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 often hosts a town-wide party at one of the library’s locations. We have also recruited several Boston Marathon runners each of the last five years who have raised money for the Foundation as part of Team Brookline.

Our current big project:  Coolidge Corner Renovation is well underway! Brookline Library Foundation contributed over $400K to the enhancements at the Library. Look forward to a revitalized sun-filled garden courtyard, better use of the space, an open “living room” in the front of the Library and much more! Reopening December 2018.

Recently funded projects include:

  • A major contribution to the Coolidge Corner Renovation
  • Chromebook laptops available for checkout at all libraries
  • Digital signage, including the TransitScreen TVs displaying local transportation data
  • A redesigned library website (this is it!)
  • New Teen Room furniture at Brookline Village
  • Children’s programming at all locations
  • Subscription services like Linda, Hoopla and Ancestry
  • Purchase of museum passes (used by nearly 4000 patrons in 2017)
  • Redesigned outdoor space at the Putterham Library

Support Us

  • Donate to the Annual Appeal – Show that you are a Library Supporter in this “Giving Town.”
  • Explore ways in which you you can contribute to the Foundation as a volunteer.  Contact for more information.
  • Interested in supporting our Boston Marathon runners?  Check Team Brookline’s website to meet and support the roster of runners!

Checks in support of our Brookline Libraries 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:

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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