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The Library is your place, at 224 Main Street and online. Come visit us to check out books, movies, CDs, e-readers, and museum passes. Explore our digital media and student resources page for 24/7 access to e-books, e-audio, and useful databases for school projects. Check in with the reference desk for free research help from a reference librarian.
Meet Paige Martin, Assistant Youth Services Librarian
Paige joined the Brooks Memorial Library staff in early 2015. She's spending most of her time in the Children's Room right now, but she enjoys working with teens and loves young adult literature, so don't hesitate to ask her for a good book recommendation. Eventually, Paige will also work on expanding Young Adult services in the library.
Review your favorite Young Adult books
Love reading YA? Have strong opinions about the Young Adult books you read? Do you like to talk about it? Write about it? Write a review and have it published on the library’s website. Review any YA book that you read and send in your review to the library. We will publish your review, if it is within guidelines, on the library’s teen website. Send your reviews to Paige Martin to be posted on the website. These reviews count for community service hours. If you would like more information, please call Paige at (802)-254-5290 x111, or send an email.
Help us design and plan teen services
You can help shape your library's services for young adults by making suggestions for purchase for new titles or by joining the Teen Advisory Board. If your school has a community service requirement, the TAB is a way to fulfill your requirement while making a difference for the library. To participate, submit a Teen Advisory Board application, and we will be in touch.
Finding YA Materials in the Library
The Young Adult area on the first floor stocks new and popular fiction for teens, and you can also find good reading on the adult shelves and in the children's room.
Young Adult nonfiction, audio, and DVDs are shelved with the adult materials, but you can spot them easily by the purple dot on the spine. Graphic novels and comics are a popular area; you will find them on the mezzanine in 741.5. And please don't hesitate to ask us for help finding things; that's why we're here.
Help with research and school projects
Brooks Memorial and the BAMS/BUHS Library have different materials. For best results, use both libraries! Try our YA Research Guide and Middle School/High school resource pages for suggestions about how to get started.
If you live or go to middle school or high school in Brattleboro, you are entitled to a free card that will allow you to borrow and download materials and search all our online resources from home.