I have been a citizen of Brookfield for 24 years and a member of the Brookfield Common Council for eight years, including two years as president. Many blogs in the past have contained false and distorting info about public affairs. I will provide truthful information and maintain an influence on city policy.
Thank You Mayor Ponto for your article that points out what some of us already knew. We have a fine library when comapred to other libraries of our size nationwide. Not only does the library focus on children to make them aware of the treasure in our midst, it provides programs and services for all age groups. And, we have a strong volunteer support group. It also provides a community center for many types of educational and social programs. Several years ago, a resident of the the rapidly growing City of Greenville in the Fox Valley near Appleton told me that its citizens voted down a library because in a few years books would be obsolete and would be all on computers! In the meantime, they will just continue to "borrow books" from the Appleton system! In any case there will still be a need to catalog and store the data for people to find it and use it.