Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Brookfield meeting videos available for viewing at Merrick Public Library

DVD copies of Select Board and other meeting cablecasts are once again available for in-library viewing at the Merrick Public Library on Common and Lincoln Streets.


The Brookfield Public Access and Communications Committee, which runs the town's local access channels 12 and 13, has reinstituted the service, which had been previously discontinued, according to BPACC Chair Sharon Mahoney.


"We are happy to once again make these locally-produced programs accessible to those without a Charter Cable account, to residents of other towns, or to those who simply wish to view them at a time more convenient to them," Mahoney said.


Meeting DVDs are usually delivered to the library on the same day they are first broadcast on Channel 13, she said.


Library patrons choose which DVD to view from a list in a binder located at the Library's computer stations near the Main desk. Copies of the official Brookfield Select Board meeting agendas are also in the binder, arranged by date, as an additional reference. The patron then requests the DVD from the Main Desk for viewing at one of the library's four computer stations. After viewing, the borrower returns the DVD in its case to the Main Desk.


The DVDs are for in-library viewing only. Patrons are asked to bring their own ear buds or headphones. A limited number of ear buds and lightweight headphones also available for borrowing from the Main Desk.


There is no charge for this service, part of the BPACC's effort to not only expand its programming but to make it more accessible to the general public.


Sharon A. Mahoney, Chair, Brookfield Public Access

and Communications Committee


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