Brown Library

George H. & Laura E. Brown Library

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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

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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.


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