The Brooklyn Town Library is now hosting a Children's Story Time on Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Please join us for movement, music and, of course, stories!
Meet the Librarians
Lisa K. has a love for reading, writing poetry, and teaching. These passions led her to become a Librarian/Clerk in 2023. As a former Early Childhood educator with a background in Elementary Education, Lisa uses these skills when hosting the Children’s Story Time program. Additionally, her experience with children with special needs allows her to lead Story Times with compassion, and with the knowledge that all children can learn and thrive.
As much as Lisa adores the Brooklyn Town Library and its community, Lisa’s most important role is that of a mother to a fun-loving and bright teenage son. When becoming a mom, her appreciation for quality children’s books and libraries grew. Now, she enjoys reading magical-fantasy literature, articles on nutrition, and learning more about autism.
Martha E. is a Librarian/Clerk at the Brooklyn Town Library. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from Eastern Connecticut State University as well as a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Rhode Island, and is excited to put her degree to use in the library of her childhood. One of her goals as an employee is to help the library develop more programs to serve more community members, with a focus on adult programming.
When not at the library, Martha enjoys learning about history, crocheting, trying out new recipes, and hanging out with her cat. Her favorite genres include fantasy, historical fiction, and dystopian fiction, but she’ll give most anything a try.
Lisa Burbank's vision for the Brooklyn Town Library is to create a safe and friendly community gathering space for all walks of life. Book clubs, writers’ workshops, fiber arts, and children’s programs are all planned for the future of our library. An avid reader, she understands how important that book is! Some of her favorite authors are Celeste De Blasis, Angie Sage, Juliette de Bairacli Levy, Lydia Maria Child, Alberta Wilson Constant, Maud Hart Lovelace, Karen Cushman and J. K. Rowling.
When not serving our community as the Director of the Brooklyn Town Library, Lisa is a writer, blogger, herbalist, and homesteader. She has been published in the Providence Sunday Journal, Mary Jane’s Farm, and Cobblestones’ magazines, as well as once writing and reporting for WINY radio. She holds a Bachelor of Art’s degree in Creative Writing with Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) and is currently at work on her Master’s in the same with SNHU. Her thesis is the completion of her first novel, Familiar Witch. She also holds certifications in Herbal Medicine, Reflexology, and Reiki. When not being rescued by unwanted books and pets, Lisa strives to adopt a 19th century lifestyle while listening to medieval-folk rock and heavy metal.
Come Read with Us!
Brooklyn Town Library has added a new book club to its programming. We will meet the first Monday of each month (unless a holiday falls on the first Monday) at 3 p.m. at the Brooklyn Town Library.
Please see below for this year's selected books.
Hope to see you there!
Alternatively, we still share a second book club with both Canterbury and Scotland Public Libraries. We meet the third Tuesday of each month @ 7 p.m.
Stop in for a Yarn!
*Patrons must supply their own yarn
Pick a book on the bulletin board that you wish to purchase. Bring the advertisement to a staff member and pre-pay so that we may pre-order. Once the new book has arrived, you get to read it first and we will include a book plate inside the front cover commemorating your generosity. When you have finished reading it, the book gets returned to the library for others to enjoy, too! This not only helps the library but provides a unique way for those who can to pay something forward in support of the library. It's a win-win for everyone!