After years of planning and construction, Brookfield Public Library is entering the final stage of its building project. On Monday, June 14 the Library will begin its move into the new Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library at 3541 Park Avenue. The Library is expected to be closed four to six weeks as its collections and equipment are moved into and installed in the new facility.
Throughout the first week of moving, June 14-19, the Library's phones and computers will be completely offline as the new systems are set up. Starting Monday, June 21, Library staff will be available for remote reference assistance by phone (708-485-6917), email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or online chat at www.brookfieldlibrary.info. Access to the Library's online resources and digital collections will be available throughout the duration of the close. Classes and events – both in person and virtual – will occur as scheduled.
To better serve members during the transition, Brookfield Public Library has partnered with the La Grange Park Public Library to provide in-person library services. Residents can use the La Grange Park Public Library to pick up holds, access the Internet, print and more. Residents may also opt to pick up materials from another SWAN library of their choosing.
Saturday, June 12 will be the last day that the current building at 3609 Grand Boulevard will be open to the public. Members are advised to return library materials, pick up holds and stock up on items on or before June 12. The Library encourages residents to keep Brookfield Library materials until it reopens. All due dates have been extended through Monday, August 2 and overdue fines will be waived.
Additional information on Brookfield Public Library's move is available at www.brookfieldlibrary.info. Residents can stay advised of updates by signing up for the Construction Updates newsletter at www.brookfieldlibrary/newfacility or by following the Library on social media. A grand opening date for the Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library will be announced in July.