Brooklyn Public Library is 125 years old this year! Help us celebrate with a birthday wish—post your message here and tell the world what you love about your Library.


happy birthday brooklyn Public Library, you bring me joy!!
4 months ago  
Happy 125th Birthday, BPL! I remember signing the back of my first library card about 35yrs ago. I was eager & excited to turn a page of knowledge & smell the paper that lay between my fingers. Thx
6 months ago  
Happy bday Brooklyn Public Library! You will always have a very special place in my heart ♥️
6 months ago  
Happy birthday to Brooklyn Public library! :-)
7 months ago  
Happy Birthday Brooklyn Library.!!! Center of vast knowledge and wisdom.
7 months ago  
Happy 125th birthday, I love you
7 months ago  
Happy 125th birthday, BPL! Thank you for all of the knowledge, wisdom, books and services that you have spread out across our city. I have so many memories here and I can't wait to make more.
8 months ago  
Happy 125th Birthday Brooklyn Public Library. Thank you for serving me and my community during my lifetime and beyond.
9 months ago  
Happy B'day ! Thanks for all the wonderful Zoom art classes. Hoping will have more in the future.
10 months ago  
Happy birthday BPL. I remember receiving my first library card at the Marcy Library in the third grade, and have since become a lifelong learner. Thank you for the infinite access and possibilities.
10 months ago  
Congratulations BPL! Thank you for being there for me and my family! I'll be 50 this yr and still remember using the microfiche machine! It's an honor now to be employed by BPL for 16 yrs! God Bless!
10 months ago  
Thank You BPL! For making this world more EQUITABLE for me and my children, growing up in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn! The information shared by this great institution, has change my life!
10 months ago  
HAPPY BDAY! For our community of young families, your constant flow of programming & cozy kid-friendly spaces are invaluable. And a gift to come: can’t wait for the BK Heights branch to open!!
10 months ago  
The Borough Park branch is where my love of libraries and reading began. All the best to the staff who make the Library a place of discovery and learning. Here's to another 125 years! 🎂
10 months ago  
Happy B-Day BPL! I was allowed to observe the work @ youth wing of the Central Branch. Thanks to Catherine and the super young adult librarians who make magic for neighborhood families week to week.
10 months ago  
Happy Birthday BPL. Wishing you many more years of helping us, regular folks, stay sane in this crazy 🌎 Going to the library is a family event for us. Sending our love to Highlawn's staff ❤️
10 months ago  
Happy Birthday BPL Wow -125 years old! Big up love to librarians With hearts of gold! Always keeping up with the times Using magnificent tools To nourish curious minds.❤️
10 months ago  
Words cannot express the help and Joy you have given me more than thirty years Job peace. Please continue for me and future generations. God bless
10 months ago  
Happy 125th birthday! Thank BPL for Creative Aging Programs. Online art courses in drawing and painting help foster interest, encourage communication, And open windows to a new world.
10 months ago  
Happy Bday! Thanks for all the Zoom classes, keep this program going it's a great way to keep my wife busy and stop bothering me! Ha, Ha!
10 months ago  
Happy Birthday! Thanks for all the Zoom classes. I've been taking art and exercise classes. Doing it over Zoom makes it so convenient to attend them all. Keep doing classes like this and I'll be there
10 months ago  
Happy Happy Birthday Thanks for all the great services throughout the years especially now I get books through Libby
10 months ago  
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY. YOU HAVE THE BEST CLASSES & THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME PARTICPATE IN EXPANDING MY CREATIVITY AND KNOWLEDGE & MOST OF ALL FOR KEEPING ME HAPPY IN THESE TIMES
10 months ago  
Happy Birthday BPL! BPL is at the center of our daily lives. Thanks for being open to all. Your neighbor in Prospect Heights
10 months ago  
Happy Birthday BPL, and many more to come! Also, love your online art classes! They have helped me find my true passion! Please keep the online programs going!
10 months ago  
Happy Birthday....your Zoom classes are wonderful....keep them coming!
10 months ago  
Happy birthday BPL! Thanks for giving me a great place to work. Wishing you another 125 more years. 💕
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday!
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday! Thanks for taking me to far-off places and letting me time travel through your books!
11 months ago  
I love you, BPL, you were the light of my childhood!
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday!
11 months ago  
Thank you for all the great childhood memories and all you do to engage and provide a safe and welcoming space for all learners in our communities.
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday! And thank you for being there for me always! I remember growing up and learning to read at the Midwood branch.
11 months ago  
Happy 125th Birthday. It was tough and rough but you did it thanks to all the wonderful staff and contributors along with supports. Brooklyn Strong!!! Keep on keeping on.
