Purpose of the Friends

The Friends of the Brown County Library help curious minds of all ages learn more about our community and the world beyond by organizing and sponsoring programs that help make the Library great, such as:

    • Give-A-Kid-A-Book Campaign - More than 15,000 donated books are collected and distributed annually to at-risk children.
    • Born to Read Campaign - Reading kits are distributed to all new parents with babies born during National Library Week in April.
    • Local History Series - Award-winning speaker series focusing on the vibrant tapestry of life in Brown County and Wisconsin.
    • Fundraising - Through events like the biannual Big Book Sale, the Friends raise funds and in turn donate thousands of dollars toward the purchase of state-of-the-art Library technology (including self-check-out stations, computers, security systems, etc.) and the funding of Library-related educational programs (such as storytelling performances and author visits) and entertainment events (such as concerts and lectures).

The Mission of the Friends:

The Friends of the Brown County Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable and educational organization whose mission is to promote, sustain, and extend the mission of the Brown County Library to help ensure library excellence into the future.  

The Mission of the Brown County Library:

The Library's Mission

“To be your place for information, entertainment, community, and culture.”

The Library's Vision:

To be an agent of opportunity that empowers people to be their best and to strengthen the region by celebrating the diversity of the human experience. We seek to be recognized as a community hub for literacy, learning, innovation, and cultural and economic vitality.

The Library's Values:

By living our values, the Brown County Library commits to:

  • Provide free, equitable access to curated resources and services.

  • Offer accessible spaces with welcoming, caring, expert service and staff.

  • Design and deliver early learning and literacy programs for our children and families.

  • Build human capital, and support life-long learning and the pursuit of work and career goals.

  • Invest in technology to bridge digital and opportunity gaps in Brown County communities while supporting innovation, online learning, and creativity.

  • Celebrate ideas, culture, local history, diversity and inclusivity while partnering to build community.

The Library's Diversity and Inclusivity Statement:

The Brown County Library provides welcoming and safe spaces in which the diversity of the human experience is valued, respected, and celebrated.

For more on the Library's mission, please visit the Library's web page, "About the Library".

The Friends of the Brown County Library is a

501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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