Adams Street Library is BPL’s 60th and first new branch built since 1983. The library serves all New Yorkers and visitors but especially the Vinegar Hill, DUMBO and Farragut communities. The new library is located on the ground floor of a former factory building at 9 Adams St, fronting Brooklyn Bridge Park with stunning views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges and downtown Manhattan.
Adams Street Library offers 6,565 square feet of space, with library materials, meeting rooms, facilities and programming areas for children, teens and adults. The library's design and its programming were shaped by comprehensive community feedback gathered over several months.
StoryWalk® at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Did you know you can read and learn by walking through the park? Visit our StoryWalk, which starts at the Main Street Playground in Brooklyn Bridge Park, to read and explore with your child.
Adams Street Library Events
Emily Warren Roebling Speaker Series: Lisa Gold, Executive Director, Asian American Art Alliance4:00 pm, Adams Street, Multipurpose Room
The Big Question: Did Cavepeople Really Live In Caves? (Ages 5-8)10:00 am, Commodore Barry Park
Emily Warren Roebling Speaker Series: Chiwoniso Kaitano, Executive Director, Girl Be Heard4:00 pm, Adams Street, Multipurpose Room
- National Poetry Month (for adults)
- National Poetry Month (for kids)
- Earth Day 2022
- Pre-K Books on Water
- Brooklyn Waterfront
Planet SOS : 22 modern monsters threatening our environment (and what you can do to defeat them!)Marie G Rohde
How to change everything : the young human's guide to protecting the planet and each otherNaomi Klein
The lost tribe of Coney Island : headhunters, Luna Park, and the man who pulled off the spectacle of the centuryClaire (Journalist) Prentice
Good old Coney Island : a sentimental journey into the past : the most rambunctious, scandalous, rapscallion, splendiferous, pugnacious, spectacular, illustrious, prodigious, frolicsome island on earthEdo McCullough
The accidental playground : Brooklyn waterfront narratives of the undesigned and unplannedDaniel Campo
On the waterfront : the Pulitzer Prize-winning articles that inspired the classic movie and transformed the New York HarborMalcolm M (Malcolm Malone) Johnson