Kensington Library

All Brooklyn Public Library locations will be closed Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7, 2015 for Labor Day Weekend.

Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun closed
Kensington Library
4207 18th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11218
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Library Information

The New Kensington Library opened on Thursday, November 15, 2012!

Founded as a deposit station in 1908 by the Mother's Kindergarten Club of PS 134 and the Kensington Improvement League, Kensington quickly outgrew two locations before becoming a full-fledged branch on McDonald Avenue in 1912. When it again needed more space, in 1960, it moved, to a former catering hall known as "the Manor" -- which was leased and renovated, arousing national media interest. The Branch moved again in November of 2012 to its newly built, environmentally friendly facilities located on 18th avenue.

Branch Contact Person: William Lewnes
Program & Events:
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Meeting Rooms:

Yes - Accommodates 70 people. Review our policy and reserve online.

Wheelchair Accessible:
Fully accessible

Complete compliance with the American Disabilities Act.