Brookfield Library

Brookfield Library
182 Whisconier Road
203-775-6241

Hours

Monday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuesday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. (mid-September through mid-June)


Upcoming Events at Brookfield Library

Art Exhibit - 'The World Around Us' by Liz Monahan

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Inklings

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm
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Art Exhibit - 'The World Around Us' by Liz Monahan

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 from 10:00am to 6:00pm
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Art Exhibit - 'The World Around Us' by Liz Monahan

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Color Your World: Adult Coloring

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Online Microsoft Word Class

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 at 3:00pm
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Brookfield Builders

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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Art Exhibit - 'The World Around Us' by Liz Monahan

Friday, Aug 23, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Meditation Session

Friday, Aug 23, 2019 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Art Exhibit - 'The World Around Us' by Liz Monahan

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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The Biggest Little Farm

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 at 2:00pm
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Live at the Library Concert Series: 17th Annual Jazz Party

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 from 4:00pm to 5:15pm
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Art Exhibit - 'The World Around Us' by Liz Monahan

Monday, Aug 26, 2019 from 10:00am to 6:00pm
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Intro to Windows 10 Class

Monday, Aug 26, 2019 at 3:00pm
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Art Exhibit - 'The World Around Us' by Liz Monahan

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Dirty Dancing

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 at 6:30pm
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Art Exhibit - 'The World Around Us' by Liz Monahan

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 from 10:00am to 6:00pm
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Art Exhibit - 'The World Around Us' by Liz Monahan

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Kids STEAM

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Art Exhibit - 'The World Around Us' by Liz Monahan

Friday, Aug 30, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Brookfield, CT
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Meditation Session

Friday, Aug 30, 2019 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Art Exhibit - 'The World Around Us' by Liz Monahan

Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Art Exhibit - 'The World Around Us' by Liz Monahan

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Art Exhibit - 'The World Around Us' by Liz Monahan

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019 from 10:00am to 6:00pm
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Art Exhibit - 'The World Around Us' by Liz Monahan

Thursday, Sep 5, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
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Art Exhibit - 'The World Around Us' by Liz Monahan

Friday, Sep 6, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Brookfield, CT
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Recent News

Brookfield Library - No Family Storytime or TIme for Twos until September 16

The 2019 Summer Storytime Sessionended Tuesday, August 6. Family Storytime and Time for Twos will resume on Monday,…

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Brookfield Library - Closed Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th

Just a reminder that the Library will be closed on Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th for the holiday. There will be no Little Adventurers Storytime on Friday. Wishing you all a safe and fun 4th…

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Finals Cafe - Study Hours for BHS Students on June 12 and 13, 2019

Attention BHS Students!The Brookfield Library will have the Community Room open for extended hours during final exam week:- Wednesday, June 12, 2019:  7:30 - 10 pm- Thursday, June 13, 2019:  6- 10 pmWe'll be open regular hours upstairs and…

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Brookfield Library Adult Volunteers Needed

We will be replacing some of the older shelving in the children's area with lower, more kid-friendly shelving to make it easier for children to reach. We will also be replacing some of the older seating in that area. The changeover will take…

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Best Wishes and Congratulations, Miss Mary!

On Friday, May 10, the staff at the library will be saying goodbye to beloved Children's Librarian Mary Proudfoot. "Miss Mary" is retiring after 30-plus years of service. She was recently the recipient of The Faith Hektoen Award from the Connecticut…

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Your Sensational Shift: A Three Part Series for Women 50+

Even though we're often told that mid-life changes come in all shapes and sizes, you may still be stuck with certain "stock images" of life and career transitions. And when you limit ideas, the greatest possibilities fall through the cracks. Letting…

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Brookfield Library News - January 31, 2019

The Brookfield Library will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019, in observance of…

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Five New Bestsellers Added to Brookfield Library Kindles

Are you on the wait list for any of the following hot titles?We've added five new books to each of our Kindles, which have a two week checkout period:The Reckoning by John GrishamNine Perfect Strangers by Liane MoriartyBecoming by Michelle ObamaThe…

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Brookfield Library News - Mid-Term Study Hours for BHS Students, January 21-23

Attention BHS Students!The Brookfield Library will be open for extended hours during mid-term exam week:--Monday, January 21:  10 am - 6 pm--(schools closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)--Tuesday, January 22:  10 am - 10 pm--Wednesday,…

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Brookfield Library News - Children's Programs Weather Cancellation Policy

It's that time of year again, so here is a reminder of our cancellation policy.  --If school is cancelled because of weather, all children's and teen programs for that day are cancelled.--If schools have a delayed opening, all morning…

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Brookfield Library News - Important Storytime Information

The Fall Storytime session (Family Storytime for ages 3 and up, and Time for Twos) ended today, November 19. The Winter Session for children ages 2 and up will begin the week of January 7, 2019. Once again, there will be no registration required and…

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Brookfield Library News - Reserve Our Museum Passes Online!

