Brevard County Library



Stuck In The Sixties

You are invited to an evening of dinner and dancing to benefit the Brevard Library Foundation



Saturday, October 17
Six to Ten o’clock
At Café Unique
607 Florida Avenue
Cocoa Village


Patrick D. Smith Literary Medal Award

Congratulations to Rebekah Lyn!!  This Brevard resident entered our contest with an excerpt from her book, Jessie.  The judges fell in love and wanted to know all about Jessie at our awards event.  Here's a little more about our winner:


Rebekah Lyn is a best-selling author of Christian fiction with a heart for new beginnings. Her personal experiences and journey with God have coupled with a love of history, research, and journaling to fuel her passion for writing. After working in the travel and hospitality industry for 15 years she decided it was time  to pursue that passion. She writes character driven novels that she hopes will always engulf the reader in a great story and leave them stronger in their faith.  She has written numerous books and continues to add to her collections. 


Check out her books and more about Rebekah on her website,   Once again, congratulations to Rebekah Lyn!! 







Mad About Bling 2014!

Mad about Bling 2014 is just a memory now... a very fond memory of good food, great entertainment and wonderful supporters and sponsors!  The Foundation would like to thank our sponsors as well as our guests who came out to support us as we continue on our mission to keep books in the hands of children. 


A gracious and sincere note of gratitude to our Bling committee who gave so much time and effort to make this year's event such a beautiful success!


Committee: Cathy Rood, Chair

                  Ginny Davis, Terry Lee, Dana Fayer,

                  Erlene Padgett, Marilyn Kitchel, Jim Craig



Patrick D. Smith Literary Medal FINALISTS!

We are proud to announce the FIVE finalists for our Patrick D. Smith Literary Award!


We have many, many wonderful entries and regret we can only choose ONE winner.  That winner will be selected and announced soon!!


In no particular order, the Five Finalists are:

This Fragile Hope, by Jennifer Howell

Retrieval, by J.P. Osterman

Primal Urges, by Pam Harbaugh

Gamblers and Fancy Women, by C.S. Richardson

Jessie, by Rebekah Lyn



Maestro's Cafe

Located inside the Central Brevard Library and Reference Center (or locally known Cocoa Library)... Daily specials and a wonderful atmosphere to meet friends and relax!!


Now Open Library Hours!


Join us for coffee,  fresh soups and more!!


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Peter Kerasotis & Tom Wasdin

Author on the Lawn -- SUCCESS!!

Our 2nd "Author on the Lawn" event, which occurred in the Main Library due to inclement weather... was a wonderful success!  Thank you to Peter Kerasotis and Tom Wasdin for sharing Coach Wasdin's stories and anecdotes.  You can see the photos from the event here:


We will be announcing our next Event in the coming weeks. 

Lockheed Martin Employees Foundation

Thank you Lockheed Martin Employees Foundation for your recent gift of $2500! This funding will be part of the groundbreaking new Creative Lab in the form of a 3-D Printer!  Way to go LMEF!!  You are making a Difference here in Brevard!!

Tamika Jones presents Ned Kellar a nice check!

Boeing Employees Community Fund Grant

Tamika Jones, of Boeing's Employee Community Fund presents a $1000 grant to Ned Kellar, Executive Director in support of our Books for Children campaign!  Way to go Boeing!!

Patrick D. Smith Memorial Books

In lieu of flowers, Mr. Smith's family has asked gifts be made in his honor to the Foundation.  You may do this by making your donation via our "donate" link.  Please make a note regarding this designation when you complete your donation.  A book plate will be placed in each book in his memory. 

Books For Children

 Checks can be mailed to our new address:  219 N. Indian River Drive, Cocoa, FL 32922 or you can use PayPal (see link on our page!) *Other credit cards are also accepted!!


Proud To Be An American

Brevard Library Foundation

Now located in the RIVERHOUSE
219 Indian River Drive
Cocoa, FL 32922