Gerritsen Beach Library

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

Film Festival Wednesdays! Upcoming Movie (5/4/16): "Network" (R)

Wednesdays: 2:30pm-5:30pm

April 13th, 20th, 27th  &  May 4th, 11th, 18th!

  • Watch Contemporary & Classic Movies
  • Pre-movie Commentary
  • Post-movie Open Discussion
  • For Adults & Young Adults (Ages 17 & up; 13 for PG-movies)


Bike the Branches

Flower Sale by Friends Group: Come support the Gerritsen Beach Library Friends Group flower sale! All proceeds are donated to Gerritsen Beach Library.  10:00am-5:00pm

Brooklyn Author Nicole Serra-Gonzalez: Nicole Serra Gonzalez presents her new book Sleepy in the Savanna. 10:30am                     

Silly Jazz and Camille! Come dance along to "silly jazz" with comedian and jazz singer, Camille Harris. Popular songs include: "The Monster Under My Bed," "Muffin Man," and “Chopsticks."  11:00am

“Breaking Away” Movie: A fun movie features friends and competitive bicycle racing. Showings begin at 12:15pm and 2:15pm

Face Painting: Have fun having your face painted at the Gerritsen Beach Library. 1:00pm-3:00pm

Mad Scientist Bubbling Portions: Manipulate matter in all of its three states as we use our frozen gas to create awesome elixirs. Register at Customer Service Desk. Limited to 15 participants. 2:00pm-3:00pm          

Reading is Fundamental (RIF) Receive a free book when you sign up for RIF and free book on your birthday.  Checkout two books every week and receive a free book every third week. 2:00pm-4:00pm

Friends of Gerritsen Beach Library Flower Sale

Tuesday, May 3, from 1:00pm-7:30pm

Wednesday, May 4, from 10:00am-5:30pm

Thursday, May 5, from 10:00am-7:30pm

Friday, May 6, from 10:00am-5:30pm

Saturday, May 7, from 10:00am to 4:30pm

Nothing Says Mother's Day Like Flowers! Come support the Friends of the Gerritsen Beach Library as we gather together for the sale of our reasonably-priced flowers! All proceeds are donated to the Gerritsen Beach Library.


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.