Outreach Services

Services for immigrant, older adult, and justice system involved communities

Outreach Services at Brooklyn Public Library aims to ensure that library programs and spaces are truly inclusive for all Brooklynites, especially for those who are increasingly marginalized. Populations we serve include, but are not limited to immigrants, older adults, and people transitioning in and out of correctional and shelter systems.

Click on the links below to read more about our work in specific areas:


BPL offers jail based library services for individuals in NYC Department of Corrections facilities and relevant programs for and services for people when they come home.
Multilingual programs include workshops about city services, citizenship preparation, free English classes, seminars for immigrant professionals and entrepreneurs, computer tutorials and more!
We offer many services tailored for the 50+ audience. Our programs reflect the wide interests of today's older adults including art classes, Books By Mail service, music performances and more!
Video visiting services for incarcerated New Yorkers and their families, available through 12 BPL branches.

This project is sponsored by Brooklyn Public Library’s Department of Outreach Services, which has been established with the generous support of The Charles H. Revson Foundation