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The Brookline Library Foundation

The Brookline Library Foundation

The Brookline Library Foundation was incorporated in 1999. Its initial goal was to raise private funds for the restoration of the Brookline Village location of the Public Library of Brookline. The Foundation raised more than $5 million for that renovation and continues to raise capital for all three Brookline libraries. Our funds have supported programs, books and materials, museum passes, technology and other enhancements. In addition to conducting an annual appeal, the Foundation hosts a town-wide party at one of the library’s locations each year. We also sponsor several Boston Marathon runners who have raised money for the Foundation as part of Team Brookline.

Recently funded projects include:

teen room furniture purchased by the brookline library foundation

New Teen Room Furniture

  • A redesigned library website (this is it!)
  • New Teen Room furniture at Brookline Village
  • Coolidge Corner Children’s Room Renovation
  • Children’s programming at all locations
  • Purchase of museum passes (used by nearly 4000 patrons in 2015)
  • Redesigned outdoor space at the Putterham Library

Support Us

  • Donate to the Annual Appeal – Show that you a are a Library Supporter in this “Giving Town.”
  • Support our planned event, “Run for the Renovation!” at Coolidge Corner, May 5th, 2018.
  • Sponsor a Team Brookline Marathon Runner!   Learn about our 2018 Boston Marathon representatives for Team Brookline.  Team members are working hard for all of us – support their effort here.
    team brookline 2018 logo



Checks also may be mailed to:

The Brookline Library Foundation
361 Washington Street
Brookline, MA 02445

What’s New?

Stay up to date with the Foundation events. For more information or to help with our event planning, please contact:

Follow us on Facebook: @BrooklineLibraryFoundation

See Board Members

Find Your Brickan inscribed brick, part of the brookline library foundation's "find your brick" campaign

As part of the 2000-2002 campaign to renovate the Brookline Village location, donors were able to order inscribed bricks for the library’s walkways. Visit our Find Your Brick page to see a listing of donors and bricks.

Find Your Brick