About the Library

History
The Brillion Public Library was organized by the Brillion Women's Club in 1928. January 5, 1929 was the first official day of business in the Village Council Chamber. The library was open twice a week. Aided by a donation from Johanna Schwartz, the library expanded and moved into the new city hall in 1952. The Woman's Club discontinued its sponsorship in 1959 when the library was incorporated as a Municipal Library. In 1971, the Henry Ariens family donated the family homestead to the City of Brillion. In October 1972, R.D. and Linda Peters financed the construction and furnishing of the new library. The building was officially presented to the city on August 27, 1974. An addition was built onto the library in 1991. Thanks to the assistance from NSC, Inc., the Brillion Library collection became automated in 1993. Elevator access to the lower level occurred in 2006. Today, the Brillion Library is a progressive institution that is open many more hours than the original library and provides many services to the public as well as a growing collection of materials and information that meets the needs of the community. The library is fully automated and offers Internet access to the public.

Materials & Collections
The Brillion Library offers a variety of books and materials for check out and use in the library for people of all ages.

Children’s Collections
The children’s collection includes picture books, board books, beginning readers, paperbacks and juvenile fiction books. There are children's dvds, music on compact disc, and audio books available for checkout.  A S.E.E.D.S. library of developmental toys is available for checkout.  Parenting resources to help raise children are also included.

Young Adult Section
The section includes paperbacks and hardcovers, audiobooks, and magazines.

Audio Visual Material
The Library contains audio materials in different formats.  A collection of music CDs are available for checkout.  DVDs of many current movies and topical subjects, including travel, are available.

The Library has microfilm of the Brillion News, Chilton Times and some Hilbert and Reedsville Newspapers as well as census from the area counties. Microfilm can be viewed and printed or saved on a microfilm viewer/ printer.

Magazines
The Library subscribes to over 90 different magazines on a variety of topics. Magazines can be checked out or read in the library.

Newspapers
The Library subscribes to the following daily newspapers:

  • Green Bay Press-Gazette
  • Manitowoc Herald-Times
  • Post Crescent

Weekly newspapers:

  • Brillion News
  • Tri-County News