New Service! We are very happy to announce a new service that will allow you to place reservations on our museum passes. You can choose an non-reserved date up to 30 days in advance. In addition, many of our passes are now available as print on…

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Read For Beads Extended Until August 24, 2018

Due to the popularity of our Read For Beads Summer Reading Program, we are giving you TWO MORE WEEKS to play our weekly challenge game and earn beads for books you've read. Stop by the library any weekday to get a reading log and necklace if you…

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Teen Volunteer Opportunities Available

Teen Volunteers Needed!We have added more time slots for teens looking for volunteer hours. Use this link to our SignUp page to find hours that work for you. You will be working at the Read for Beads table assisting children with their Summer…

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There's Still Time to Enter our Teen Summer Reading Program!

The Teen Summer Reading Program is easy to join and is completely online! Just log into the Wandoo Reader website to set up an account (if you don't already have one from a prior year). Enter your minutes whenever you read; once you accumulate 60…

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Libraries Rock! The Brookfield Library’s 2018 Summer Reading Program Needs Your Help!

Summer Reading is coming soon! If you are interested in volunteering, please come to our Volunteer Orientation & Party on Tuesday, June 12 at 4:30 p.m. Our 2018 Summer Reading program theme this year is Libraries Rock! Volunteers must be…

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Important Storm Information from the First Selectman

INFORMATION ABOUT FEMA: In order for the town and its residents to be eligible for any FEMA funding, the Town, the State and President Trump all must all declare Connecticut a disaster zone. The Town and the State have already declared Brookfield a…

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Coming in April : Passport to Connecticut Libraries April 2 - 30, 2018

To celebrate National Library Week during April, over 100 Connecticut libraries are participating in this program, which encourages residents to explore the diversity of Connecticut's public libraries. The program is open to both children and…

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Storytime Reminder

This is the final week of the winter storytime session. The last Tuesday classes were yesterday, February 20.  Monday classes will meet once more on February 26 to make up for holiday closings.Registration for the spring session will begin next…

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Statement from The Brookfield Library Board of Trustees - December 21, 2017

The Brookfield Library Board of Trustees has worked for the past 16 years on the new Town of Brookfield library project and we believe that the taxpayers of Brookfield deserve the facts on this project:- The new library project for $14.7MM is…

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Machine Embroidery Class at Brookfield Library 2017

we will be embroidering a project of your choice on the library's embroidery machines! This could be a t-shirt, towel, napkins, placemats, etc. You can choose from one of our many embroidery patterns. This program is free, you just need to bring…

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Brookfield Library Information: Solar Eclipse Glasses

It has come to our attention that there have been some counterfeit solar eclipse glasses being sold that falsely state that they are ISO compliant.  Unfortunately, we were not able to obtain the free solar glasses provided to some libraries…

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New Service: Wireless Hotspots at Brookfield Library

Do you need wireless internet at home, are planning a vacation where you will need to use the internet, or have a friend or loved one who doesn't have internet access? We are very excited to announce that we now have 10 wireless hotspots available…

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Registration Opens for Teen Summer Programs 2017

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Information on the Temporary Service Interruption for the Statewide Interlibrary Loan System

We know that many of you rely on the Connecticut interlibrary loan delivery system (DeliverIT) to get items from libraries around the state. Beginning June 19, you will not be able to place holds on items from other libraries. As of July 3, this…

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Registration for Socrates Cafe Group

Socrates Cafés are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of “Socratizing,” the idea that we learn more when…

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Calling all LEGO Builders!

