books and another copy of “Village in the Hills” (which is out-of-print). These gifts are in addition to Gale and Mary’s many, many hours of help and service to the library and the people of North Danville. We are so grateful and we will all miss you very much!

Museum and Park Passes

We have summer passes for Vermont State Parks available for check out. Each pass allows free entry into any state park day use area for one vehicle with up to 8 people. Passes can be used from 10 A.M. to sunset. We have a pass for free entry into any Vermont Historic Site for up to 8 people in one vehicle. An ECHO Museum pass is also available for check out. This pass allows Brainerd Memorial Library patrons reduced admission: $4 dollars for up to 4 people. These passes are very popular, especially during the summer so calling ahead to reserve is a good idea.

Have you seen the beautiful children’s room chairs?

These adorable children’s chairs have been sponsored by friends and neighbors of the library in memory and/or in honor of family members and loved ones. These vintage chairs have been beautifully painted by the very talented folks at Idle Time Crafts in Norton, Vermont.  If you are interested in sponsoring a chair, we have just a few available. Please call Liz Sargent at (802) 748-1456 for more details.

  DSC_0004 Beattie chair

DSC_0005 Mary Prior chair

DSC_009 Randee

DSC_0010 Luella Kirker

DSC_0017 Heath

DSC_0018 Alice Hafner

DSC_0020 Elizabeth Symanik

DSC_0022 Marrier

DSC_0025 Lucia Pearl

Looking for a sponsor!

In memory of Ann Langmaid.

STILL AVAILABLE  at the library: •  Check out a Vermont State Parks Access Pass: allows up to 8 people in one car FREE access. •  Check out a Vermont State Historical Site Pass: allows up to 8 people in one car FREE access. • Check out ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center Access Pass; allows up to 4 people entry at the REDUCED rate of $4.00 per person. •  Knitting Group Wednesdays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Bring any hand work and join in. •  Cribbage Wednesday Night at 6 p.m. – $4 buy-in