Homecrest Library - Local History & Photos

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Welcome to Homecrest Branch, August 2000 Exterior View, August 2000 Interior View, August 2000 Teens Study at Library, August 2000 Technology Available to the Public, August 2000 Special Exhibit, August 2000 Staff Picture, August 2000 Homecrest Branch, Feb. 1966
Branch History

The Homecrest Branch recently reopened after a full renovation which included making the library wheelchair accessible, replacing the roof, all new finishes, new shelving and furniture, and installing a new computer system that will allow patrons to access the Internet.

Originally opened in 1963, the library closed for repairs in 1995. During these renovations, access to Homecrest's permanent collection was provided to patrons through Brooklyn Public Library's Bookmobile.

The Homecrest Branch, which is located in Coney Island, services four local schools and several daycare centers and nursery schools. Many of the library's programs are geared toward the neighborhood's older adults and also to the regions large population of immigrants, who are mainly of Eastern European and Asian heritage.

Through its information resources and programming, the Homecrest branch looks forward to serving the changing community.