Stone Avenue Library

Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun closed
Stone Avenue Library
581 Mother Gaston Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY 11212
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Library Information

Stone Avenue opened in 1914 as the Brownsville Children's Library, the world's first public library devoted to children. In the Arts and Crafts style, whimsical details include the Rookwood storybook fireplace tiles and rabbit-head finials on carved wooden benches. In his classic memoir, Walker in the City, literary critic Alfred Kazin recalls the library "where I read my way year after year from every story of King Alfred the Great to Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea." The Brownsville Heritage House founded by Mother Rosetta Gaston is located on the second floor of the building.

Branch Contact Person: Joycelyn Maynard
Program & Events:
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Meeting Rooms:

One meeting room on the second floor, seats 60

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.