Brooklyn Public Library is in the midst of our most significant era of rebuilding in history, with one third of the Library’s system being rebuilt or renovated in the next five years. Across the borough, BPL is rehabilitating its vital neighborhood libraries with projects ranging from small restorations to full-scale renovations.

Eastern Parkway Library has served patrons for more than 100 years and is due to receive a full-scale renovation and potential expansion. An original Carnegie branch, this Classical Revival, two-story building features a limestone facade with large arched windows and is reached by a flight of steps. Inside, the library retains original details such as wood paneling, decorative plaster ceilings and a reading nook with fireplace. Located in an elegant, densely populated residential area of Brooklyn, the branch is one of the most heavily used in the system.

Beginning in 2021, Eastern Parkway Library will undergo a comprehensive interior and exterior renovation, including upgrades to all key building systems. The renovation project will provide for a potential expansion to modernize and improve the library while staying true to the building’s historic character.

The Eastern Parkway Library restoration project is currently in the design phase, which will continue until 2020. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2021 and will last for approximately three years, during which time the branch will be closed. In 2024, Eastern Parkway Library is scheduled to reopen and welcome patrons back to a better equipped, more comfortable space.

Beginning in 2021, Eastern Parkway Library will undergo a comprehensive interior and exterior renovation, as well as a potential expansion, which will last for approximately three years. The project involves a complete interior building renovation and possibly new construction in the area of the expansion.

Eastern Parkway Library’s restoration project is currently in the design stage, which will continue until 2020. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2021 and will last for approximately three years, during which time the branch will be closed to the public. Eastern Parkway Library is scheduled to reopen and welcome back patrons in 2024.

Bookmobile service will be provided nearby the library and programs will be hosted at neighborhood organizations.

The renovation is estimated to cost $20 million in capital funds, which were allocated by Mayor de Blasio.

Yes. We are planning a variety of ways to involve the community, including: • Community workshops to get feedback and ideasfor the library’s design and renovation• Targeted workshops with specific patron groups(i.e. teenage patrons)• Report-back sessions to present our findings• Community board presentations

NYC’s Department of Design and Construction (DDC) will manage this project for Brooklyn Public Library. The selected architect is Allied Works Architecture.

Eastern Parkway Library has served patrons for more than 100 years and is due to receive a full-scale renovation and potential expansion. An original Carnegie branch, this Classical Revival, two-story building features a limestone facade with large arched windows and is reached by a flight of steps. The library underwent previous renovations in 1951, 1969, 1975 and 2016.

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