The original Greenpoint Library opened in 1906 and was one of Brooklyn’s first Carnegie libraries, but the building’s deterioration necessitated its replacement in the early 1970s. The mural that adorns one side of the building is the work of artist Leslie A. Wood; its installation in 2013 was made possible by the Friends of Greenpoint Library. Greenpoint Library was recently awarded grant funding for the construction of the Greenpoint Environmental Education Center, an addition that will transform the branch and promote environmental awareness in the neighborhood.
Friends of Greenpoint Library
Friends of Greenpoint 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 Greenpoint Library, ask a staff member for details or email [email protected] for more information.