11 months ago  
Shouting THANK YOU BPL! Wow, 125 years. That is awesome! Thank you for serving my family and I. Thank you for all that you do to help make our lives in this great city better each day. Cheers 🥂
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday, BPL! Thank you for nourishing me since childhood...and thank you especially for being there the last two years.
11 months ago  
Happy birthday BPL! Thank you for your welcoming spaces and all you do for our community.
11 months ago  
¡Feliz cumpleaños, querida biblioteca! Gracias por hacerme sentir como en casa desde el primer día que pisé Brooklyn.
11 months ago  
Thank you for offering out of state memberships!
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday thank you for everything
11 months ago  
Happy 125th Birthday. Thank you for the multiple resources of providing quality information.
11 months ago  
Happy 125th birthday BPL. Thanks a lot for having helped empower people in minority and vulnerable communities. Keep up!
11 months ago  
Happy 125th Birthday BPL. May you be able to celebrate many more birthdays so the future generations can enjoy you. Thank you for the wonderful movies, books and so much more.
11 months ago  
Happy 125th Birthday. My children and grandchildren have visited BPL Library throughout the years. Thank you
11 months ago  
Happy birthday to my fave place in Brooklyn: the library! With special love and thanks to Sunset Park Branch :)
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday BPL! You are such an important and dearly treasured multifaceted community resource. I <3 Brooklyn Public Library!
11 months ago  
All the best wishes all support people. Thank you for a great service.
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday BPL! Keep up the good work sharing the love of reading and education.
11 months ago  
Happy Brithday to BPL, especially for Coney Island and New Utrecht, I like their comupter services and multilanguages section included books, dvds, and magazines. Plus, the ESL class is very helpful.
11 months ago  
Happy 125th Birthday!!
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday BPL thank you for always being there for myself and my children !
11 months ago  
Good afternoon. Thanks for sticking around all this time. May God bless and keep you always
11 months ago  
Happy birthday Thanks for keeping our community moving forward
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday to the BPL! I have lived in Brooklyn most of my adult life and as someone who writes plays and musicals for children, I always venture down to the library to look for inspiration!
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday 🎂...Its been exciting to go to the library here in brooklyn .Thank You for your service given two my two kids for 27 years We enjoy books activities and shows. Thank you
11 months ago  
happy birthday
11 months ago  
Happy birthday 🎉🎉🎉 BPL
11 months ago  
Happy 125th birthday! So many great memories. 😍
11 months ago  
Happy 125th Birthday BPL!!! Keep Going... Brooklyn STILL Reads Real Books!!! Xoxo, MEDITATION MADNESS Author
11 months ago  
Did someone really come to my home to retrieve overdue books?! The light on the ironwork balconies, and the perfume of my 1st library card; Francie Nolan and the daily flowers on the librarian's desk
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday and thanks to the crew, especially to our English conversation group teachers who were dedicated during the pandemic (Liza and every one!). Best. Michael
11 months ago  
Happy Happy! 125th Anniversary in promoting supporting community literacy in my area New Lots Ave - where at one time there was none. Shout out to the Brooklyn Cadman & Grand Army Plaza Libraries
11 months ago  
Happy 125th Anniversary BPL I have read over 100 book, because of institutions like this, I am proud that I get to enjoy my passion Best wishes, for many more years, and books. Cheers!
11 months ago  
Wishing a Happy Birthday and another 125 years to come
11 months ago  
Do not regret growing older cause you will live forever… Happy birthday to my dearest BPL!!!
11 months ago  
I re-registered February 2022, after 18 years. I look forward to many more years of usage." Happy Birthday-Brooklyn Public Library".
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday! I am younger than you! I am sending you wishes the day before my birthday at the Gerritsen Beach BPL! You have done New Yorkers a great service for 125 years.
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday BPL!! What would life be without books, knowledge, information, ideas. From childhood the library has always been a place for me to go and immerse myself in #imagination
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday BPL! I wish BPL is getting stronger and better with even more art and dance programs. 🎈🎊☺️
11 months ago  
Happy birthday, I enjoy reading it's always an adventure
11 months ago  
Joyce Coco. I've loved reading all my life and as I approach 80 I still and always will have more books on my want to read lists than on my read list. I so enjoyed visiting the library as a child
11 months ago  
THANK YOU!!! &, many more: YEARS BRANCHES BOOKS & EVENTS!!!
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday BPL🥳🎉🍾
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday Brooklyn Public Library and thank you to all the staff who make our library special!
11 months ago  
Thanks for being the bedrock of neighborhood education.
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday to a fantastic library system. The programs provided are invaluable to the communities they serve.
