annualfundscreen16Albert Einstein once said, “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”

Einstein understood the value of the local public library, a place to satisfy our lifelong curiosity about the world, and serve as a center for education for all ages.

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., has made “the place to go to learn, connect and grow” its mission and it is the place where nearly 600 passionate learners and information explorers come through our doors each day.

The library relies on community support to help provide access to knowledge, books, computers and educational programs to all members of society. With the generosity of people like you, we can continue to champion the love of reading, open the door to lifelong learning, and provide a haven for those who seek.

 The library is beginning its annual campaign, where we ask the community to help us continue to grow and support education. Please consider making a donation in person or online at

“Every dollar raised is important because it serves as a catalyst for change in our community,” said Barbara McGary, executive director of the library. “When you support libraries and library services, you are supporting more than a place with books and technology. What you are really supporting are ideas and relationships.”

Your gift will purchase the books and online resources our community depends on, will ensure that children have the opportunity to come to storytimes and learn to love reading long before they go to school, provide computers for teens to use for homework and research, and ensure the preservation of library services for future generations and make information accessible to all. You can make a gift at

The James V. Brown Library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and 24/7 at