Do you like to create with LEGOs? We want to display your work!We are seeking LEGO creations for our display case to celebrate the summer reading theme Build a Better World. Please bring in your submission between June 5 and June 19. Here are some…

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The Date for Delayed Opening is Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Sorry, all, too much snow, and last year's calendar was still at the computer.  The date for delayed opening is Wednesday, March 15.  Apologies to all.The Brookfield Library will open at noon on Wednesday, March 15.  This will allow time for our…

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Accepting Donations for Book Sale

The Friends of The Brookfield Library are now accepting donations of gently-used books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD (not tape), and music CDs for adults, teens, and kids.  Please leave your donated items in the bin to the right of the library's…

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Children's Programs Weather Cancellation Policy from the Brookfield Library

It's that time of year again, so here is a reminder of our cancellation policy.  - If school is cancelled because of weather, all children's and teen programs for that day are cancelled.- If schools have a delayed opening, all morning children's…

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Last Days for Book Sale Donations

Last Day for Book Sale Donations:  July 17The last day to drop off your donations for the Friends of The Brookfield Library Annual Book Sale is Sunday, July 17.  The Friends accept gently-used books, DVDs, audiobooks, and music CDs for adults,…

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Passport to Connecticut Libraries Program: Win Prizes!

To celebrate National Library Week during April, the Connecticut Library Association's Passport to Connecticut Libraries Program invites you to visit some or all of the 124 participating Connecticut public libraries. You can use your Brookfield…

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Updated Spring Storytime Schedule

Time for Twos Mondays at 10:45 a.m. or Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.Monday sessions meet 3/21 - 5/9 with no class on 4/18Tuesday sessions meet 3/22 - 5/10 with no class on 4/19This 30 minute program promotes social skills and early reading development…

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Brookfield Library News - Library Hours for Thanksgiving - and Book Sale!

Thanksgiving Hours / Book SaleWednesday, November 25: Closing at 1:00 p.m. (All Town Offices are closing at 1:00 p.m.)Thursday and Friday: ClosedSaturday and Sunday: Regular HoursFriends of The Brookfield LibraryBook Sale in the Library Community…

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The Brookfield Library Newsletter - August 2015

The Friends of The Brookfield LibraryAnnual Book Sale -- New Date!  New Location!Center Elementary School, Obtuse Hill Road (Route 133, just east of Whisconier Road)Thursday, Friday, SaturdayAugust 6-7-8 -- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.$15 admission on Thursday…

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Summer Reading 2015 - Every Hero Has a Story... What's Yours?

Kids entering Kindergarten through Fifth Grade are invited to participate in the 2015 Children's Summer Reading Program. Find full Summer Reading information by clicking here. In addition to the summer-long programs listed below we will be offering…

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Brookfield Library to Close for Wiring

The library will be closed on June 1, 2, and 3 for installation of new data wiring.  There will be electricians, ladders, and cables all over the library. In the interests of safety, the Library Board decided to close for those days. Nothing you…

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Library Parking Lot Update - May 14, 2015

The library parking lot is available for parking in the evening and on weekends, as long as the construction equipment has been parked for the day.  As of Thursday evening, the asphalt has been removed and the dirt has been graded, but please be…

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Parking Lot Paving will Begin at the Brookfield Library

Beginning on Thursday, May 14, the parking lot will not be available during the day. We have been told that the lot MAY be available in the evenings and weekend. The project should take about five working days.You may park behind the library at The…

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The Friends of The Brookfield Library are Now Accepting Book Donations

The Friends of The Brookfield Library are now accepting donations of gently-used books and DVDs.The Friends request that you find other places to donate or recycle computer and travel books more than two years old, old dictionaries and…

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Spring 2015 Children's Programs Registration Information

2015 Spring Storytime session begins Monday, February 23, 2015 This includes Time for 2s, Terrific 3s and 4s, and Start with the ArtsTime for 2sOffered two times a week: Monday at 10:45 a.m. and Tuesday at 10:15 a.m.Registration RequiredThis…

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Winter Storytimes are Postponed Until the Week of January 12, 2015

Due to illness, all storytimes (including Time for Twos, Terrific Threes, Start with Art, Fun and Friends and Little Adventurers) will start the week of January 12. An extra week of storytimes will be added at the end of the winter session to…

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Holiday Hours at The Brookfield Library!

