Paerdegat Library

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Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun closed
Paerdegat Library
850 E. 59th St. at Paerdegat Ave. South
Brooklyn, NY 11234
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Library Information

The predecessor to Paerdegat Library opened in 1950 in the abandoned laundry of the Glenwood Project. The popularity of the library-in-a-laundry made it clear that the community needed its own branch, and in the early 1960s, Paerdegat opened at its current location on East 59th Street, where it continues to serve patrons to this day.

Branch Contact Person: Allison Bean
Program & Events:
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Meeting Rooms:

Contact library for reservations and policy.

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.