NYS Assemblyman Dean Murray, Brookhaven Town Councilperson Connie Kepert,
Library Director Kathleen Scheibel, & NYS Senator Lee Zeldin
This past Sunday, the library celebrated its centenial year with a lawn party.
Brookhaven Village Association Historian Marty Van Lith prepared a unattended presentation on the history of the Brookhaven Free Library. To view this presentation (pdf format), click HERE.
The library is noted for its children's programs. Childeren's games
were an important part of the celebration
More on the Brookhaven Free Library may be found HERE. At the time the present page was first published, the library's site included additional pictures of the celebration.
The Town of Brookhaven also included an article on their public information page—click HERE
Anita Cohen authored a pamphlet on the history of the
library. Marty Van Lith, historian for the Brookhaven
Village Association, researched much of the material
(along with John Deitz, not pictured.)
Copies of this booklet are available at the library.
"Chief" Michael Verni of the Shady Grove Antique Fire Company,
Library Director Kathleen Scheibel, Fireplace Literary Club President Jane Love
Bob Brown & Genie David
Don David & Thaddeus ONeal
Diane Hall & Rev. Tom Phillip
In background, Centennial Quilt made by community members.
Two women—one representing the 27 who founded the Brookhaven library in 1912 and one reflecting cultural trends of 2012—find common ground reading in front of the library's fireplace. Artist Barry Rockwell created this charming artwork to commemorate the centennial of the Brookhaven Free Library, located in Brookhaven hamlet, Long Island, New York, where he lives and works. Numbered and signed prints of his painting are available at the library.