All Town Offices (including the library) will close at 1:00 p.m. on December 24, 2014 and December 31, 2014.  We will be closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.  The library will be open during our regular hours on the weekends after…

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Thanksgiving Hours at The Brookfield Library

All Town Offices (including the library) will close at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26.  We will be closed on Thursday and Friday.  The library will be open during regular hours on Saturday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sunday (noon to 4 p.m.).Have…

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French Discussion Group at The Brookfield Library

Alliance Francaise of Northwestern Connecticut, which recently opened its doors in Southbury, has offered to host a French discussion group at the library. Alliance Francaise is an international, not for profit organization whose mission is to…

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The Brookfield Library to Host Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s Club

The Brookfield Library will host a new math club from the creators of Bedtime Math. Crazy 8s Math Club is an over the top club that's designed to get kids fired up about math. Each week club members willdo mischief- making activities like…

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Come Check Out Our Beginning Chapter Book Display

Fun, entertaining stories await young readers in these chapter books.Meet a pig who loves buttered toast, a classroom hamster with his own race car and Judy Moody and her brother Stink.All this and more is waiting for kids in Kindergarten through…

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The Brookfield Library 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program (Not limited to Brookfield Residents)

This program did not end with Summer Reading. It continues throughout the year. Don't forget to redeem you charts for prizes!!  The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is designed to help parents/caregivers prepare their children for one of…

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Are you Interested in a Special Needs Storytime? Let us Know!

We are looking into starting a special needs storytime and need your help and input.  Are you looking for something once a week for six week sessions, once a week throughout the year with three different three week breaks or once a month.Let us…

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The Winners of the 2014 Summer Reading Program

Congratulations to all the winners of our 2014 Summer Reading Program raffles! We have contacted all the winners by phone August 15, 2014. You can come pick up your prizes anytime during library hours. We hope that everyone who participated had…

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More Copies of Three Popular Books at The Brookfield Library

We have added copies of the following books with long waiting lists to our adult Kindles:THE GOLDFINCH by Donna TarttTHE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John GreenTHE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk KiddThe Library has five Kindles to loan out to Brookfield…

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Summer Adult Reading Program at The Brookfield Library

There's still time to get those book reviews in and also to play summer reading bingo, and many chances to win!!!Our drawing for book reviews will be held on August 7.  Pick up a review form at the library, or fill out an online form.  Prizes…

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The Brookfield Library Newsletter - August 2014

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Brookfield Library Closed for July 4 - 6, 2014

Brookfield Library will be closed on July 4, 5, 6 while Bibliomation moves all their servers.Brookfield Library will be closed on July 4 to celebrate Independence Day, and closed Sundays until September.  On Saturday, July 5, we will not be able to…

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The Brookfield Library Children's Summer Reading Program - How the Program Works

The 2014 Brookfield Library Summer Reading ProgramFizz! Boom! Read!For Kids Entering Grades K - 5How our program works!Join our Summer Reading Program beginning Monday, June 23 and ending Friday, August 8. Register at www.brookfieldlibrary.org by…

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You can Still Shoot for the Stars this Summer with Bedtime Math! - for Kids Ages Two thorugh Grade 5

Shoot for the Stars This Summer!You can make math a fun part of everyday life. This program began Monday, June 23 and will continue throughout the summer The program is simple. Bedtime Math posts zany daily math riddles on their website, free app,…

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The Brookfield Library's Children's Summer Reading Program Registrations, Wait Lists and No Show Policy

Registrations:All of our programs for kids going into Kindergarten through Grade 5 have a registration.  You can register two weeks before the program. All of our programs can be found on our Summer Reading Program calendar, which is located…

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Jackson Pollock Extravaganza - for Kids Going IntoKindergarten - Grade 2

How can a splash of paint become a masterpiece worth $140 million dollars? Kids will discover the art of drip painting created by the world famous artist Jackson Pollock. Then express their energy and emotions as they create their own drip…

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Reintroducing The Brookfield Library 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Brookfield Library 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program will be reintroduce on Monday, June 23, 2014The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is designed to help parents/caregivers prepare their children for one of life's biggest…

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The Friends of The Brookfield Library Need Help Sorting Books

From now through mid-September, The Friends of The Brookfield Library need help sorting and boxing books for the annual sale in October.Volunteers will work in the storage room in back of the Community Room, sorting books, marking boxes, and packing…

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Spring Storytimes will be on Break

Spring Storytimes will be on break from Monday, April 14 - Friday, April 18, 2014. We will start back up on Monday, April 21 with Terrific 3s and Time for 2s. Any questions, please contact Mary Proudfoot or…

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No Start with Art Program this April

We will not be having Start with Art this week on Thursday, April 10.  All other storytimes will meet this week.  This includes Terrific 3, Time for 2s, Fun & Friends, and Little Adventurers. There will be no storytimes the week of April…

