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Library News & Announcements:

Effective August 1, 2020:
Brown County Library patrons at all locations are required to wear a face covering.


Governor Evers passed Executive Order 82 declaring a State of Emergency and Emergency Order #1, which includes this statement:

“Every individual, age five and older, in Wisconsin shall wear a face covering if both of the following apply: a. The individual is indoors or in an enclosed space, other than at a private residence; and; b. Another person or persons who are not members of individual’s household or living unit are present in the same room or enclosed space.”

This Order will expire on September 28, 2020, or by a
subsequent superseding emergency order.

Library Opens for intentional browsing, holds pickup, and checkout, July 15. Read about making computer reservations, restrictions in place, and more.

View the library’s hours of operation.

Summer Reading Challenge


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 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!


Pop-Up Programming!


This summer, the library is offering virtual programs for all ages. The programs are being added to the online calendar (check it out – it’s over there – to your left!)

Adult programs are released on Mondays; kids’ programs on Tuesdays and Thursdays; teen programs on Wednesdays; and family programs on Fridays. Access them at your convenience on social media and on our YouTube Channel. Hit the subscribe button and never miss a new video!


Topics to Discuss: Current Events

Follow these links for booklists on the the following topics:


Books for Kids in Stressful Times Includes resources for parents and caregivers and eBooks about the Coronavirus
Discussing Difficult Topics: Race and Racism (for Children and Young Adults) | Racism (for Adults)
Pride Month: Booklists for Adults | Teens | Kids


(Updated 8/1/2020)

Library Opens for Holds Pickup and Checkout:

In addition to computer use by appointment only, Brown County Library buildings will open with controlled access for intentional browsing, holds pickup and checkout of materials. A limited number of people will be allowed in the library based on building size & occupancy guidelines.
Other service adjustments include:

  • Printing and photocopying available
  • Regular due dates resume and late fees may accrue
  • Contactless pickup continues at all locations with the exception      of the Denmark Branch. For details on this service, see the      Contactless Pickup section below.
  • (Self) Check-out stations will be available for visitors. Sanitizing      supplies will be provided.
  • All library materials must be returned to an outdoor book drop      (The Denmark Branch book drop is now open). Please note      that all materials are quarantined for at least 72 hours after      they are returned. Fines do not accrue during the                                                                               quarantine period.
  • Library card applications accepted in person
  • Library staff available for readers advisory and help in placing holds, in person or by phone.
  • Please watch for updates here and on our Facebook page.

  • (Updated 7/7/2020)

    Contactless Pickup:

    Schedule a time to pick up library books and items requested in advance (some limits apply).


    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 are printed on your receipt. Please return you items by the due date to avoid late fines.
    • You can return your items to an outdoor book drop 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

    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 are printed on your receipt. Please return you items by the due date to avoid late fines.


    Contactless Pickup
    Contactless pickup of holds continues at all library locations except Denmark. Please see our
    Contactless Pickup FAQ page for details, call 920-448-4400 or email for additional help.

    Ancestry Library
    Ancestry Library
    Discover your family history and start your family tree! Temporary, free access is courtesy of Ancestry.com.

    Get started!



    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!

    Leer en Español


    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

      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.