The Board of Trustees at the Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library, 3541 Park Ave., is soliciting input from the public during a series of “listening sessions” the library is conducting as part of its strategic planning process, which launched last October.

The library will host two Zoom and two in-person listening session over the next week on the following dates:

  • Thursday, Jan. 12 at 10:30 a.m. (at the library)
  • Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. (on Zoom)
  • Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. (at the library)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m. (on Zoom)

The sessions are limited to 25 people and registration is required at Zoom links will be emailed to attendees prior to those sessions.

According to a press release announcing the listening sessions, “the library is interested in hearing how members of the Brookfield community currently use the library and what they desire from future library service.”

The sessions will be facilitated by the Sarah Keister Armstrong, whom the library hired last August to lead the strategic planning process. Library trustees and staff will not be present at the listening sessions in order for the public to feel comfortable speaking freely.

The library board began the strategic planning initiative last fall with an online survey, which more than 1,000 people took, according to Library Director Kimberly Coughran.

Data from that survey is being processed this month.