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Intro to Excel Classes at The Brookfield Library

Back by popular demand, we will be offering a series of introductory courses on Microsoft Excel 2010 beginning April 28, 2014. This course will be offered in 6 sessions, each with an afternoon and evening option. You need not attend all sessions to…

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The Friends of The Brookfield Library are Now Accepting Book Donations

The Friends of The Brookfield Library will hold their annual book sale on October 2-6. They are now accepting donations of gently-used books and DVDs.The Friends request that you find other places to donate or recycle computer and travel books more…

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Intro to Microsoft Publisher Classes Beginning in March

Spaces still available!Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2007Classes begin Monday, March 17, 2014.This course will be offered in 6 sessions, each with an afternoon and evening option.You need not attend all sessions to participate, but you must…

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Program Canceled: Celebrating 300 Years of Connecticut's Remarkable Women

Presented by the Connecticut Women's Hall of FameIn recognition of March as National Women's History Month, this interactive multi-media program will bring to life some well known figures like Ella Grasso, Katharine Hepburn, and Marian Anderson,…

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Intro to Microsoft Publisher Classes at The Brookfield Library

This course will be offered in 6 sessions, each with an afternoon and evening option.Session 1Learn about different types of publicationsUse the Publisher toolbars and task menusNavigate a pre-designed publicationSession 2Open a pre-designed…

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2014 Spring Storytime Registration Begin Monday, February 24!

Children's Programs - Spring 2014 Programs run from 3/17 - 5/9/14 Registration Begins February 24, 2014 All registrations begIn Monday, February 24, 2014.You may register by phone at 203-775-6241, online BELOW, or in person at our Checkout Desk…

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Adventures in Autism at The Brookfield Library

Learn of the incredible individuals who have "adjusted their sail" and live healthy and productive lives with Autism.   "Adventures in Autism" takes you around the globe to meet incredible families that live each day under the umbrella of Autism.…

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February 2014 Meeting of The Brookfield Library's Homeschoolers' Partnership

Our guest speaker will be Maritza Badinelli.Maritza is a homeschooling mother of 5 children (and one grandson!).  She has home educated four of her children for the past ten years and has enjoyed every minute.  Maritza follows a classical approach…

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Our Therapy Dog Jessie is Back! - For Kids Entering Grade 1 and Up

Appointments available every 15 minutes For readers going into Grade 1 and above.REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!What do you get when you bring children, dogs and books together?  You get happy, confident children who love to read.Why read to a…

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The Brookfield Library is Starting a Monthly Rainbow Loom Club!!

Rainbow Loom Club for kids in Grades 2-5 at 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Love your Rainbow Loom bracelets? Then swing by The Brookfield Library and enjoy some loopy fun! Show off what you have made, share ideas, teach someone else how to make a…

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Movie: Lee Daniels' The Butler

Movie Matinee at The Brookfield Library Rated PG-13, 132 minutes Lee Daniels' The Butler tells the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American…

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Brookfield Library Adult Programs Postponed: Hypnotherapy and Tipsfor Talking with Older Drivers

Due to weather related issues, we are postponing two adult programs this week:- Body, Mind and Spirit Series, Hypnotherapy with Alexandra Chalif on Tuesday, January 7, 2014.- We Need to Talk: Tips for Talking with Older Drivers on Thursday, January…

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The Brookfield Library Opens at Noon

We will open at noon January 3, 2014 and will be open until 5:00 p.m. We're sorry for the inconvenience, but the staff needs time to shovel out, and the Town road crews need time to plow the…

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Library Closing Early on New Year's Eve

The Brookfield Library will close at 1:00 p.m. on New Year's EveThe Library Board and the Staff of The Brookfield Library wish you a happy and healthy New Year.  We will be closed on New…

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Registration For The 2014 Winter Session Children's Programs Began December 16, 2013

Registration began Monday, December 16, 2013All registrations began Monday, December 16, 2013 .You may register by phone, online at below, or in our library.   Call Donna Crane with questions at (203) 775-6241.Winter storytimes run from the week…

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Brookfield Library News - Microsoft Excel Classes Beginning January 15, 2014

Back by popular demand, we will be offering a series of introductory courses on Microsoft Excel 2010 beginning January 15, 2014.Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010This course will be offered in 6 sessions, each with an afternoon and evening…

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Brookfield Library Picture Book Area Closed December 19, 2013

