Monday, June 29, 2015

Brownell Library

Brownell Library
The Brownell Library at 6 Lincoln St. Essex Junction is one of Vermont's busier libraries with 135,720 visits in FY12. Brownell is a hub of activity for a range of users being located on a bus line, and within a walking village that a number of lifelong learners reside in because of Brownell's broad program offerings and an excellent book collection to engage their minds. Brownell engages users from infants through elders, addressing the needs and aspirations of professionals, students, families, young adults, persons with disabilities, New Americans, and the socially, culturally, and intellectually curious.   Brownell has long been considered the living room of Essex Junction. We try to accommodate the needs of the current community by providing them a comfortable place to read, research and connect with their neighbors, but also offer a place patrons can use and learn about new technology to enhance their lives.
The Library is located at 6 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction, Vermont 05452.
Follow this link to the Brownell Library website.


Wendy Hysko
Interim Library Director


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sonnet 18: Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day? - Poem by William Shakespeare


Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course untrimmed.
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st,
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.