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Beginning November 30, 2020, Carroll Gardens Library will be used for NYC's Learning Bridges program and will not offer library services during this time. We expect library service to resume after the program concludes in 2021. Holds previously placed for Carroll Gardens Library will be sent to Red Hook Library.



Address & Contact

396 Clinton St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Partially accessible
Managing Librarian
John Leighton

NYC’s three library systems have been asked to make a small number of our libraries available as Learning Labs for K-8 students when they are not in school. Six BPL branches, including Carroll Gardens Library, will be temporarily used for this purpose until the end of the current school year. The Learning Lab at Carroll Gardens Library will be managed by Good Shepard Services through the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD). Unfortunately, to safely operate within social distancing constraints, we cannot offer regular library service at these branches while they are being used as Learning Labs.

BPL has been working to support the City’s efforts throughout the pandemic, and is pleased our branches will be able to positively contribute through offering space for Learning Labs. We expect Carroll Gardens Library will return to providing library service after this program has concluded in 2021.

One of Brooklyn’s most beautiful Carnegie branches, Carroll Gardens Library has served its neighborhood for more than 100 years. Its spacious, 14,000-plus square-foot interior retains its original, dramatic barrel-vaulted ceiling and other historical features. The branch’s most popular programs include Toddler Time and wellness activities for older adults.

Friends of Carroll Gardens Library

Friends of Carroll Gardens 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 Carroll Gardens Library, ask a staff member for details or email [email protected] for more information.

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