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RoadblockTraveling to the Central Library?  

Stay informed of the latest Monroe Avenue construction developments as you plan your visit to the library. Construction information specific to the Central Library will be posted as it becomes known.

Update 9/16 The Pine Street entrance is closed for up to a week (to let new concrete cure) but Pine Street to Monroe Avenue to the library’s parking lot ‘exit’ is open for access to the parking lot. Please remember that this is accommodating two-way traffic.  Please enter and exit with care!

Library Updates

Current event calendars for children, teens, and adults.

Stan LeeSeptember is library card sign-up month!
Honorary Chair for Library Card Sign-up Month and legendary comic book creator, Stan Lee, wants YOU to get a library card because… a library card is the most important school supply of all; libraries are an essential service for the nation’s children;  libraries bridge the digital divide by providing a full range of information and services to children and adult learners; libraries offer free access to important educational resources for all ages and types of learners; libraries continue to evolve and expand their services in ways that bring value to their communities;  and a free library card is the “smartest card” you can own.

Want to travel the world? Learn a new language? Download a new e-book to your tablet or new music to your device? You can do all that and more for free with a library card!  Use your library card to learn, explore, or just for enjoyment. Apply online or in person at any Brown County Library.

Antique Appraisal Flyer

Back by popular demand!
 “What’s It Worth?” Antique & Collectible Appraisal Event with Mark Moran. Saturday, September 20 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m at the Central Library.  Registration required.  More…



The Great Books Discussion series resumes Tuesday, September 9.  See the schedule.

Crossroads in Kids’ Books: a discussion, panel and social event (including special author appearances!)for people involved in getting books in kids’ and teenagers’ hands! This Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Central Library.  Doors open at 9:30 am, program begins at 10 am.  Free.

The 2nd Annual Kids Fun Run to benefit the Wrightstown Branch Library is October 4.  View registration details.



Adults – looking for something new to read? 

Try our new personalized reading suggestions service, Future Favorite Books!

What is your library use worth to you? Have you ever wondered how much you would pay out-of-pocket for your library services?  Use our Library Use & Value Calculator to determine how much the library is saving you on a monthly basis.  It also calculates a “return on investment” that is based on the per capita library expenditures in your community.

Do you Zinio? 
Zinio offers your favorite magazines in digital format that you can read on your mobile device or computer. Have your library card handy to sign up for a free account!


The Library’s Playbook illustrates our mission and strategic goals.


As Seen on TV (and in the Newspaper!)

Good Reads!
Watch the library’s segment on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month!
View previous book segments.
Check It Out!
Themed children’s booklists published every Saturday in the Green Bay Press-Gazette’s Family Time section.
View previously published lists.


Cellcom Children’s Edible Garden  @ Central Library

Garden plan created by Landscape Associates of De Pere.

The Cellcom Children’s Edible Garden at the Central Library is enhancing education for children of all ages.This project provides a hands-on learning environment that supports and reinforces literacy and learning.

Please consider making a donation to help grow our garden!

Contact Library Director Lynn Stainbrook at 920-448-5810 for more information or mail your donation to Brown County Library Children’s Garden, 515 Pine Street, Green Bay, WI 54301.