This is a public library supported with private funds from the community and is the only standing committee of the Brookport Betterment Committee, Inc. We incorporated ourselves over 25 years ago when the city refused to help us due to lack of funds. By incorporating, this gave us the ability to sign contacts as an entity.
The Brookport school system is operating at a 75 percent poverty level for their lunch program, so we organized this library over 22 years ago, only charging $1 a year per person for a library card. We are an all volunteer staff of six people and ten board members.
We have been operating in this manner for over 22 years as an all volunteer organization. Our expenses are only around $500 amonth for heat, lights and insurance and supplies. All the pennies we get from your web searches will keep our doors open. We like your purchases also!!!
Because of your donations this year, we are finally able to be open five days a week with regular hours from 3 to 6 p.m.