The Dorothy & Jack Pitlick Store
****Due to the COVID pandemic, the store is closed indefinitely, but a selection of items are displayed for sale outside the store.
Please stop by!*****
Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (closed June 15- Sept. 15)
Sunday 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (all year)
We invite you to visit the Friends Store when you are in the library. Stop in for a great selection of quality used books, audio books, and videos at bargain prices. Items for sale are updated regularly.
All books are $1 and up.
The History of the Store
In honor of Dorothy and Jack Pitlick for their many contributions to the Brighton Memorial Library, a major gift was made to the Brighton Memorial Library Capital Campaign by their children and grandchildren. In tribute to the Pitlicks and in recognition of the gift, the library named the Friends bookstore the Dorothy & Jack Pitlick Store of the Friends of Brighton Memorial Library. The naming and reception were held on Friday, November 26, 2004 at the library.
Library Board Vice President Rose-Marie B. Klipstein, Executive Director Angela Bonazinga, and Friends Co-President Judy Engerman acknowledged the Pitlicks’ generous contributions of time and talent toward the growth of the library. Jack joined the Library Board of Trustees in 1989 and was instrumental in planning the new library building and advancing a public referendum that was overwhelmingly passed by the community.
Both Jack and Dorothy lent their dedication and enthusiasm to the development of the Friends Store that operates out of the library. Since its inception, they recruited volunteers and oversaw operations. The Store raises funds for the library from the sale of quality used books.
Though they are no longer with us, Jack and Dorothy's passion for the store and the library lives on through their friends, family, and the volunteers who staff and stock the store each day.