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Library History

The Brigham Memorial Library was started when Henry Brigham donated his home to the Village of Sharon. The library opened on January 22, 1916 with Rose Dullam as the first Librarian. In 1994, after a successful fund raising effort, two new rooms were built on to the original house. The library is listed on the State Historic Registry.

Extract from the library’s missions statement as adopted by the Library Board of Trustees

“The Brigham Memorial Library provides resources and services to all Village and Town of Sharon residents as well as those serviced by the Lakeshores Library System regardless of age, race, gender, creed, religious affiliation, social or economic background. We strive to fulfill our patron’s informational and recreational needs by making accessible a broad collection of materials representing varied viewpoints in a variety of media.”

Intellectual Freedom Statement

The Brigham Memorial Library Board of Trustees affirms the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights as guidelines for materials selection and retention.

It’s National Library Card Month! 

Gale Courses Now Available!

Your library card can provide hours of reading joy, movie and TV entertainment, downloadable books, audiobooks, and magazines, and now can ALSO provide free online learning opportunities galore!  Thanks to Lakeshores Library System, the Racine County Workforce Development Center, and the Walworth County Jobs Center, all cardholders can now access all of the classes offered online by Gale Courses. Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. As a citizen of Racine or Walworth County, WI, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Click here or on the link below to create a Gale Courses account and enroll in classes. For more information, check out this “Getting Started” video.

Gale Courses

Donate to the Library:

We accept gently used books (paperback and hardcover), music CDs, and DVDs, and video games of all formats.  Recent / current bestsellers (fiction and nonfiction), children’s picture books, and popular video games are especially appreciated.  Thank you!  Your donations benefit the entire community.