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George H. & Laura E. Brown Library

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Monday -  Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Phone: 252-946-4300

George H. & Laura E. Brown Library
122 Van Norden Street
Washington, NC 27889

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees meets the third Thursday of each month. (Please call 252-946-4300 to confirm meeting schedule.) It is an advisory board appointed by Washington City Council to advise on library policy and programming. The library board is made up of six members.

Friends of the Library

The Friends of Brown Library is a membership organization that supports the programs and operations of the library through various projects and activities.

The annual Friends of the Brown Library Book Sale is held the third weekend in January.
The event takes place at the Washington Civic Center with a sneak preview for members only on Thursday night.


Katie Lake, President & Membership
Tim Staiger, Vice-President
Deb Caulfield, Secretary
Dee Donovan, Treasurer 
Sharon Johnston, Newsletter

Library Staff

Sandra Silvey, Library Director
Kim Davenport, Technical Services Supervisor
Terry Rollins, Youth Services Librarian
Claudia Dahlen, Reference Specialist/Genealogy
Teresa Patti, Circulation Supervisor

Jennifer Mills, Technical Services Assistant
Elizabeth Tankard, Technical Services Specialist
Marilouise Cloutier, Circulation Assistant
Rhianna Clipperton. Circulation Assistant
Perry Harper, Custodian

Library Services

Adult & Children's Services   Circulation Services   Collections & Other Services   Digital Collection

Policies and Procedures

Internet Use  Wireless Internet Use  Multi-Purpose Meeting Room & Exhibits    

Disruptive Behavior   Miscellaneous Policies   

Visit NCLive, Your Library Link to the World!
NC Live is available to registered borrowers. 

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The mission of George H. & Laura E. Brown library provides resources and information to broaden educational and personal horizons to strengthen the community.