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!
SEPT. 19TH THROUGH
MON. - THURS. 7 A TO 5 P
FRIDAY, NOV. 4TH 7 A TO 5 P
Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.
September is Preparedness Month in Wisconsin
(MADISON) – This summer, several areas of Wisconsin have been hit hard by severe storms, flash floods and tornadoes. That’s why Governor Scott Walker has declared September as Preparedness Month to encourage people across the state to take time now to prepare before disaster strikes.
“Developing a family emergency plan is important,” says Major General Don Dunbar, Adjutant General and Wisconsin’s Homeland Security Advisor. “Everyone should have a plan that includes information on where to go during an emergency and how to communicate with loved ones if separated in a crisis.”
An emergency plan should include:
- Family meeting places to make sure everyone is safe. One designated location should be close to your home and the other in your neighborhood.
- A contact list in both paper copy and electronic with current contact information for those individuals you may need to reach during an emergency. Make sure you keep a paper copy in your wallet and in your emergency kit.
- The plan should contain alternative methods of communications in case phone service is not available.
Consider text messaging during an emergency. Often times in a disaster, phone service may be overwhelmed and unavailable. Cell phone text messages may still get through because they take less band width to send and receive messages.
Also, calling long distance may be easier than making a local call. Ask a friend or family member to be your “out of town” contact. During an emergency, you can contact that person to let them know you are ok and that they can share that information with your family.
Developing an emergency communications plan is just one step to get ready for emergencies. Each week this September, ReadyWisconsin will highlight easy and inexpensive ways for you and your family to prepare for emergency situations. You can visit http://readywisconsin.wi.gov for more information. You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Current News Releases available at http://readywisconsin.wi.gov
Join us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ReadyWisconsin
Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ReadyWisconsin
and Instagram (www.instagram.com/readywisconsin).
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
Dane County Library Service Bookmobile
The Dane County Bookmobile invites children of all ages to participate in the Summer Reading Program: On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!
Brooklyn, at the gazebo
For more information, call the Bookmobile office at 266-9297.