Gravesend Library

Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat closed
Sun closed
Gravesend Library
303 Ave. X at West. 2nd St.
Brooklyn, NY 11223
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Library Information

Gravesend was one of the original six towns of Brooklyn.It was established in 1645 by Lady Deborah Moody and followers as a haven from religious persecution and was named after the English seaport of Gravesend,Kent.With support from community groups and P.S. 216, this library opened in a brick building on Avenue X in 1962.
In 2001 it underwent 1.5 million renovations that included a new lighting, furniture, shelving, art objects and 11 new public access computers. The branch continues to serve the local community providing innovative technology and as well as traditional services.

What's New:

The Gravesend Library offers very popular Toddler Time for kids on Wednesday's. Engage in interactive play and enjoy stories with toddlers, 18- 36 months.  The library also has monthly Book Discussion Club for Adults and Talking Circle program for Senior Citizens. Through its information resources and intensive programming, the Gravesend Branch looks forward to better serving the changing community: immigrants from Russia, China, Latin America Middle Eastern countries. We have large collections of Russian and Chinese books and DVD's, and medium collection of Italian, Hebrew, and Spanish.

Program & Events:
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Meeting Rooms:

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Wheelchair Accessible:
Fully accessible
Friends Group:


If you would like to start a Friends Group here, please contact the branch staff or email

For more Friends information visit the Friends page.