Show your support for Coolidge Corner! May 5th Party

Run for the Renovation!  Derby Day is coming to town…  A spring party for Brookline!

The Brookline Library Foundation will be hosting a fun event May 5th, at the Coolidge Corner Library – just before closing for a brief renovation.  Please pledge your support for this year’s Foundation event on Saturday, May 5th, 2018. We’ll sip mint juleps, listen to Bluegrass music and watch the 144th running of The Kentucky Derby – all while raising money to support the renovation and fund technology at each of our libraries.

When we heard that the Coolidge Library would temporarily close for repairs this summer, we offered to contribute additional capital to make significant upgrades for the future. This enhanced renovation will:

  • Enlarge and soundproof the Children’s Room.
    Expand patron seating by relocating staff offices from the front of the library to the unused mezzanine.
  • Install a state-of- the-art Automated Materials Handler to free staff from manually checking-in and sorting nearly one thousand books daily. Kids will love watching the handler at work!
  • Triple the computers available for use throughout the library.
  • Restore the atrium, repair the skylight and remove the front offices to let natural light stream into the library.
  • Beautify the landscaping to make it even more inviting.

So, get your Derby hats and join us to watch the most exciting two minutes in sports. Help us set the pace early by taking two minutes to make your donation now. This year, we’ve received a generous matching grant so that every dollar of your contribution will be doubled up to $50,000!  Advance supporters will be listed on the invitation and in event materials.    Thanks and we’ll see you on race day!

*All tickets will be held at the door the night of the event.

Please reserve by March 15th, 2018 to be listed on the invitation. 

And We’re Off!!!