Our Summer Reading Program starts June 22nd and offers a variety of virtual, take home, and outdoor activities, as well as volunteer opportunities for teens. Learn more on our Summer Reading page or check out our Events Calendar for program details.

Materials (books, dvds, etc.) may be requested for pick up in our rear vestibule on weekdays between 10am and 6pm. You can place a hold in the library catalog, by calling us at (802) 878-6955, or emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Holds and email requests received by 5pm will be available for same-day pick-up. Phone in requests received by 5:30pm will also be available for same-day pick-up. We will call you when your request is ready. Digital audiobook and ebooks are also available for download at Listen Up Vermont.


Teen Advisory Board

Second Friday of the month, 3:30-4:30pm

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is for high school aged teens who want to socialize, plan exciting programming for teens at our library, and advise staff on all things happening in the library. We are open to innovative ideas that will engage a diverse audience and trust that teens have excellent ideas! Past activities have included the Pun Off, Essex Eats Out, and LARP. New members are always welcome.


Interested in other ways to volunteer at Brownell?  Check out our Teen Volunteer Opportunities.