Park Slope bookworms, rejoice!
It’s long overdue, but finally the historically landmarked on Sixth Avenue will officially open Thursday, Sept. 13 at noon.
The Brooklyn Public Library branch has been closed since October 2009 —and was — but during its reconstruction and renovations it has been vastly improved with cutting-edge technology and ADA-accessible doors and bathrooms throughout.
Join Brooklyn Public Library President and CEO Linda E. Johnson, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Assembly Member James Brennan, City Councilmember Brad Lander, Commissioner of the Department of Design and Construction David Burney, Park Slope residents and local students at the library at noon for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Later on Thursday night, at 6:30 p.m., come back to see Brooklyn-born author, former columnist and editor for The New York Post and New York Daily News and renowned author Pete Hamill while he visits the Park Slope library to give a reading.
Make sure to stop by and see the improvements listed below:
- A brand new inside with new lights, new book shelves with a new collection and brand new floors
- Wheelchair accessible bathrooms
- New computers and space for “tablet technology”
- Free wireless
- New information and database commons
- New programs and partnerships with the community, P.S. 39, artists and creative types
- The downstairs theatre will have space for 75 people to sit.