Brooklyn Public Library Operating on Reduced Hours During NEW YORK CITY Transit Strike

December 17, 2005

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) announced today that due to the New York City Transit workers strike BPL’s Central Library, Business Library and several neighborhood libraries will operate on reduced hours, from 10 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday and be closed on Saturday and Sunday. Additionally, all scheduled programs will be cancelled for the duration of the strike.

“BPL will continue to serve the community during the Transit Strike,” said Dionne Mack-Harvin, Chief of Staff of BPL. “BPL staff – full-time, part-time and volunteers – will make every effort to report to their BPL agency. BPL’s goal is to keep as many neighborhood libraries open as possible.”

While BPL’s Central Library, Business Library, Adult Learning Centers and several neighborhood libraries will remain open, some neighborhood libraries may be closed due to limited staffing. Library users are encouraged to call their neighborhood library or to visit www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org to receive up to date information on public service hours for specific neighborhood libraries.

Once the New York City Transit strike ends, hours of public service at all BPL libraries will be restored according to the existing 2005 schedule.

For more information, please visit: www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org

Brooklyn Public Library is an independent New York City library system serving the borough of Brooklyn. It is the fifth largest in the United States. Its Central Library, Business Library, and 58 branch libraries offer free information, programs and computer access to people of all ages. You can reach the Library's resources of over 70 reference databases, catalog information and news 24 hours a day at www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org

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Brooklyn Public Library is an independent New York City library system serving the borough of Brooklyn. It is the fifth largest in the United States. Its Central Library, Business Library, and 58 neighborhood libraries offer free information, programs and computer access to people of all ages. You can reach the Library's resources of over 70 reference databases, catalog information and news 24 hours a day at www.bklynpubliclibrary.org