Gerritsen Beach Library

All Brooklyn Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 for President's Day.

Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun closed
Gerritsen Beach Library
2808 Gerritsen Ave. (Bartlett Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11229
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Library Information

Asante's African Safari

Tuesday, February 16, 1:00 pm

Join Asante for his unique blend of Folk/Storytelling, African/Caribbean Dance, and Drum/Percussion Music.  Feel the excitement as you participate in a magical, adventurous journey through words, music and dance.

Teen Hang Outs

Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00

February 24th through April 27th


Join us for a teens-only hang out in the big meeting room at the library every Wednesday from 3:00-5:00 PM. Play video games or board games with your friends, check out the latest graphic novels, manga, or YA fiction, do awesome crafts or just hang out. Free for teens ages 11-17.

Musical Puppet Show with Stewart Nachmias

Saturday, February 27 at 1:00 pm


Kids love this unique show as Stewzo performs funny songs with his guitar and comedy routines with his cast of wacky ventriloquist puppets and characters. Lots of surprises, magic, and audience participation.

Ages 5 to 12


The original Gerritsen Beach Library opened on January 29, 1932, at 305 Gerritsen Avenue, with 3,000 books waiting for the eager patrons crowding into the room. Over the years, the facility evolved from a partially-staffed station to a full-fledged branch, but a lack of space always limited the service the library was able to provide. In the 1990s, a new, state-of-the-art library opened to serve the public.

In 1997, the library moved to its new 10,000-square-foot facility. A clock tower and two-story picture window overlooking the Shell Bank Channel, reflect the character of this waterfront community. Its two large gardens are tended by the same active community groups that have supported the library for the past 65 years.


Branch Contact Person: Christine Dille
Program & Events:
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Meeting Rooms:

Contact library for reservations and policy.

Wheelchair Accessible:
Fully accessible
Friends Group:

Friends of Gerritsen Beach - Hillary Stackpole, President

If you would like to join this group, please contact the branch staff or email

For more Friends information visit the Friends page.