Community Room (Archive Page–Historical Information Only)
A New Brubeck Community Room
Many Library Friends have been telling us we need a larger, better equipped community room, similar to rooms in neighboring libraries. Some of our most popular programs have had to be moved into either Children’s Services (where all 10,000 picture books must be moved out of the way) or to an off-site location, usually a school auditorium, because the current room seats a maximum of only 55 people.
With a community room that would accommodate flexible seating for 150 persons, we will be able to sponsor noted authors and lecturers on current-day issues and, through these programs, attract more people to the Library. We have traveled to other libraries in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, gathering ideas for creating a fabulous community room, one with excellent acoustics, sound and projection systems.
Historically, the old Library had music concerts in its “new wing.” We would like to continue this tradition by offering intimate concerts, recitals or impromptu music at different times.
This room, with an adjacent kitchen, would fill an important need for business and community groups as well as for the Library. It will be an exciting and beautiful space: an inspired feature of the design makes it possible to open the doors on one side of the community room onto the interior courtyard. Additionally, the community room and the adjacent courtyard and lobby can be completely closed off from the rest of the Library and used when the Library is not open.
Dedicated to the Brubecks, this space will express our community’s gratitude for the talent and generosity of this incredible family. Donors from across the globe have joined us in honoring the family through its construction.