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 charter 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 and Gabrielle Hamilton.


$1,500

  • Invitation to an evening of cocktails and conversation with a celebrated author in a beautiful Brooklyn home, and a newly released signed book
  • Invitations to readings and receptions in branch libraries throughout the year
  • Reservations for prime seats at sought-after readings and performances in the Dweck Center
  • 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
  • Donor recognition in annual report

$2,500
All of the preceding benefits, plus:

  • Invitation 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
All of the preceding benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to three evenings of cocktails and conversation with celebrated authors in beautiful Brooklyn homes, plus three newly-released signed books
  • Invitation to the annual President’s Dinner
  • Private behind-the-scenes tour of Central Library for up to eight guests (upon request)

$10,000
All of the preceding benefits, plus:

  • Opportunity to host a two-hour private event in the Trustees Room of Central Library during select hours (catering and additional costs apply)


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.