We're rearranging our Picture Book area to make it easier for you to find what you're looking for. Books will be divided into categories, rather than shelved in order by the author's last name.It's a big job, so we're closing the area completely on…

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Our Therapy Dog Ice is Waiting for your Child to Come Read to Him!- For Kids Entering Grade 1 and up

Ice and Mrs. Wakeling are back and will be with us on the following dates:Thursday, 12/12 @ 6:00-7:00 p.m.Thursday, 12/19 @ 5:00-6:00 p.m.  We ask that parents stay in the library but not in the picture book section during their child's…

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The Brookfield Library Newsletter - December 2013

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The Brookfield Library will be closed November 11, 2013

There will be no Terrific 3s or Time for 2s on Monday, November 11, 2013 due to…

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The Brookfield Library News - November 7, 2013

There are still a few spaces left in our 5-part series on Microsoft PowerPoint. Sign up November 7, 2013!Introduction to Microsoft PowerPointThis course will be offered in 5 sessions, each with afternoon and evening options. You need not attend all…

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New Paperback Collection at The Brookfield Library

Thanks to a generous grant from The Friends of The Brookfield Library, we have  all new paperbacks on our spinner by the new book shelves.There is something for everyone--romance, thriller, fantasy, sci fi, mysteries and more. And, we've organized…

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No Little Adventurers Story Time at The Brookfield Library

Due to room constraints, there will be no Little Adventurers story time this Friday, November 8.  We will return next week, Friday, November 15, 2013 @ 10:15 a.m. Any questions, please contact…

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Microsoft PowerPoint Classes Beginning in November at The Brookfield Library

This course will be offered in 5 sessions, each with afternoon and evening options. You need not attend all sessions to participate. You should have some experience with computers and the Windows operating system before attending this class. There…

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Prospect of Additional Terrific 3s Storytime

Additional Session of Terrific Threes Enrollment in the Monday session of Terrific 3s is large.  We are considering offering a second class on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. We currently have three children interested in a Friday class but need at least…

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Veterans Concert: A Musical Salute to Veterans to Take Place at Brookfield Library

Brookfield, CT - Billy Michael and his Band J and B Lite will perform at a free concert to honor local Brookfield and area veterans. The event is part of the Community’s 10th annual Veteran’s program, “A Musical Salute to Veterans”,…

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Celebrate Food Day by Giving at The Brookfield Library - October 20 - 27, 2013

Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food and a grassroots campaign for better food policies. It builds all year long and culminates on October 24.  Food Day aims to help people "Eat Real." That…

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Fall Storytime Session Registration continues through Friday,October 11, 2013

Time for 2sOffered two times a week: Monday @ 10:45 a.m. and Tuesday @ 10:15 a.m.* Registration RequiredThis program promotes social skills and early reading development through stories, finger plays, songs, flannel board rhymes, and movement…

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The Brookfield Library's Homeschoolers' Partnership

Looking for a homeschooler's support group? Join us for The Brookfield Library's Homeschoolers' Partnership meeting. Discuss individual and group needs and how the library can help. Network with other area homeschoolers and plan future clubs and…

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Celebrate the Freedom to Read at The Brookfield Library

Books in Jars ContestIt's Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of the freedom to read, sponsored by the American Library Association. Every year, libraries and bookstores around the country use the week to highlight censorship by displaying…

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Microsoft Excel Classes Beginning This October At The Brookfield Library

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010This course will be offered in 6 sessions, each with an afternoon and evening option. You need not attend all sessions to participate. You should have some experience with computers and the Windows operating…

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Children's Programs on Break - Fall Storytime Session Registration Begins

Children's Programs are on break from Friday, September 20 - Monday, October 14, 2013 This includes Little Adventurers and Fun & Friends.  We will start back up with Time for 2s on Tuesday, October 15 @ 10:15 a.m.Registration for 2013…

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2013 Sunflower Growing Contest Ends September 28, 2013

If you picked up seeds at the library this summer and would like to enter your sunflower, bring your flower to the library between 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. for the judges to review all entries.  Please label your sunflower with your name and age…

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2013 The Brookfield Library Children's Summer Reading Program

in with Mrs. Proudfoot or Mrs. Crane between  Thursday, August 15 and Friday, August 23 @ noon to recieve your raffle tickets for a chance to win some fun prizes.If your children are in grades 2-5, please remember that our program for this age…

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New Resources and Technology at The Brookfield Library

