Kings Highway Library Reopens on June 11

May 14, 2009

After a three-year, top to bottom renovation, the second-largest branch of Brooklyn Public Library will re-open this June and serve as the hub for the Southern Brooklyn community.

The Kings Highway Library has had an over $7.5 million transformation, which includes new spaces for all age groups, including a new room for babies and toddlers and an expanded Children’s Room, which together occupy the building’s entire second floor. They’ve also stocked the shelves with 80,000 new books, CDs and DVDs—many in other languages—and upgraded the technology, including 61 new public computers, 5 laptops for the "laptop loaner" program, building-wide WiFi and new self-check machines. Kings Highway Library is also proud to offer free access to Jewish Data, one of the largest Jewish genealogical databases of its kind.

Below are some of the renovations our customers can expect to see:

Reconfiguration of interior space to include new public areas:

- Designated reading room on the lower level
- A new children’s children’s area for the “First Five Years,” with age-specialized furniture, Burgeon group interactive early literacy items, learning tools and board-books for babies and preschoolers, low shelving, and two preschool computers equipped with software dedicated to the youngest readers and their parents/guardians

- Dedicated public space for different age groups
- Renovated multipurpose rooms available for public use

New equipment and technology enhancements, including:

- New computers for adults, children and pre-schoolers, along with dedicated OPAC computers
- Wireless Public Internet Access for users with their own laptops available throughout the library
- New book returns slots and self-check machines on multiple floors

For more information about Kings Highway Library or to schedule a walk-thru on Tuesday, May 19, please contact Malika L. Granville at 718.230.2211

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