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George H. & Laura E. Brown Library

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees meets the third Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. (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.

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Monday -  Friday: 10 AM - 7 PM
Saturday:              10 AM - 3 PM
Sunday:                   1 PM - 6 PM

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

Phone: (252) 946-4300
Fax: (252) 975-2015

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 Brown Library will be CLOSED on Monday, January 16, in celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

The annual Friends of the Brown Library Book Sale will be held Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21, 9:00 -- 5:00, and, Sunday, January 22, 12:00 -- 3:00. The event takes place at the Washington Civic Center. A sneak preview for members only will take place on Thursday night, January 19, 5:30 -- 8:30!


Rachel Mills, President
Luther Davis, Vice-President
Diane Giffin, Secretary
Katie Lake, Treasurer and Membership
Bronna Graham, Newsletter

Library Staff

Gloria Moore, Library Director
Kim Davenport, Library Services Coordinator
Terry Rollins, Program Assistant
Wanda Corey, Library Assistant

Kimberly Davenport, Library Assistant
Elizabeth Tankard, Library Assistant
John Thomas, Library Clerk
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   Cellular Phones   Donated Books   Pets & Animals   Dress Code

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NC Live is available to registered borrowers. Call (252) 946-4300 to get the NC Live password.

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The mission of Brown Library is to provide resources and services for community residents of all ages by enhancing and contributing to their educational, informational, recreational, and leisure needs in the most efficient manner possible. We especially recognize our responsibility to serve as a place for children to discover the joy of reading and the value of libraries.  Special emphasis is placed on supplying adults with current reading materials; on providing reference services to students (at all academic levels) and other information seekers; and on making facilities available for local individuals, organizations and agencies to do community work.  The library serves as a learning and activities center for all residents of the City of Washington and the surrounding Beaufort County area.