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Library News & Announcements:

Updated 6/1/2020

Closing Early

In accordance with Brown County directives, the Central Library will close at 6:30 pm, Monday, June 1 – Thursday, June 4.

This year, we are excited to offer a digital summer reading program – making it easier than ever to participate! (A paper version will still be offered). Kids and teens can read to earn book prizes and with a few surprises thrown in and adults can earn tickets to enter a drawing for a variety of prize pack excursions to enjoy locally. Visit our Summer Reading page for more information!

(Updated 5/19/2020)

A Message to the Community:

The health and safety of library customers, staff, and volunteers continues to be Brown County Library’s highest priority. Although state regulations governing closures related to COVID-19 have changed, the library will remain closed to the public at this time.


Library leadership is working on a staged reopening plan that includes expanded services and integrates protective measures, recommended by public health officials, to ensure the safety of library visitors and staff. Thank you for your continued patience and support – it is appreciated!


We will continue to provide contactless holds pickup, digital resources, and information services via phone and email.


Please watch for updates here and on our Facebook page.

(Updated 5/26/2020)

Contactless Pickup Service expands to include all library locations (except the Denmark Branch):

Library patrons are able to schedule times to pick up library books and items requested in advance, within various limits.


Follow these simple steps to pick up materials at participating locations. Click on each step for details:


1. Place items on hold

  • Search the library’s online catalog or call the library to place holds on the item(s) you want.
  • There is a temporary limit of 15 holds per library card.
  • Hold pickup is available at all Brown County libraries except Denmark.


2. Wait for notification that holds are ready to be picked up

  • You will receive a notification (by email, text message, or phone depending on your account preference) letting you know that you can call to schedule pickup. Due to limited staff and delivery services, wait times will be longer than usual.


3. Call the pickup library to schedule a pickup appointment

  • After you receive notification, call the pickup library to schedule a time to pick up your holds.
  • Central Library – call 920-448-5825
  • Ashwaubenon Branch – call 920-492-4913
  • East Branch Library – call 920-391-4600
  • Kress Family Branch (De Pere) – call 920-448-4407
  • Pulaski Branch – call 920-822-3220
  • Southwest Branch – call 920-492-4910
  • Weyers-Hilliard Branch (Howard) – call 920-448-4405
  • Wrightstown Branch – call 920-532-4011
  • Have your library card barcode number available.



4. Pick up your items

  • All items will be checked out and bagged ahead of time. Each bag will have your holds slip stapled to it for identification.
  • Pickups at the Central Library will take place via the pickup window just past the drive-thru book drop. Enter through the library lot and follow signage.
  • Pickups at all other locations (except Denmark) will take place in that location’s lobby/vestibule or at an outdoor table.


5. Return your items

  • Due dates for all items have been extended to July 1.
  • You can return your items to an outdoor book drop except Denmark at any time. Bulky items that are too large to return through book drops are not available for contactless pickup.
  • After return to a book drop, all library items are quarantined before they are checked in. No fines will accrue during this quarantine.


Donations are not being accepted at this time. Please use book drops for library returns only.


For more information, please see our

Contactless Pickup FAQ page

Remember, all Brown County Library buildings are closed to the public (lobbies, restrooms, computers and other spaces are not accessible) but the library is open online!

Did you know this about…?

Library Cards

Exciting news! Getting a library card just got easier! While the library is closed you can get a library card online! We now offer online library card sign-up with immediate access to our digital library and contactless pickup. Go here to sign up: browncountylibrary.org/apply


Placing and picking up holds is available with our contactless pickup service (please see above). Please call the library to speak to a staff person regarding any holds that were available for pickup when the library closed. Any items you had on hold that were not ready yet will retain their place in the holds waiting list.

Due Dates

Due dates on all physical items(including Interlibrary loans) have been extended to June 15 – there is no need to renew your items! Don’t worry, we’ll make sure that you won’t have any overdue items before the library reopens.

Contactless Pickup

Contactless pickup of holds begins Monday, April 27. Please see our Contactless Pickup FAQ page for details, call 920-448-4400 or email for additional help.

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Digital Resources

The library offers numerous online learning and entertainment opportunities – perfect for these days spent at home or any time!

Online and at Home
Even though our library buildings are closed, there are many opportunities to enjoy reading and enrichment activities from home. Our Librarians share some of their favorite online resources, here.
New resources are added regularly – check back often!

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The Library is closely monitoring guidelines related to COVID-19 provided by the Wisconsin Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

During our closure:

  • Bookdrops will remain open with the exception of Denmark

    Please note that materials returned to bookdrops will be checked in following a waiting period. You may experience a delay in your library account being updated.

  • Reference Services will be available by email and phone
  • Reassessments will be made based on further guidance from the CDC and Public Health Officer.


  • All library programs and events through August | Todos los programas de la biblioteca se cancelan hasta agosto.
  • Meeting room and THink Tank reservations.
  • Outreach Services and Bookmobile Community stops.

More information:
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Stay Healthy Brown County

Central Library Wall Gallery:

On display: Oils by Robert Wasmund, Green Bay

As Seen on TV (and in the Newspaper!) 

Good Reads!
Watch the library’s segment on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month!
Youth Reads
Themed children’s book synopses published every Sunday in the Green Bay Press-Gazette.