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.
Homecrest Library - Local History & Photos
The Homecrest Branch recently reopened after a full renovation which included making the library wheelchair accessible, replacing the roof, all new finishes, new shelving and furniture, and installing a new computer system that will allow patrons to access the Internet.
Originally opened in 1963, the library closed for repairs in 1995. During these renovations, access to Homecrest's permanent collection was provided to patrons through Brooklyn Public Library's Bookmobile.
The Homecrest Branch, which is located in Coney Island, services four local schools and several daycare centers and nursery schools. Many of the library's programs are geared toward the neighborhood's older adults and also to the regions large population of immigrants, who are mainly of Eastern European and Asian heritage.
Through its information resources and programming, the Homecrest branch looks forward to serving the changing community.