11 months ago  
Happy birthday! Great job! Thanks 😊
11 months ago  
Happy birthday to BPL & new utrecht library whose staff is incredible, informative, kind, n professional, especially during covid. we LOVE BPL! many more years of success!
11 months ago  
THANK YOU BPL FOR ME GROWING UP TO READ THE BOOKS WERE MY #1 FRIEND AND STILL IS...
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday and many more! Thank you so much for all you do, you have made my days better with your programs. 🎂🎊💞
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday BPl! If it wasn’t for you, I would have never developed and nourished my love for reading. Mapleton branch forever !!!
11 months ago  
What's better than a happy, cozy, place with endless books that welcomes you with open arms?! You have brought us so much joy with your educational and fun programs. Happy Birthday BPL!
11 months ago  
I spent a good portion of my childhood in the late 50s and early 60s at the Eastern Parkway branch and the main branch. Happy Birthday!
11 months ago  
Happy 125th birthday BPL, and many more. You have been there for me, my children and grandchildren. We used you for academics arts and entertainment. Shout out to Mill Basin.
11 months ago  
Our Sunset Park library is a wonderful resource for the neighborhood and well used by its residents! Looking forward to our new building, though our temporary space is beautiful. Thank you!
11 months ago  
Happy birthday BPL! Thanks for providing free access to knowledge! May you have a wonderful year.
11 months ago  
Since the existence of ancient libraries, thank you for continuing the image of democracy for residents and visitors alike. Reflected in works such as Beauty & The Beast, we appreciate what you do.
11 months ago  
My first day back at my neighborhood's BPL after the long shutdown was one of the highlights of my year! Happy birthday! You enhance and deepen my quality of life.
11 months ago  
Happy 125the birthday to you and I hope and wish we could find Urdu books in library as well in next year as its totally missing.love.
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday BPL! I remember the feeling of joy and awe I got when I stepped through your doors over 40 years ago, as an immigrant. Still going strong.
11 months ago  
My first job was at the Borough Park Branch in the 1960's. I recall Martha Danford and Roberta Levine, the head librarians. So many names and faces come to mind on this your 125th! Congratulations!
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday BPL! Thank you for access to the best books and for the hard back support through the pandemic!
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday, Brooklyn Public Library! As a single mom with 2 young daughters we enjoyed the RIF program which gave my girls a free book to keep every 3 weeks as well as unlimited books to borrow.
11 months ago  
" ' Long lives and prosperity: Hip Hip Hooray!!!!!!!'"
11 months ago  
Happy 125th Birthday, BPL!🤗 Thanks for the numerous great things you offer to improve the human mind and life.
11 months ago  
Congrats. Hope 2 be around 4 the next 125 !
11 months ago  
As a lifetime new yorker I wanted to send my birthday wish, you don’t have to review it nor publish .
11 months ago  
Happy birthday! I wish library could Establish methods to communicate enabling a society able to exist without immune function breaking entities
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday, BPL! Three generations enjoying the Ryder Branch! Love, Felice
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday BPL, love reading, love my Bay Ridge Branch, Yvonne is wonderful🥰 Maggie
11 months ago  
Thanks a million :)
11 months ago  
Congratulations to one of the most important places of humanity, the place where voice is moving to knowledge and the thousands of stories that we can find ourselves that enrich humnannn's wisdomia
11 months ago  
I could not have gotten my Doctorate Degree without the services @BPL.I I also enjoyed so many of extra services for adults like DVD,dancing classes ,computer classes,etc Happy Birthday!
11 months ago  
Happy birthday BPL, thank you for your service, accompanying generations of children to grow up.
11 months ago  
Happy BDay BPL. Shoutout to my Kings Bay Branch🥳
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday, BPL! I <3 you. Thank you for dozens on dozens of books I've borrowed, countless afternoons browsing the stacks, and all of the programming you provide. You're amazing!!!
11 months ago  
Happy birthday 🎁 thank you for being here 🎈
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday BPL!!!! Thank you for having the resources I need to succeed in school. YOU ARE THE BEST!!!
11 months ago  
Happy Birthay BPL!!!! Thank you so much for having lots of different books for me to read, increase my vocabulary, and help me with my homework. You ROCK!!!
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday BPL!!!!!!!! Best library experience of all time.
11 months ago  
Happy 125th Birthday BPL!!!! Shoutout to the staff members from the Crown Heights Branch. THANK YOU ALL for your kindness, time, patience, and support.
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday BPL, you’re an inspiration & place of refuge. The world needs libraries like you.
11 months ago  
Yo quiero saludar con un saludo cordial en los 125 años que cumple nuestra Librería, Happy Berhday.Feliz Cumpleaños
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday BPL!!! “You’re simply the best.”