New Online and Technology Resources We have new and exciting online resources for you!  Whether you're looking for an online magazine, a suggestion for a good book to read, an ebook or downloadable audiobook, or an online class to improve your…

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Registration Extended: Free SAT Practice Test at The Brookfield Library

Need to practice for the SATs?  We will be offering a FREE practice SAT on Saturday, August 10, at 11 a.m.Students will have the opportunity to take a free practice SAT test and gauge their strengths and weaknesses in different areas.  The…

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Prize Drawings for Adult Summer Reading Program

Congratulations to the winners of our second drawing, and thank you to everyone who shared their summer reading.  Keep those entries  coming in--our next drawing will be on Wednesday, August 7:Gift Basket from Simpson & Vail$20.00 Gift…

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The Brookfield Library 2013 Summer Reading Program

The Brookfield Library 2013 Summer Reading Program Kids' CraftsMonday, July 15 Ages 4 - Grade 1 10:00 a.m.Grades 2-5 11:00 a.m. Explorers - Ages 4 - Grade 1 Kids love sand art. We are going to convert our colorful sand into magical…

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The Brookfield Library Newsletter - July 2013

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The Brookfield Library Childrens No-Show Policy For Programs

This is a reminder of our Children's No Show policy:If you register for a children's program that does not have a fee and you do not show up, you will be taken off the registration roster of the next program you register your child for and placed on…

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Teen Summer Program 2013

Beneath the SurfaceGo ‘Beneath the Surface’ this summer!June 24 - August 9, 2013For every 50 pages you read and for each book review that you complete, you will earn one raffle ticket that can be used to win one of these exciting…

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Ongoing Children's Programs Break in June

Ongoing Children's Programs will be on break as we prepare for summer reading.Ongoing Children's Programs will be on break the weeks of June 3, June 10 and June 17.Little Adventurers  will return on Tuesday, June 25 and Friday, June 28, with…

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The Brookfield Library Newsletter June 2013

The Victorian LadyPlease join us on Saturday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m. at The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts for a performance by Kandie Carle, The Victorian Lady.   Kandie dresses in actual vintage and authentically reproduced undergarments,…

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Mother's Day Crafts

Kids ages 4-First Grade: 5:30-6:15 p.m.Kids in grades 2-5: 6:30-7:152 p.m.Registration RequiredUnique PlantersMoms love plants.  So what better gift to give is unique planters created by kids.  Kids ages 4-first grade will be creating a…

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Early Literacy Storytimes for Children Ages 3-4

Early Literacy Storytimes Bee Ready to Read Storytimes for Children Ages 3-4 Storytimes are important. They get children excited about books and reading and encourage the development of essential pre-reading skills. In early literacy…

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The Brookfield Library Newsletter May 2013

Join the Parade --  or come watch!The Annual Memorial Day Parade will celebrate Brookfield's 225th Anniversary -- and you're invited to participate!  Join the parade on Sunday, May 26, beginning at 2:00 p.m. from Brookfield High…

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You're Invited to Hear Brookfield's Three Selectmen

All Brookfield residents are invited to The Brookfield Library, to hear our three selectmen speak about issues of interest to townspeople. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentations.This free session is sponsored by The Brookfield…

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The Brookfield Library Newsletter April 2013

Jazz Concert with Ali Ryerson and Nicki ParrottPlease join us on Sunday, April 7, at 3:00 p.m. for an exciting jazz concert with two of Brookfield's best -- Ali Ryerson on flutes and Nicki Parrott, vocals and bass.  They will be joined by John…

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Now Accepting Book Sale Donations

The Friends of The Brookfield Library are now accepting book sale donationsThe book donation bin is now open for business!Please use the vinyl storage bin to the right of the library doors for your donations of gently-used books and DVDs.  The…

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Borrow a Kindle from The Brookfield Library

Wondering what all the fuss about e-books is?Thanks to The Friends of The Brookfield Library, we now have six Kindles available for you to borrow.  One of them has children's titles (click here for a list of titles), and the other five have an…

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Mandalas: Pain Management Through Art - A Hands On Workshop at The Brookfield Library

There are still openings for the Mandala Workshop. Please note that this is not just a class for adults. Children and teens who are dealing with physical and/or emotional pain are welcome to attend.Margot Saraceno, a local artist and member of a…

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Children's Programs - Spring 2013

