Ms. Lindstrom joined the Dayton Metro Library as a reference librarian at the Main Library in 1985, and has served as the Manager at Brookville since 1992. Elaine loves to read mysteries and historical fiction; in the summer, she spends her time with her husband riding their tandem bicycle.
There are six staff members and six aides at the Brookville Branch. The staff offers special support for early literacy assistance through baby, toddler, and preschool storytimes. There is an emphasis on STEM programming for school age children and teens. To support patrons utilizing the advanced technology, the Brookville Branch staff offers technological assistance through one-on-one training on laptops and tablets.
The Brookville Branch has developed many community partnerships across all ages and demographics. In addition to the Children’s Librarians visiting the local schools, Branch programming with Little Angels Preschool and Brookville Head Start helps youth succeed. The business community stays connected to the work of the Branch through partnerships with Brookville Chamber of Commerce.
Library history in Brookville dates to 1917 when a group of citizens formed the Brookville Library Association. In 1936, The Dayton Library reorganized the collection and Brookville became our first county Branch. The current facility opened to the public in August 2016, with a “Minds In Motion” Children’s Area and a new outdoor patio area. “The Visitors” sculpture from the former Library building was moved to the new location, and three new art installations were created for the new Library. Learn More