11 months ago  
I am so grateful for the library. Hurray for all the librarians and other staff. You've kept me sane during this very difficult period.
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday to the Kings and Queens that have kept BPL open and strong through everything thrown at it over the last 125 years! Now THAT’S resilience! Here’s hoping the future is kinder!
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday! Thank you for providing a safe space (both physical and virtual) for my children to explore their love of reading!
11 months ago  
Happy birthday BPL!🎈🎊🎈 🙏🏼THANK YOU!
11 months ago  
Thanks library for all your services in art, healthy living, and dance. It does makes a big impact on our lives. Your programs are excellent and free. It’s a big help for low income families,
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday to the best place in Brooklyn! Marsha Steinhardt
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday BPL. Member since the 1970's. We now include five generations. Mom is 105 and my great- grands are 6 & 11 years old. Special Thanks for the Art & Dance classes and Author Talks.
11 months ago  
I'm always proud to say I was born in Brooklyn at then Beth-El Hospital. If I were there now, I would be spending hours at the Brooklyn Public Library.
11 months ago  
Happy birthday dear library. May you continue to guide so many of us with all those brilliant books of wisdom for years and years to come!!!!
11 months ago  
Happy 125 years to the library that introduced me to independence & adventure the memories I have there I'll always cherish especially the old coffee shop happy 125 years 📖🎈🎉
11 months ago  
Happy,Happy Birthday BPL you are my second home. Thanks for always being there for me and my family.Yay🎈🎈🎉
11 months ago  
Happy 125th Birthday, Brooklyn Public Library!! In the Library, we can follow the winding path of our interests and grow into the best version of ourselves.
11 months ago  
Happy birthday
11 months ago  
Happy 125th Birthday BPL!!!!🎈🎈🎈 Thanks for giving our Brooklyn Community something SPECIAL!🎈🎈🎈
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday BPL hope the library exist for many more years .BPL is where I feel a sense of peace and tranquillity as soon as I step through the doors.Love GAP library.
11 months ago  
When I was young I spent many hours in Bklyn. libraries. Happy birthday.
11 months ago  
I usually have a great feeling of empowerment & belonging when ever I enter the Bklyn library. They have so much to offer everyone. Children young adults, and adults. Am greatfull to be a part. Thanks
11 months ago  
My life would not be the same if I didn't have my many Brooklyn library to go to hopefully it will last a 125 more years happy birthday Brooklyn library
11 months ago  
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BPL, FROM SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI!!!
11 months ago  
Thank you so much BPL and BPL staff for existing, having great programs, and making homeschooling and long life learning possible for our family. Happy 125th birthday!
11 months ago  
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11 months ago  
Happp Birthday.!🥳🥳🥳 Thank you to the staff who is always willing and ready to help.
11 months ago  
I am especially grateful to Diane Baranca, for expanding my experiences, especially during covid on Zoom and the other programs offered, where I have made a few very good friends.
11 months ago  
Happiest of Birthdays BPL! You were a sanctuary for me when I was growing up and now my kids share in that love of books and libraries. May the world always honor and preserve your value!
11 months ago  
Happy birthday to BPL!!! Congratulations!! Feliz Cumpleaños!!!
11 months ago  
Thank God for the Brooklyn Public Library. It is a marvelous gift to the people of Brooklyn. Happy Birthday to the library systems. My wish is that the library will always be there.
11 months ago  
I hope that you had a very Happy Birthday, BPL!!!! I loved coming to visit you and your branches when I was younger!!!! Thank you for always being there for me, and our whole Brooklyn community. : D
11 months ago  
I can't believe you were only 50 when I was born. You seem so mature. There were times you make my life better & interesting. It was comforting knowing you were there, even when I didn't need you.
11 months ago  
A city without books is like a garden without flowers. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to pick flowers from New York's most beautiful gardens.
11 months ago  
Congrats
11 months ago  
37 years ago as a new immigrant, my first trip was to the Brooklyn Library where I fell in love with its grandeur, collections and public programs! My love has not waned over the year! HAPPY BIRTHDAY
11 months ago  
Happy birthday 🎉🎊🍾🥂
11 months ago  
Happy birthday BPL, I love your libraries, you guys help me be me, I love reading and I’m thankful I have ways to do that and no spend thousands of dollars, I love you guys, happy birthday!!!
11 months ago  
Happy Birthday, BPL!!! Thank you for all you do!
11 months ago  
Happiest Birthday BPL. My family loves being a part of you as a reader.
11 months ago  
CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES FOR375 MORE
11 months ago  

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