Baychester Branch | New York Public Library

Mon - Thurs: 10 am-8 pm Fri & Sat: 10 am-5 pm The Baychester Branch of The New York Public Library has been providing library services to Co-op City and the surrounding community since its opening in 1973. Occupying a single floor, the air-conditioned library has separate adult, young adult and children's collections. The extensive reference collection includes periodicals, newspapers and electronic services. A meeting room often used for library programs seats 70. The branch's location, in the Bartow Shopping Center, makes the library a very popular resource for community residents and contributes to its being one of the busiest branches in ...

Bayside – Queens Library

The branch was newly renovated and updated in 2013. In addition to Chinese, French, Italian, Korean and Spanish foreign language collections, this branch also has special collections on Community History, Gardening, the Black Experience and Gardening.

Bedford Branch-Brooklyn Public Library

Mon, Tues & Fri: 10 am-6 pm Wed: 1-8 pm Thurs: 1-6 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pm This is the first library in the Brooklyn Public Library system. It opened in 1897 in the former P.S. 3, a schoolhouse in a cornfield. After two other locations, it moved to its present 1905 Carnegie building. For more information on the branch, click here.

Bloomingdale Branch-New York Public Library

Mon & Tues: 10 am-6 pm Wed & Thurs: 12-7 pm Fri & Sat: 10 am-5 pm Before the Revolutionary War, the Dutch who settled in the beautiful countryside, now known as the Upper West Side, called the area 'Bloemendaal,' meaning valley of flowers. Anglicized as Bloomingdale, this rural community was connected to the lower part of Manhattan by the Bloomingdale Road, its route largely echoed today by Broadway. In 1898, the community had its first library, the Bloomingdale Branch of the New York Free Circulating Library, which was consolidated in 1901 with the New York Public Library. Sixty years later, a new ...

Brooklyn Children’s Museum

A menagerie of resident animals and a permanent collection of more than 20,000 natural science objects and cultural artifacts enliven exhibits and presentations at the Brooklyn Children's Museum.

Brownsville Branch-Brooklyn Public Library

Mon, Wed & Fri: 10 am-6 pm Tues: 1-8 pm Thurs: 1-6 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pm With a collection of 7,000 books donated by the Hebrew Educational Society, the branch opened in 1905. In 1908, it moved to its present two-story brick and limestone Carnegie building. Its high usage spurred the 1914 construction of Brownsville Children's Library on nearby Stone Avenue, the first library in the world devoted exclusively to children. Later, it became the Stone Avenue Branch. For more information, click here.

Bushwick Branch-Brooklyn Public Library

Mon: 1-8 pm Tues, Wed & Fri: 10 am-6 pm Thurs: 1-6 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pm The library moved to its present home in a Carnegie library in 1908. A Carnegie library is one built with money donated by Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. By 1919, nearly half of the 3,500 libraries in the United States had been constructed through his grants. For more information, click here.