Spring Creek Library - Local History & Photos
The Spring Creek Branch opened in the summer of 1977 amid the fiscal austerities of the Beame administration. The branch initially offered limited hours and shared its staff with the Canarsie Branch. The single story 7,500 square foot facility was designed as a low-cost energy-efficient building.
The branch now serves a community of mostly African-American and Latino patrons. A significant number of immigrants from Eastern Europe have also settled in the area. Other immigrant groups new to the area include Koreans, West Indians and South Asians. The branch also serves two intermediate schools, seven elementary schools and several special or religious schools. During the afternoon, many children and young adults use the library to complete class assignments. Senior citizens take advantage of the quieter morning hours, and other adults produce a constant demand for continuing education materials.
Four housing developments as well as Starrett City lie within the neighborhood of the branch and new housing facilities are planned for the area. Through its information resources and innovative programming, the Spring Creek Branch looks forward to serving this growing community into the 21st century.
Starrett City, large housing complex in the community.