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.

Community Service for High School Students

Teens contribute their energy & talents in three different ways at Brownell Library.

  • Become a member of our Teen Advisory Board (TAB).  TAB meets the second Friday of each month to plan activities for teens, younger students, or other community members.
  • Offer a one-time event or program:  Some teens offer a one time program in the library, focusing on a topic they are particularly interested in.  They may work individually or coordinate with another organization like the Senior Center or Teen Center.
  • Become an ongoing volunteer:  These Teen Volunteers help our Librarians with behind-the-scene tasks such as shelf reading, shelving books, taking inventory of book lists, decorating bulletin boards, and various other jobs. Teen Volunteers are asked to make a six-month commitment to come every week for a two hour shift. An application and background check are required. If accepted, Librarians will provide training.

All community service is valuable for personal fulfillment and may also count toward school credit and college or job applications.

After you fill out an Volunteer Application and turn it in, a librarian will contact you. Call 878-6956 if you have any questions.

Middle School Students can help out with programs during the summer and participate in LEEP.