Brooklyn Public Library Announces Reopening of Clinton Hill Library

April 14, 2014

Brooklyn Public Library Announces Reopening of Clinton Hill Library 

Branch Improvements Include Self-Checkout, Energy-Efficient Lighting, New Interior Layout and Updated Children’s Room


Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) today announced the reopening of the Clinton Hill Library after a closure of five months for renovations. 

Improvements at the Clinton Hill Library include a self-checkout and self-check-in installation; a new air conditioning and heating system; LED lighting and ceiling panels; a new paint job; a drawable wall in the children's room; an updated information desk; a reconfigured, brighter interior space; new window treatments; and updated furniture.

“Thanks to many improvements, Clinton Hill Library is now better than ever before. From the drawable wall for children to self-check technology, patrons will find many new reasons to love their renovated branch. We are happy to welcome Clinton Hill residents back to their neighborhood library,” said Linda E. Johnson, President & CEO of Brooklyn Public Library.

“I am very happy that the Clinton Hill Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library is returning to service! Our public libraries are so very important to our communities, providing a window to our past and our future, and a pathway to employment, citizenship and personal development. I am sure the Clinton Hill community shares my gratitude to the Brooklyn Public Library and looks forward to continued principled stewardship of this vital community resource!” said Senator Velmanette Montgomery

“I am excited about the re-opening of the Clinton Hill Brooklyn Public Library Branch and commend the staff and librarians on their excellent work during the branch’s transitions. This location services a diverse community and is an invaluable resource to residents and the countless students who attend school in the surrounding area,” said Assemblyman Walter Mosley. “The new Clinton Hill Brooklyn Public Library Branch will feature Self-Check Out machines, and among other things a new heating and cooling system for greater comfort in the summer and winter months. I look forward to working with the Friends of Clinton Hill Library and all local book lovers to support the Clinton Hill Branch and to keep the location an essential and thriving part of our central Brooklyn community.”

“The Brooklyn Public Library plays a vital role in the education of our community, providing free resources and classes to empower residents of all ages. The reopening of the Clinton Hill Branch is wonderful news for the residents of my district who will greatly benefit from the new and improved learning space,” said Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo of the 35th District.

The Clinton Hill Library, opened in 1974, is located at 380 Washington Avenue at Lafayette Avenue.

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