Welcome to the Village of Brooklyn
Located in both Dane and Green Counties Wisconsin, the Village is conveniently located half way between Madison and Janesville off Highway 14. Our neighborly small-town (population 1413) has excellent amenities: a great school system; three Village parks; and a community center, which makes Brooklyn a great place to live!
Goodwill of South Central Wisconsin
Goodwill of South Central Wisconsin operates a program where persons in need may receive vouchers that can be used to purchase clothing and household items at a Goodwill store. Persons interested in receiving a voucher may contact:
Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
Dane County Dept. of Human Services
2865 N. Sherman Ave.
Madison, WI 53704
(MADISON) – Heat can kill. Hundreds of people die from extreme heat events each year in the United States. That’s why Governor Scott Walker has declared Thursday, June 9th as Heat Awareness Day. Wisconsin Emergency Management, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the National Weather Service are reminding people of the dangers associated with extreme heat and to promote community safety and health.
“Heat related deaths and illness are preventable,” says Major General Don Dunbar, Adjutant General and Wisconsin’s Homeland Security Advisor. “People need to be aware of who is at greatest risk and what can be done to prevent the loss of life.”
Remember these tips:
- Stay Cool: Stay in air-conditioned buildings as much as possible and avoid direct sunlight
- Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink
- Stay Informed: Watch your local weather forecasts so you can plan activities safely when it’s hot outside. Watch for any extreme heat alerts.
People at higher risk of a heat-related illness include:
- Infants and young children
- People 65 years of age and older
- People who are overweight
- People with chronic medical conditions
Where you are most at risk:
- Homes with little or no air conditioning
Many victims of heat-related deaths are socially isolated, maintaining little contact with family and friends. This is why it is important to check in on family, friends, and neighbors during extreme heat. Those most vulnerable include very young children, the elderly, and people with heart disease or high blood pressure. Individuals who are on certain medications may also be more susceptible to illnesses during extreme heat events.
Many cities and counties across Wisconsin open cooling centers during periods of extreme heat. These centers are a great place for people to come into an air conditioned facility and get some relief from the heat. ReadyWisconsin will list open cooling centers on our website: http://readywisconsin.wi.gov.
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Dane County Library Service Bookmobile Summer Reading Program
The Dane County Bookmobile invites children of all ages to participate in the Summer Reading Program: On Your Mark, Get Set…Read! Beginning June 16 and continuing through July 28, fun weekly craft activities for children will be conducted in Brooklyn:
Brooklyn, at the gazebo
Also will feature the Zoozort live animal show at the Bookmobile on June 30th at 6:30
No registration is necessary for the craft programs, which are free for participants. Brochures containing program details can be picked up at the Bookmobile or viewed at www.dcls.info. For more information, call the Bookmobile office at 266-9297.