Fall 2021 youth programs start in October. Check out our Events Calendar for an up-to-date listing of appointment times and programs.

The library is open for browsing and self-service pick-up on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 9am-6:30pm, Wednesdays and Fridays 9am-8pm, and Saturdays 9am-5pm. Masks are still required and seating is limited.

Materials (books, dvds, etc.) may be requested for self-service pick-up iby placing a hold in the library catalog, calling us at (802) 878-6956, or emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 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, and offers a chance for high school age teens to contribute to Brownell Library initiatives as well as the wider Essex Junction community.
  • 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.


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