The Brookfield Public Library thanks all Brookfield residents who joined us Friday, June 27 to celebrate the library’s centennial anniversary. This important milestone birthday would not have been possible without the library’s founders. 

With foresight and determination, ladies of the Brookfield Woman’s Club submitted a compelling application to 19th-century steel magnate Andrew Carnegie and received funding for the construction of Brookfield’s first Free Public Library. The community will forever be indebted to the Woman’s Club for their visionary leadership and volunteerism. 

This party to remember — with residents of all ages celebrating the library out of doors and on the site of the future library facility — was generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Brookfield Financial Plans, First National Bank of Brookfield, Berthel Lewis Electric, Hitzeman Funeral Home, Express Employment Professionals, Brookfield Chamber of Commerce, Brookfield Woman’s Club, CARSTAR Scola’s Collision Center, P&G Dental, the Hat Guys and Non-Stop Entertainment. We wholeheartedly thank them for their support.

The Brookfield Public Library informs and educates all residents, throughout the lifespan, via an array of impactful literacy-building activities and materials offerings. At the same time, we never lose sight of our vision to inspire and innovate. Stakeholders look forward to realizing the vision for the library’s next 100 years: a modern and flexible facility replete with the tools and spaces residents require to remain vital and competitive in an ever changing world. 

The library is incredibly fortunate to have the support of Brookfield residents and looks forward to another successful one hundred years.

Kimberly Coughran, director

Brookfield Public Library