THE BRENTWOOD LIBRARY
FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
First Row from left: Francene Kavin, Susan Hindman (president), Sheila Cleveland, Sue Falls.
Second Row from left: Linda Lynch, Susan Earl (Library Director), Janet Donahue, Dottie Grief.
Back Row from left: Larry Kain, Judy Foster, Tom Henry, Diane West.
Not pictured: Bert Bosse, Arlene Cooke, Kenny Hartman and John Mick.
Brentwood Library Foundation is a nonprofit organization chartered in 2002 to solicit contributions in support of the Brentwood Library. The foundation seeks to fund projects as worthy enhancements of the reading room, collections and programs, over and above what the City of Brentwood can provide.
The Mick Outdoor Reading Terrace opened in 2006, was funded entirely by donations to the Foundation. Members of the Foundation Board of Directors also actively participated in the planning and design of the terrace.
The Brentwood Morning Rotary Club genously donated funds for a relaxing water fountain feature and other donations were given for benches, sculpture and pavers.
The renovation and expansion of the library completed in 2009, was funded by the City of Brentwood and the Brentwood Library Foundation. Over $300,000 was raised by the Foundation to provide furnishings and artistic elements for the Children’s Library, the Teen Room, the Media Collection Room, the study rooms, and the Story Time Room.
Top image: Stained glass window in the Children's Story Time Room features plants and animals native to Tennessee.
Bottom image: Teen Center provides a welcoming space for teens to read and study.
New in 2012
A louvered structure over the patio area of the Mick Outdoor Reading Terrace with comfortable tables and chairs for patrons to enjoy the library in a cool, shaded haven was installed.
Additional mature trees were planted on the hillside surrounding the reading terrace for additional comfort.
New in 2012 Renovation of Children’s Craft and Activities Room to enrich and enhance the room for all ages of children was completed with new cabinets and flooring. Tables and chairs will soon be added as well.
The mural in the foreground was funded by a memorial gift in memory of Manny Buzzell, a true friend of the library. Manny and his wife, Pat have been supporters of the library for many years in a variety of roles such as: Friends, Library Board and Regional Library Representative. The Buzzell's made a very generous donation to fund the Children's Story Time Room renovation.
With geneous support from library supporters obtained from the Annual Fund and other fundraising efforts, the Brentwood Library Foundation Board of Directors will continue to support enhancements to the Brentwood Library.
WAYS TO SUPPORT THE BRENTWOOD LIBRARY FOUNDATION
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2013 ANNUAL FUND
Please support the Brentwood Library Foundation and its efforts to make a great library even greater. Download a copy of the 2013 Brentwood Library Foundation's Annual Fund brochure.
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THE BRENTWOOD LIBRARY FOUNDATION
8109 Concord Road
Brentwood, TN 37027
Donations large and small are invited.
A portion of each gift will be reserved for the Library Endowment Fund.
Contributions of $1,000 or more will be recognized on a permanent display in the library (unless anonymity is requested.)
Naming opportunities exist for very large gifts.
The Brentwood Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
|LIBRARY FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- President: Suzan Hindman - Prudential Woodmont Realty
- Vice-President: Larry Kain - Pinnacle Financial Partners
- Treasurer: Diane West
- Secretary: Sheila Cleveland - Community Volunteer
- Gilbert Bosse, Jr. - Brentwood Bldg. Maintenance
- Janet Donahue, MD- Cumberland Emergency Physicians
- Sue Falls - Community Volunteer
- Judy Foster - Community Volunteer
- Dottie W. Grief - Community Volunteer
- Kenny Hartmann - Community Volunteer
- Thomas Henry - Nissan North America, Inc.
- Francene Kavin - Bottorff & Kavin, PLC
- Linda Lynch - Community Relations City of Brentwood
- John Mick - The Mick Foundation
ABOUT THE BRENTWOOD LIBRARY
The Brentwood Library has grown tremendously since it was established by the City in 1983. The library moved into its current 55,500-square-foot building on Concord Road in 1998.
The Brentwood Library has been recognized as one of the premier public libraries in Tennessee. It is one of the busiest as well, with more than 1,000 visitors daily.
Last year, 678,533 items were circulated and 373,897 patrons visited the library. The library offered 399 children’s programs, and 13,152 children attended. There were 390 teen and adult programs attended by 4,853 people.
The library’s attributes include the award-winning building designed by Nashville architect David Minnigan, a renowned children’s reading room and a 40-acre, park-like setting.
The City of Brentwood provides 99 percent of the operating budget.
THE FOUNDATION OF KNOWLEDGE MUST BE LAID BY READING. -- Samuel Johnson