Clinton Hill Library

Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun closed
Clinton Hill Library
380 Washington Ave. at Lafayette Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238
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Library Information

Clinton Hill Library was built in 1973 to meet the needs of a vibrant and diverse community. The single-story building is set in a leafy landmarked neighborhood of brownstones, schools and day care facilities. 


  • This information applies ONLY to the 10:15 storytimes on Tuesdays and Fridays; 11:15 tickets will still be distributed in person, first come first served. TICKETS ARE FREE!
  • 24 hours before the event, online registration will be opened to the first 20 registrants to sign up
  • Go to the Events Calendar in the left menu of our website ( and search for the listing of the storytime you want to attend
  • You will sign in using an email address and name, which will be visible to the librarians only
  • An email confirmation of your registration will be sent to you upon successful signup
  • Each caregiver/child unit requires one signup – please only sign up for one slot, regardless of the number of adults and children in your family group
  • This can be done remotely, from a mobile device, or on a library computer
  • When you arrive at the library on the day of the storytime you signed up for, give the librarian your name and we will check it against our list of registrants
  • PLEASE BE ON TIME, as we will give away your seat to someone waiting in the building if you arrive after 10:15
  • Please only sign up for storytime attendance once a week, to give others the chance to attend as well
  • Thank you for your patience and support as we try to serve the greatest number of patrons possible in our small space. We greatly appreciate that so many of you like to share storytime with your children at Clinton Hill!

The Society for Clinton Hill, which met regularly at the library, gave impetus to the formation of the Friends of Clinton Hill Library.

The next open Friends of Clinton Hill meeting will be on Wednesday, March 29th at 6:30 pm. We will be meeting to discuss the upcoming participatory budget voting in April, Bike the Branches in May, and a community Book Swap in June. New members are welcome!

What do Friends of the Library do?

  • Help plan events for people of all ages.
  • Volunteer to hold or assist with programs for all ages.
  • Help out at branch fund raisers to raise money to pay for programs for all ages. Clinton Hill Friends-funded programs have included musical programs for toddlers, the annual cat photo contest, and crafts for school-age children.
  • Advocate with elected officials to raise awareness of library needs.

What time commitment is needed?

  • If possible, attend the six meetings held from October through June.
  • Volunteer for a shift at a a Friend's sponsored event.
  • Even if you cannot come to a meeting or volunteer a few hours at an event, you can spread the word through social media or by mouth of upcoming library programs.

If you are interested in joining the Friends of Clinton Hill, you can do so in one of these ways:





Branch Contact Person: Tracey Mantrone, NLS
Program & Events:
View all events at Clinton Hill Library
Meeting Rooms:

Contact library for reservations and policy.

Wheelchair Accessible:
Fully accessible
Friends Group:

If you would like to join this group, please contact NLS Tracey Mantrone at the branch or email

Current co-presidents - Friends of Clinton Hill Library - Carol and Carl Candela.

For more Friends information visit the Friends page.

Make a difference at your library! BPL Friends help develop programs, advocate for the library, and raise funds. Adults and teens are all welcome!