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Gerritsen Beach Branch-Brooklyn Public Library

Mon, Wed & Fri: 10 am-6 pm Tues: 1-8 pm Thurs: 1-6 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pm In 1997, the library moved to its new 10,000-square-foot facility. A clock tower and a two-story picture window overlook the Shell Bank Channel. Its two large gardens are tended by the same active community groups that have supported the library for the past 65 years. For more information, click here.

Grand Central Library-New York Public Library

Mon, Tues: 10 am-6 pm Wed, Thurs, Fri: 11 am-6 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pm The Grand Central Branch near Grand Central Terminal serves commuters and area workers as well as families living to the east. Boasting 45 computers, 32 of which are laptops, there are outlets and data ports at the bar-height seating looking out on 46th street. Grand Central has collections of DVDs, CDs, large print, paperbacks, and popular fiction and nonfiction for adults. Grand Central is also the new home of Teen Central hosting their collections and programs. For more information on the branch, click here.

Gravesend Branch-Brooklyn Public Library

Mon, Wed & Fri: 10 am-6 pm Tues & Thurs: 1-8 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pm In 2001 the branch underwent 1.5 million renovations that included a new lighting, furniture, shelving, art objects and 11 new public access computers. The branch is now part of Cluster 11, as it continues to serve the local community with innovative technology as well as traditional services. It has large collections of Russian and Chinese books and DVDs, and a medium-size collection of Italian, Hebrew and Spanish materials. For more information, click here.

Great Kills Branch | New York Public Library

Mon & Thurs: 10 am-6 pm Tues & Wed: 11 am-7 pm Fri: 12 pm-5 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pm Two blocks from the Staten Island Rapid Transit station, this busy branch's electronic resources includes Internet access and numerous databases on branch computers. Materials in languages other than English include Chinese, Russian and Polish. A $1.5 million renovation in 2005 was the first complete renovation of the 1954 brick and limestone building. Library service was expanded from one level to three, creating a lower level community room with seating for 42; a first floor for adult, young adult and reference services; and a second floor ...

Greenpoint Branch-Brooklyn Public Library

Mon, Tues & Fri: 10 am-6 pm Wed & Thurs: 1-8 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pm Materials include those in Bulgarian, Spanish, Polish, Russian and Urdu. For more information, click here.

Hamilton Fish Park Branch-New York Public Library

Mon & Wed: 10 am-6 pm Tues & Thurs: 10 am-8 pm Fri & Sat: 10 am-5 pm The many large windows in the tan brick facade of the Hamilton Fish Park Branch make the interior a bright and cheerful space. The air-conditioned branch, built in 1961, is arranged on one floor, with adult, teenage, and reference book collections to the right of the entrance and a Children's Room to the left. An auditorium, that seats 75, is available for community use by application to the librarian. The branch and its neighborhood park are both named for Hamilton Fish (1808-93), the distinguished American ...

Hamilton Grange Branch-New York Public Library

Mon & Wed: 11 am-7 pm Tues & Thurs: 10 am-6 pm Fri: 12 pm-5 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pm Designed by the famous architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White in the style of an Italian palazzo, the Hamilton Grange Branch was opened in 1907 with funds donated by Andrew Carnegie. The roots of its name date back to 1802 when Alexander Hamilton moved his family into a country house he called The Grange in the then-rural outskirts of New York City. Declared a landmark in 1970, the branch today houses a variety of collections that serve an ethnically diverse community. Hamilton Grange ...

Harlem Branch-New York Public Library

Mon & Wed: 11 am-6 pm Tues & Thurs: 11 am-7 pm Fri: 11 am-5 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pm Recalling the beginning of his illustrious career, actor/playwright Ossie Davis fondly described the Harlem Branch as 'the only home I had ... the very temple of my existence, my craft, the place that trained me, the first institution to welcome me.' The Harlem Branch has been welcoming community residents since 1826 when Harlem was an isolated village. The library was one of the first to be incorporated into the extensive New York Public Library branch system. Andrew Carnegie's gift supported the construction of a ...

Highlawn Branch-Brooklyn Public Library

Mon, Tue & Fri: 10 am-6 pm Wed: 1-8 pm Thurs: 1-6 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pm A new toddler space features special seating and computers for children up to 5 years. A new relaxing space for the general public includes comfortable, low seating and tables. For more information, click here.

Homecrest Branch-Brooklyn Public Library

Mon & Thurs: 1-8 pm Tues, Wed & Fri: 10 am-6 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pm The library services four local schools and several daycare centers and nursery schools. Many of its programs are geared toward the neighborhood's youth. The Homecrest branch serves a large population of immigrants from Russia, China, Pakistan, India and Mexico. It has large collections of Russian and Chinese books, and medium-size collections of Urdu, Hebrew and Spanish. For more information, click here.