Spring Creek Library - Local History & Photos

Welcome to Spring Creek Branch, September 2000 Interior, Reading Area, September 2000 Child Reading, September 2000 Technology Available to the Public, September 2000 Interior, Children, September 2000 Partial Staff Photo, September 2000 Spring Creek Branch, Library Opening, 1977
Branch History

The Spring Creek Branch opened in the summer of 1977 amid the fiscal austerities of the Beame administration. The branch initially offered limited hours and shared its staff with the Canarsie Branch. The single story 7,500 square foot facility was designed as a low-cost energy-efficient building.

The branch now serves a community of mostly African-American and Latino patrons. A significant number of immigrants from Eastern Europe have also settled in the area. Other immigrant groups new to the area include Koreans, West Indians and South Asians. The branch also serves two intermediate schools, seven elementary schools and several special or religious schools. During the afternoon, many children and young adults use the library to complete class assignments. Senior citizens take advantage of the quieter morning hours, and other adults produce a constant demand for continuing education materials.

Four housing developments as well as Starrett City lie within the neighborhood of the branch and new housing facilities are planned for the area. Through its information resources and innovative programming, the Spring Creek Branch looks forward to serving this growing community into the 21st century.

Famous Facts

Starrett City, large housing complex in the community.