The Brooklyn Public Library- one of the three library systems in New York City along with the New York Public Library and Queens Library- has announced its plan to open their first new branch since 1983.
In a statement, President and CEO of Brooklyn Public Library, Linda E. Johnson said, “We are thrilled to begin work on the first new library in our system in almost forty years. We look forward to opening a newly designed library for the residents of DUMBO, Vinegar Hill, and Farragut. Like every one of our branches, the DUMBO neighborhood library will be a place where the community can come together to read and learn. ”
The new branch will be located at 135 Plymouth Street, and will include 6,500 square feet of flexible programming space, traditional book lending services, laptops, desktops and other technologies to meet the needs of the way that Brooklynites work today.
While the new branch isn’t set to open until 2020, the Brooklyn Public Library will begin a comprehensive community input process for the development of this building this Fall.
The new library will be BPL’s 60th branch.