Year after year Brookfield residents demonstrate their overwhelming support of their public library. You and your neighbors visited the Library nearly 130,000 times in 2010 and checked out over 245,000 books, movies, magazines, CDs, DVDs and digital downloads.

You also participated in a computer class, storytime or other program 12,883 times. I am writing today to ask you to consider supporting the library in a new way – by attending the Taste of Brookfield @ Your Library on Oct. 7.

In its sixth year, the library’s annual fundraiser is looking to break attendance and earnings records. Our wonderful cadre of friends members, trustees and staff combine forces to present an evening of jazz, silent auction and the best offerings from Brookfield’s restaurants and wine and liquor establishments to promote all that is unique about the library. With town florists Betty LeClere and Christopher Mark as this year’s emcees, the evening will undoubtedly be one to remember.

If you have attended the Taste in the past, thank you, and we look forward to seeing you again Oct. 7. If you haven’t yet experienced the Taste, I hope you’ll consider this your formal invitation.

Libraries are a force that can unite, teach, empower, and build communities. Please support the library this year by attending the Taste alongside other Brookfielders who are committed to supporting library excellence.

Kimberly Litland, director
Brookfield Public Library