Bedford Library

Bedford Library is closed for a major heating and cooling upgrade; it is expected to reopen Summer 2024. In the meantime, Bedford Library's staff host a weekly pop-up library as well as storytimes and other programs. See all of Bedford Library programs or visit our location map for a list of nearby locations to visit and place holds. 


Hours

Closed

Address & Contact

496 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238 Get Directions

Fully accessible

CS

B25B26B48B49

718.623.0012

Managing Librarian
Adeeba Rana

Amenities


Bedford Library has served patrons from its beautiful building on Franklin Avenue since 1905. Today, patrons visit Bedford Library for many reasons, including its adult learning center on the second floor, at which adults develop literacy skills to meet their personal, educational and employment goals. Popular programs include fitness, gaming and early literacy offerings.

Friends of Bedford Library

Friends of Bedford Library is a group of organized volunteers who help our neighborhood library through advocacy, fundraising and promotion. If you are interested in becoming a Friend of Bedford Library, ask a staff member for details or email friends@bklynlibrary.org for more information.

Pop-up Library at Café Calaca

Thu, Jul 25 11:00am
Café Calaca

Storytime @ the BedStuy YMCA!

Wed, Jul 31 11:15am
Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA

Pop-up Library at Café Calaca

Thu, Aug 1 11:00am
Café Calaca

Storytime @ the BedStuy YMCA!

Wed, Aug 7 11:15am
Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA

Pop-up Library at Café Calaca

Thu, Aug 8 11:00am
Café Calaca

Storytime @ the BedStuy YMCA!

Wed, Aug 14 11:15am
Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA

Pop-up Library at Café Calaca

Thu, Aug 15 11:00am
Café Calaca

Storytime @ the BedStuy YMCA!

Wed, Aug 21 11:15am
Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA

Bookmobile @ Beulah Church

Thu, Aug 22 10:00am
Beulah Church

Pop-up Library at Café Calaca

Thu, Aug 22 11:00am
Café Calaca

Community Garden Paint and Chat

Sat, Aug 24 1:00pm
Stars of Hope Community Garden

Storytime @ the BedStuy YMCA!

Wed, Aug 28 11:15am
Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA

Pop-up Library at Café Calaca

Thu, Aug 29 11:00am
Café Calaca

Storytime @ the BedStuy YMCA!

Wed, Sep 4 11:15am
Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA

Pop-up Library at Café Calaca

Thu, Sep 5 11:00am
Café Calaca

Storytime @ the BedStuy YMCA!

Wed, Sep 11 11:15am
Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA

Pop-up Library at Café Calaca

Thu, Sep 12 11:00am
Café Calaca

Back-to-School Block Party!

Sat, Sep 14 1:00pm
Bedford Library

Storytime @ the BedStuy YMCA!

Wed, Sep 18 11:15am
Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA

Bookmobile @ Beulah Church

Thu, Sep 19 10:00am
Beulah Church

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