• 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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