Macon Library

Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun closed
Macon Library
361 Lewis Ave. at Macon St.
Brooklyn, NY 11233
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Library Information

Two thousand people gathered to open the Macon Branch in 1907, the 11th Carnegie library in Brooklyn. The two-story Classical Revival red brick library retains its original fireplaces, oak paneling, alcoves, and wooden benches. To author John Steptoe (1950-1989), who wrote his first book, Stevie, at 16, said he wrote because of the "... great and disastrous need for books that black children could honestly relate to"-- Macon was home.

Macon also has a circulation collection of information about the neighborhood. "Preserving Footsteps," has books concerning the history, famous locations and current situation of the neighborhood.

What's New:

Macon Library was closed for renovation in 2006. On June 19, 2008, the library reopened its doors to the public. It now features the African American Heritage Center (AAHC). The Center contains material on African American history and culture. It also has material on the Caribbean and Africa as  well as the “Preserving Footsteps” collection.

With the edition of two new self-check units the branch continues to serve the local community providing technology as well as traditional services.

Branch Contact Person: Antonia Bramble, NLS
Program & Events:
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Meeting Rooms:

Contact library for reservations and policy.

Wheelchair Accessible:
Fully accessible
Friends Group:

Currently in the process of forming a group

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

For more Friends information visit the Friends page.