BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY REOPENS THREE BRANCHES

November 6, 2006

Pacific Library – Tuesday, November 7
Park Slope Library – Monday, November 13
Highlawn Library – Tuesday, November 14

Pacific, Park Slope and Highlawn libraries will reopen to the public after undergoing necessary improvements.

Pacific Library, located at 25 Fourth Avenue, was the first Carnegie library built in Brooklyn over 100 years ago. Closed for structural improvements under the recommendation of The New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC), the improved Pacific Library welcomes library users of all ages to return and take advantage of its free resources and programs on Tuesday, November 7.

Park Slope Library, located on the corner of 6th Avenue and 9th Street, was closed for approximately one month during the mandatory upgrade of its Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning system (HVAC), and will reopen on Monday, November 13.

Highlawn Library, located at 1664 West 13th Street in Bensonhurst, will reopen on Tuesday, November 14 after undergoing a major renovation. Highlawn Library's many improvements include refurbished public spaces that will feature public computers with free Internet access and hundreds of new books, CDs and DVDs. More information on Highlawn's ribbon cutting ceremony, scheduled for Tuesday, November 14, at 12 PM is forthcoming.

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