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Address & Contact

2808 Gerritsen Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11229
Fully accessible
Managing Librarian
Sunitha Jonathan

Gerritsen Beach Library moved to its 10,000-square-foot facility in 1997. Designed to reflect the character of its waterfront home, the branch features an arched entryway, a clock tower and a two-story picture window overlooking the Shell Bank Channel. Residents today continue to participate in the library's many programs and activities, particularly quilting, a favorite of patrons. Gerritsen Beach Library's two large gardens are tended by the same active community groups that have supported this branch for the past 65 years.

Friends of Gerritsen Beach Library

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

Current Exhibition

StoryWalk: The Day You Begin

June 30, 2021 to June 3, 2022

At select Brooklyn Public Library locations, we are posting StoryWalks® outdoors! StoryWalks® are picture books displayed outside to encourage reading and walking. We will be posting them on fences and on yard signs at select libraries and partner sites. Each book has prompts to encourage family discussion and interaction!

At Gerritsen Beach...

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All gifts made between now and June 30th will be MATCHED—dollar for dollar, up to $50,000—by a generous group of BPL Trustees. Your gift will go TWICE as far to celebrate the library you love and our milestone 125th anniversary!
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