June 4, 2007

Visit Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) this month to participate in Summer Reading! Our Summer Reading program invites kids and teens to connect with peers, read books they love and engage in tons of fun activities.

The following programs are free and open to the public.


Babies & Books

Enjoy books, songs and rhymes with babies, birth to 18 months.

Mondays, 11 AM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485

Tuesdays, 11:30 AM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:30 AM
Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, Youth Wing, 718.230.2100


The Joke's On You!

Join an interactive workshop where you will learn how to create original jokes, cartoons, skits and funny stories.
Tuesday, July 3, 2 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085

Poetry Workshop

Unleash your inner poet in this creative writing workshop.
Tuesday, July 3, 2 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Bookmaking in Brooklyn

Learn how to create and decorate your own journal.
Monday, July 9, 1:30 PM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504

Why Read?

Laine Barton’s raucous experiments reveal that books truly are treasures.
Bushwick Library, 40 Bushwick Avenue, 718.602.1348

Storyteller Nikki Williams
Join storyteller Nikki Williams as she performs humorous folktales, fables and folklore.
Tuesday, July 10, 4 PM
Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas S. Boyland Street, 718.573.5224

Acting Workshop

Learn the fundamentals of acting.
Wednesday, Jul 11, 3:30 PM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409

Treasure Book Hunt

Go on a scavenger hunt in the library and discover great books!
Mondays, 11 AM
Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street, 718.935.0203

Spy School

Solve riddles, eavesdrop on conversations, take fingerprints, introduce yourself in five languages and much more!
Tuesdays, 2 PM (No session July 3)
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Get a Clue!

Follow the clues and solve a mystery.
Wednesdays, 2:30 PM (No session July 4)
Cypress Hills Library, 1197 Sutter Avenue, 718.277.6004

Clue Club

Solve puzzles, riddles and secret codes.
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM (No session July 4)
McKinley Park Library, 6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway, 718.748.8001


Teen Time

Hang out and enjoy books, games and music.

Mondays, 4 PM
Cypress Hills Library, 1197 Sutter Avenue, 718.277.6004

Mondays & Tuesdays, 3:30 PM
Brownsville Library, 61 Glenmore Avenue, 718.498.9721

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 4 PM
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311

Tuesdays, 4 PM
Central Library, Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Fridays, 4 PM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105

Get Fit for Life!

Learn about positive self esteem, goal setting, drug abuse prevention, literacy and physical fitness in this fun-filled program.
Monday, July 9, 3:30PM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763

Acting Workshop

Learn basic acting skills through a variety of games and exercises.
Mondays, 4 PM
East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718.922.0927

Poetry & Lyrics Workshop

Learn poetry and lyric writing techniques.
Tuesdays, 3:30 PM
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311


Create do-it-yourself art, clothing, painting, jewelry and more.
Wednesdays, 4 PM
Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3220

Ridge Girls Writing Workshop for Tweens

Enjoy creative writing with neighborhood friends.
Thursdays, 4 PM
Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718.748.5709

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