Brentwood Library Reopens Remolded to Delight and Inspire Urban Neighborhood

After the closing in August 2017 for renovations, the Brentwood Public Library is now open for everyone to enjoy. On Monday, October 30th, the grand reopening of the Brentwood Public Library kicked off with a ceremony and ribbon cutting followed with the Friends Annual Fall Festival. Brentwood reopened following a two month closure to replace carpet, repaint the interior, add six computers and a fresh new interior. The annual Fall Festival showcased a haunted scene, a costume contest, trunk or treat games, story times and much more! The community is invited to peruse the newly renovated library and enjoy the modernize facility and high tech computers for children, youth and adults. The library first openedĀ inĀ 1961. Shown at the ribbon cutting reopening/fall festival celebrations l -r is speakers for the occasion Kathleen Krizek (Branch Manager), Dr. Brenda Simmons-Hutchins (former JPL BOLT member and President), Jennifer Gilthrop (Interim JPL Director), Sharon Coon (Founder and chair of the Friends of the Brentwood Library) and recent advocate chair/organizer of the JPL Friends Groups for the JPL Library Budget, City Councilman Sam Newby and Reverend Philip Mobley (Former Chair, Jacksonville Housing and Community Development Commission).


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