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About the Library

In 2001 the Brandon Free Public Library celebrated one hundred years as a community library. The original subscription list told an earnest story:

"We the undersigned, residents of Brandon, do hereby declare that we are interested in having a Free Public Library for the use and benefit of the people of Brandon, and their educational and literary advancement and culture, and to that end we do hereby associate ourselves together, pledge our individual and united efforts, and as an earnest of our endeavors, and in aid of this undertaking, we do each promise to pay a membership fee of $1.00, the same to be paid upon request, after the organization of the Association."

Everything was ready for the opening on January 1, 1901. The record states, "The library opened with a pleasant reception, attended by a large number of townspeople." Before the library was a year old there were 210 borrower cards in use and 1448 books on the shelves.

In 1902 the association voted to move to the front room of the lower floor of the Parmenter Block, the building which the library still occupies.

Today, the Brandon Free Public Library serves the towns of Brandon, Sudbury, Leicester, and Goshen with more than 20,000 holdings.

Library Hours

  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 8:00pm

  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 8:00pm

  • Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm

  • Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm

  • Saturday: 8:30am - 1:00pm


The library is closed on the following days for holidays:

  • July 4th & 7th

  • November 23rd & 24th

  • December 23rd & 26th

Library Photos

entering main room

entering the main room of the library

outdoor winter

winter view of the library

Library in Spring A

Library in Spring

Sumlmer Program 2010

Fun at the Brandon Library