Whitman Circle

 

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Introducing The Whitman Circle: Brooklyn Public Library’s newest community of champions who believe that all Brooklynites deserve the chance to discover their potential at our libraries.

When you join the Whitman Circle, you make a statement about the Library’s enduring importance in our community and provide vital funding for outreach initiatives, youth programs, services for older adults – and of course, books.

Become a member of the Whitman Circle at any of the following levels, and you’ll also enjoy special access to Brooklyn Public Library. You can also check out some of our recent photos of readings with Alice McDermott, Tiphanie Yanique, Joseph O'Neill, Gabrielle Hamilton and Eddie Joyce.

$1,500 ($1,407 is tax deductible)

  • Invitation for two to an evening of cocktails and conversation with a celebrated author in a beautiful Brooklyn home, and a newly released signed book
  • Opportunity to reserve prime seats at sought-after Library readings and performances
  • Annual behind-the-scenes tour of BPL’s historical collections or fascinating branch libraries
  • Opportunity to dedicate your favorite book in BPL’s collection with a personalized bookplate
  • Invitation to Galas
  • Donor recognition in annual report

$2,500 ($2,322 is tax deductible)
All of the preceding benefits, plus:

  • Invitation for two to two evenings of cocktails and conversation with celebrated authors in beautiful Brooklyn homes, plus two newly-released signed books
  • Private behind-the-scenes tour of Central Library (upon request)
  • Personalized reading list curated by a BPL Librarian

$5,000 ($4,667 is tax deductible)
All of the preceding benefits, plus:

  • Invitation for two to three evenings of cocktails and conversation with celebrated authors in beautiful Brooklyn homes, plus three newly-released signed books
  • Invitation for lunch with the Library President & CEO

$10,000 ($9,535 is tax deductible)
All of the preceding benefits, plus:

  • Invitation for two to dinner with an author and the President & CEO

$15,000 ($14,535 is tax deductible)

  • Opportunity to have your gift recognized in association with a signature BPL program.

Join Now

To send your membership gift by mail, please make your check payable to Brooklyn Public Library and enclose this enrollment form. Monthly payments available. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Arana, Director of Individual Giving, larana@bklynlibrary.org.