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  • Please visit our New Titles page to see the fantastic new books bought by the American Rescue Plan Grants.
  • Cribbage, Puzzle and Craft Night! The library is open from 6 PM to 8 PM and we are really looking forward to seeing our cribbage players, jigsaw puzzle fans and crafters every Wednesday night.
  • Our November on-line auction was a big success benefiting both the library and the playground equipment fund. Over $2,000 was raised! We would like to thank the following businesses and individuals who donated prizes and give our special thanks to the volunteers who did such an amazing job to make this auction a reality!

Artistic Gardens
Hillary Bailey
Tammy Bailey
Lee Beattie
Bentley’s Bakery and Cafe
Big Cones
Country Styles Hair Care
Larry Couture
Cochran’s Ski Area
Creamery Restaurant
Curtis Vance Memorial Orchard (Linda Vance & Susan Lynaugh)
Danville Inn
Cathy Dellinger
Beth Ferraro
Great Vermont Corn Maze
Cheryl Heath
Jay Peak Pump House Indoor Waterpark
Beth Kanell
Carol Kuligowski
Alana Langmaid
David Langmaid
Jake Langmaid
Larrabee’s Building & Supply
Mad River Glen
Maple Grove
Marty’s First Stop
McDonald Farm Stand
Greg Moore
Sue Murray
Steve Parker
Cyndy Phillips
Pizza Man
Hollis Prior
Liz Sargent
Sugar Ridge
Sam & Kylee Rossier
Three Ponds
Kitty and Abel Toll

Micki Larrabee

Paul Taylor

We are open for pick-up!

We are so happy to announce that will will be offering this service for our patrons.

To let us know what you would like to borrow, please send us an email at info@brainerdmemoriallibraryvt.org. We will notify you and you can pick up your materials at the library. It isn’t possible to show in the catalog if a book has already been checked out but we will let you know if it is not available.

Both catalogs are searchable by author and title. To search by author, type the last name, first name. For example: Dickens, Charles. To search click on the link to access the catalog. Use Control + F (Windows) or Command + F (Mac) to enter a search box. Type in the author’s name or title of the book or DVD and, if we have it in our collection, it will be highlighted in green.

Book catalog

DVD/Audiobook catalog

All of us at the library are thrilled to start serving our community again and we hope you will be interested in using our new service.

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