• April 13, 2022 9:51 AM | Donald Kraft - FBCL Secretary (Administrator)

    The March 17-24, 2022 edition of City Pages has an article about the new UntitledTown.

     UntitledTown Turns a New Page

  • October 26, 2021 4:56 PM | Donald Kraft - FBCL Secretary (Administrator)

    The Friends of the Brown County Library and the GAKAB 2021 honorary chairs, Green Bay Packers wives Molly (Mason) Crosby, and Aiyda (Randall) Cobb, announce the launch of the 33rd annual Give-A-Kid-A-Book Campaign.  View the press release here.

  • August 03, 2021 11:07 AM | Donald Kraft - FBCL Secretary (Administrator)

    The Friends of the Brown County Library needs help sorting donated books for its Big Book Sale! 

    This is an ongoing, year-around volunteer opportunity that entails sorting donated and withdrawn books into 40+ categories in preparation for the Friends semi-annual book sale.  Once sorted, the books are boxed and moved into stacks.  Boxes weigh 25-40 lbs. 

    Volunteers will need to complete 3 hours (two 90 minute sessions) of orientation and training.   After that, you will be asked to commit to volunteering several hours per week at the BCL Central Library in the Friends sorting room.  Once trained, volunteers set their own hours, during the library's open hours. 

    Volunteers must be members of the Friends of Brown County Library.  To volunteer or for more information about this opportunity, contact Curt Heuer at booksort@browncountylibraryfriends.org

  • August 03, 2021 7:59 AM | Donald Kraft - FBCL Secretary (Administrator)

    After last year's cancellation, UntitledTown makes its return under a new community partnership with the Friends of the Brown County Library. 

    "UntitledTown: The Comeback Event" will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at the Brown County Library's Central Library.    

    A one day celebration of reading, writing, and stories, the event will feature almost twenty authors, including Miranda and Baptiste Paul, Nickolas Butler, Patricia Skalka, Amanda Skenandore, Pao Lor, and Rebecca Makkai, author of The Great Believers, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award.  

    Detailed event information, including times, can be found at lionsmouthbookstore.com  


  • April 29, 2021 11:02 AM | Donald Kraft - FBCL Secretary (Administrator)

    After a year of book sale cancellations, the Friends have finally been given the go ahead to sort donated books and once again conduct the popular Big Book Sale, scheduled for June15-17, 2021.

    The library recently moved to “Chapter 4” in their reopening plan.  While still in a phase of limited public service, this change does allow our volunteers to return into the Central Library building to sort books, and also allows us to hold a modified book sale.   

    Since our sorters can get back to work, the Friends can now start accepting book donations as of May 1, 2021.  Please check out our Book Donation Page for information regarding the books we accept.

    Due to the lingering effects of the pandemic, our upcoming Book Sale will have some restrictions.  It will be shorter, lasting only three days instead of the usual six.  To better control attendance, it will be held in an area of the Central Library’s main floor, instead of throughout the entire lower level.  And since we haven’t been sorting books for the past year, the sale will be limited to books on hand, including a great selection of children and teen books, hardcover and paperback fiction, coffee table books, and some large print books.  Check out our Book Sale Page for details on hours and pricing.  The Library’s safety protocols will be in effect for the sale, including policies regarding masks and limited patrons to maintain distancing.  

    Please plan on coming to our June Big Book Sale - we so look forward to seeing you again! 

  • March 27, 2021 2:39 PM | Donald Kraft - FBCL Secretary (Administrator)


    You are viewing the new website of the Friends of the Brown County Library.  We hope you will enjoy the news and new content that we can now provide for you.

    This website has features specifically geared for our members.  In addition to accessing a personalized membership card, members can now manage their account and make payments online, all without having to leave the comforts of home. 

    If you are not yet a member, please consider joining us, we’d very much appreciate your support. 

    If you are already a member and you provided us with an email address at some point, you should have received an emailed letter in the last week introducing you to the new website.  If you did not see the email in your Inbox, either check to see if it might have been diverted to your Spam folder, or contact us to make sure we have your correct address.

    If you are a member but haven’t provided us with your email address, please consider doing so.  Your email address serves as your username for logging in to your account and taking advantage of the website’s online features.  But if you don’t care to use email, that’s fine, we can continue to communicate with you by postal mail.  

    We hope you will all take advantage of all the website’s new features.  Once the pandemic eases and the Friends can start assembling again, we hope to fill the “Events” and “Blog” portions of the site with our latest plans and activities.

    Thank you.

    Don Kraft

    Secretary, Friends of the Brown County Library

    For website comments/questions, contact webmaster@browncountylibraryfriends.org

    For general FBCL comments/questions, contact info@browncountylibraryfriends.org

  • September 11, 2020 10:29 AM | Donald Kraft - FBCL Secretary (Administrator)

    Due to continued limitations regarding access to the Central Library building, the 2020 Fall Big Book Sale normally scheduled for late October  has been cancelled.

  • April 04, 2020 12:04 PM | Donald Kraft - FBCL Secretary (Administrator)

    Due to the library closure, the Friends 2020 Spring Big Book Sale normally scheduled for May has been cancelled.

  • May 09, 2019 11:03 AM | Donald Kraft - FBCL Secretary (Administrator)

    Journalist and bestselling author Susan Orlean recently graced the Brown County Library with her presentation of her recently published work, "The Library Book."  She wittily recounted its origins and the process of writing it.  

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