Follow along as we share updates, stories from Central Library’s past and behind-the-scenes photos of the renovation process. 

Plaza Renovation Complete - Join us for Plaza Swing Series this Summer

Posted in Central Library Renovation by Brooklyn Public Library Administration on Jul 10, 2018

The repairs to the Central Library plaza are now complete and our cafe tables are back on the plaza for your enjoyment. Starting this Wednesday, July 11th, the Plaza Swing Series returns for a six-week series, culminating on August 8th. Dance lessons start at 6:30 while the bands will go on at 7pm. See our calendar of events for details of the live music featured each week.  

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Plaza Renovation - June 2018

Posted in Central Library Renovation by Central Library Administration on Jun 11, 2018

Thank you for your patience over the past month while we continued to worked on the Central Library plaza. Starting today, June 11, 2018, the center staircase will be closed for one day and will reopen on Tuesday June 12th. The construction fencing has been removed from the Eastern Parkway stairs and patrons are free to use those as well as both ADA ramps to enter the building. Portions of the Flatbush side stair will be inaccessible over the next few weeks as we shift our work to that side of the building, wrapping up all the work by June 30th. A little construction fencing...

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Events on the Plaza - through the years

Posted in Central Library Renovation by Central Library Administration on May 10, 2018

The plaza at the Central Library in Grand Army Plaza has been an important community gathering and programming space for the library since opening in 1941. It has been used as a backdrop during major borough and library annoucements, to host our Summer Reading kick-off, a gathering point for Bike the Branches, and a playground for dogs for last year's Pups on the Plaza event. In the summer, you can enjoy swing dancing, live music and much more. We look forward to providing more entertaining and educational programming once our plaza renovation is complete at the end of June. In the...

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Plaza renovation - April 2018

Posted in Central Library Renovation by Central Library Admin on Apr 10, 2018

Over the next few years, Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Library will undergo a major renovation to make needed improvements and transform our public spaces to better serve the residents of Brooklyn. The first piece of that renovation begins this month with work on the Central Library Plaza. Beginning the week of April 16th construction fencing will be installed along the Eastern Parkway side of the plaza so that crews can replace cracked or broken flagstone and update the plaza’s electrical and broadband wiring. Outside the fencing there will be more localized work on replacing and...

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