Covid-19 Update (April 27, 2021):

The Friends of the Brown County Library (FBCL) is following the lead of the Brown County Library in an effort to reduce the further spread of the Covid-19 virus.  The FBCL's priority is to protect the health and well-being of our members and volunteers, and in turn, that of any library staff and library patrons with whom we may interact. 

In keeping with these policies, FBCL group activities typically held in a library building have been postponed or cancelled over the past year.  Most notably, this has affected our major events.  While the Give-A-Kid-A-Book campaign, including book collection and distribution, has been held under strictly controlled conditions, other 2020 events such as the FBCL Spring and Fall Book Sales have been cancelled.

In mid-April, 2021, the Library entered "Chapter 4" of their reopening plan. 

For the latest information on library services, please visit the Library's website.   BCL COVID Page

This revised Library policy means that, on a restricted basis, our volunteers will again be allowed to enter the Central Library building and sort books donated for our Book Sale.  Therefore, as of May 1, 2021, we will once again be accepting used book donations for our Big Book Sale.  Please refer to our Book Sale Activity page for the types of materials accepted, and our Facebook page (see window at the bottom of this page) for any updates.

Thank you for your continued patience and understranding as we all strive to stay healthy and safe.


The Friends of the Brown County Library is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that recognizes and works to improve the vital role the Brown County Library plays in making sure that local residents have lifelong access to these resources.

Since its founding in 1963, the members, volunteers, and donors of the Friends have helped guarantee the continued success of the 130 year old Brown County Library system, which includes the Central Library in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the eight branches in Green Bay and surrounding Brown County communities,  and the traveling bookmobile. 


The Friends are best known for our annual literacy campaigns (Give-a-Kid-a-Book and Born to Read), our biannual Big Book Sale fundraisers, and our numerous sponsorships of library and literacy events throughout the year.  We welcome you to check us out, and invite you to join us as we work to maintain our Brown County Library as a vital community resource.

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The Friends of the Brown County Library is a

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