Brookfield Library plays a crucial role in the life of the Brookfield Village community. Located next to the large Brookfield Elementary School, it is a safe place for children to congregate after school. Being located in the East Oakland Senior Center, it offers seniors a place to get books, movies and magazines for free. It also offers one of the few places in the City of Oakland where seniors and children can interact socially. Its collection of Spanish language materials help families read together and all ages learn English. Its programs with Headstart help expose its youngest citizens to the joys of reading.
This is a poor community filled with citizens with huge hearts. It needs its library. The recent start of the Brookfield Literacy Zone project is just another example of how much this community needs and wants to read. As City Council President Reid has said, “This comprehensive plan will transform early learning systems through supportive partnerships and coordination among the business community, school districts, libraries, service providers, students, parents and volunteers armed with assessment mechanisms and clearer learning standards. This program will provide an enriched early learning experience.”
Oakland Public Library is an essential partner in the Brookfield Literacy Zone.
Please keep Brookfield Library’s doors open to all; give the families in Brookfield Village hope for a brighter future.