Good news! Coney Island and Gerritsen Beach libraries will reopen this fall after extensive renovations due to Hurricane Sandy. See our Hurricane Sandy Renovations page for updates.
|Mon||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Tue||1:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
|Wed||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Thu||1:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
|Fri||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
303 Ave. X at West. 2nd St.
Brooklyn, NY 11223
Gravesend was one of the original six towns of Brooklyn.It was established in 1645 by Lady Deborah Moody and followers as a haven from religious persecution and was named after the English seaport of Gravesend,Kent.With support from community groups and P.S. 216, this library opened in a brick building on Avenue X in 1962.
In 2001 it underwent 1.5 million renovations that included a new lighting, furniture, shelving, art objects and 11 new public access computers. The branch continues to serve the local community providing innovative technology and as well as traditional services.
The Gravesend Library offers very popular Toddler Time for kids on Wednesday's. Engage in interactive play and enjoy stories with toddlers, 18- 36 months. Please come visit our cozy Art Gallery with changing exhibits by New York and local artists. The library also has monthly Book Discussion Club for Adults and Talking Circle program for Senior Citizens. Through its information resources and intensive programming, the Gravesend Branch looks forward to better serving the changing community: immigrants from Russia, China, Latin America Middle Eastern countries. We have large collections of Russian and Chinese books and DVD's, and medium collection of Italian, Hebrew, and Spanish.
|Branch Contact Person:||Ellen Fecher|
F train to Ave.X station,two blocks East to libraryBus
N train to 86th St. station, six blocks East to library
B1 to Ave X at West 2nd St., two blocks East to libraryCar
Belt Pkwy., North on Ocean Pkwy., left on Ave.X.Get directions from Google or HopStop.
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Adults' room - 5 computers
|Internet & WiFi:||Yes - WiFi info|
|Multilingual Materials:||Chinese, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, Spanish|
|Off Hours Book Drop:||Yes|
Prestige Car Service-387 Avenue X, (718 )336-5200