|Mon||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Tue||10:00 AM - 8:00 PM|
|Wed||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Thu||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Fri||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Sat||10:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
361 Lewis Ave. at Macon St.
Brooklyn, NY 11233
Two thousand people gathered to open the Macon Branch in 1907, the 11th Carnegie library in Brooklyn. The two-story Classical Revival red brick library retains its original fireplaces, oak paneling, alcoves, and wooden benches. To author John Steptoe (1950-1989), who wrote his first book, Stevie, at 16, said he wrote because of the "... great and disastrous need for books that black children could honestly relate to"-- Macon was home.
Macon also has a circulation collection of information about the neighborhood. "Preserving Footsteps," has books concerning the history, famous locations and current situation of the neighborhood.
Macon Library was closed for renovation in 2006. On June 19, 2008, the library reopened its doors to the public. It now features the African American Heritage Center (AAHC). The Center contains material on African American history and culture. It also has material on the Caribbean and Africa as well as the “Preserving Footsteps” collection.
|Branch Contact Person:||Antonia Bramble, NLS|
A train to Utica Avenue
B15 to Lewis Avenue & Macon Street
Eastern Parkway to Troy Ave. Left on Troy to Lewis Ave. Branch is at the corner of Lewis & Macon.Get directions from Google or HopStop.
Program & Events:
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Children's room - 8 computers
For more information about laptops for use in the library, visit our laptop loan page.
|Internet & WiFi:||Yes - WiFi info|
Friends of Brooklyn Public Library, Macon Library
Brown & Brown car Service-Halsey Street (718) 574-4900