Bedford Library Temporary Closing for Roof Replacement

July 12, 2010

Press Contact:
Malika L. Granville, Marketing & Communications Associate
Brooklyn Public Library
Phone: 718.230.2211


Bedford Library Temporary Closing for Roof Replacement

(Brooklyn, NY)July 9, 2010 – Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) will be closing its Bedford Library, located at 496 Franklin Avenue, for approximately three months for roof replacement. The library will close at the end of the day, Friday, July 16 and it will reopen on Tuesday, October 12, 1PM.

While this work is being completed, Bookmobile service will be provided in front of Bedford Library on Thursdays, beginning July 22, from 11AM-4PM. Weekly service will continue until we reopen.

During this time, we encourage patrons to visit our website at to renew materials, place holds, search our catalog and explore our databases. You may also return materials to any BPL location, or renew books by phone at 718.230.6700, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Or you can visit the following nearby branches:
•Brower Park Library, 725 St. Marks Avenue, 718.773.7208
•Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
•Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713
•Macon Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, 718.573.5606
Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is an independent library system for the 2.5 million residents of Brooklyn. It is the fifth largest library system in the United States with 60 neighborhood libraries. BPL offers free programs and services for all ages and stages of life, including a huge selection of books in more than 30 languages, author talks, job search help, literacy programs, public computers and the largest WiFi network in the borough. BPL’s eResources, such as eBooks and eVideos, as well as catalog information, are available to customers 24 hours a day at our website:

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