Time For 2s (Approx. 30 minutes)Monday programs run from 3/18-5/6/13, with no program on 4/15/13.  Tuesday programs run from 3/19-5/7/13 with no program on 4/16/13.This program promotes social skills and early reading development through…

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New Milford Hospital Program Canceled

Unfortunately, the program that was scheduled for this  Thursday, January 31 has been canceled due to lack of interest.  There were  very few registrations, so the presenter asked that the program …

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No Start With Art on January 31, 2013

We will not be having Start With Art next Thursday, January 31, due to a scheduling conflict with the Community Room. We will resume on Thursday, February 7 and continue through Thursday, February 28, adding one more week to make up for this…

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New Children's No-Show Policy - Effective January 1, 2013

Effective January 1, 2013, we will have a new no-show policy that will apply to all children's programming, with the exception of story times.New No-show policy for children's programming that has a fee: If a parent/guardian registers their…

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Holiday Hours at The Brookfield Library

All Town offices, including the library, will close at 1:00 p.m. on New Year's Eve.Library hours will be:Sunday, December 30:  Noon to 4 p.m.Monday, December 31:  10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Closed Tuesday, January 1 -- Happy New Year!The Library…

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Ongoing Storytimes Are On Break For December

Ongoing Storytimes will be on break from December 10, 2012  through January 1, 2013This includes Little Adventurers, Fun & Friends and…

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The Brookfield Library Newsletter December 2012

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Thanksgiving Closing

The Brookfield Library will be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23, 2012 in celebration…

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The Brookfield Library Newsletter November 2012

Gina Barreca at The Brookfield Library:Author, educator, and humorist Regina Barreca will speak at The Brookfield Library on Tuesday, November 13, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Gina's topic is There's Still Life After Sixty.Gina's books include: It's Not…

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The Brookfield Library News: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Please register in-person at the library for this exciting new program. You will receive an early literacy kit.Registration starts October 15th. More information about this program will be available on our website and during storytimes on October…

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Children's Programs - Fall 2012

Registrations began Monday, September 17th and will run through Friday, October 5th.You may register by phone, online below, or in our library. Call Donna Crane or Mary Proudfoot with questions at (203) 775-6241.Time For 2s (Approx. 30…

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No Children's Programming from September 24 through October 9th

This includes Little Adventurers and Fun & Friends.Due to the Friends of The Brookfield Library book sale set up and actual sale, we will not be having children's programs for two weeks.  We will return on Tuesday, October 9 with our Fall…

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Book Sale Time at The Brookfield Library

The Friends of The Brookfield Library will hold their annual book sale. What's for sale? Books for adults, teens, and kids Fiction, nonfiction, DVDs, music CDs, and lots more. Adult Books  - New: as marked - Hardcover: …

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The Brookfield Library - Lego Donations

The Brookfield Library is seeking donations of Lego bricks and basesAre you tired of stepping on your child's Legos or finding them all over the house? Has your child outgrown their Legos? If so, then bring them to The Brookfield Library! The…

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Come Read To Ice, Our Therapy Dog

Ice, and his mom Patti Wakeling, are back to spend some enjoyable time with you!Ice is registered through Therapy Dogs International. Let your child spend 15 minutes reading to Ice and you will see amazing changes!!  Therapy dogs give children…

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Last Day For Book Sale Donations

The last day for donations to the annual Friends of The Brookfield Library Book Sale will be Monday, September 3.  If you're going to clean out your bookcases, do it soon!The Friends are accepting gently-used books (hardcover, softcover, and…

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Final Winners! Brookfield Library Adult Summer Reading

"Book Spine Poetry"Congratulations to Lisa R. who won 1st prize in our  "Book Spine Poetry Contest" - A $25 Amazon Gift Card and congratulations to Colleen B. who won second prize, a $15 iTunes Gift Card.Thank you to…

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The Brookfield Library Newsletter August 2012

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Winners! Brookfield Library Adult Summer Reading

Congratulations to Jean, who won a gift box of goodies from Simpson and Vail Teas and Coffees!Congratulations to Erika, who won a  $15 gift certificate from Jesters Coffee and Sandwich Shop.Congratulations to Jeri, who won an…

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The Brookfield Library 2012 Summer Reading Program - Age Clarification for Programs

Clarification of ages for our Summer Reading Programs, as well as programs during the yearWe would like to clear up some confusion that has been caused by our advertising for programs during our summer reading program, as well as our programs during…

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