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.
Stone Avenue Library
|Tue||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Wed||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Thu||1:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
|Fri||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Sat||10:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
581 Mother Gaston Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY 11212
Stone Avenue opened in 1914 as the Brownsville Children's Library, the world's first public library devoted to children. In the Arts and Crafts style, whimsical details include the Rookwood storybook fireplace tiles and rabbit-head finials on carved wooden benches. In his classic memoir, Walker in the City, literary critic Alfred Kazin recalls the library "where I read my way year after year from every story of King Alfred the Great to Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea." The Brownsville Heritage House founded by Mother Rosetta Gaston is located on the second floor of the building.
|Branch Contact Person:||Joycelyn Maynard|
3 to Rockaway Ave. station.
B14 to Dumont Ave.
Eastern Pkwy., South on Rockaway Ave., left on Dumont Ave.
Program & Events:
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General public area - 16 desktop computers, 10 laptops
For more information about laptops for use in the library, visit our laptop loan page.
|Internet & WiFi:||Yes - WiFi info|
2 Floors and a Mezzanine
|Multilingual Materials:||Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish|
One meeting room on the second floor, seats 60