Red Hook Library

Red Hook Library is closed for a comprehensive interior and exterior renovation that will expand and protect this important public space. View upcoming programs in the Red Hook neighborhood. 


Hours

Closed

Address & Contact

7 Wolcott St
Brooklyn, NY 11231 Get Directions

Fully accessible

718.935.0203

Managing Librarian
Joyce Kowpak

Amenities


Rendering of the new Red Hook Library

The original Red Hook Library, opened on April 22, 1915, was the only of Brooklyn’s Carnegie libraries to be built in the Mediterranean Revival style. This architectural gem was forced to close in August 1946 after suffering extensive damage from a fire, and was demolished soon after. The branch operated out of several different locations in the subsequent decades before finding a permanent home at 7 Wolcott Street. In March 2023, the library will close for a renovation project that will expand both the interior and exterior public spaces while adding important flood protections to this beloved community space. 

Library Programs in Red Hook During Construction

Red Hook Library staff are offering weekly programs for kids and special events for adults during the Library's renovation. Every Tuesday, BPL's mobile library also visits Coffey Park to provide library services. View the full list of upcoming programs in the Red Hook neighborhood. 

Generous support for programming and interim Library services in Red Hook provided by Amazon.

Friends of Red Hook Library

Friends of Red Hook 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 Red Hook Library, ask a staff member for details or email friends@bklynlibrary.org for more information.

 

Babies and Books
Toddler Time at Red Hook Initiative

Fri, Apr 26 11:00am
Red Hook Initiative

scrappy reading series
Scrappy Reading Series

Fri, Apr 26 7:00pm
Compere Collective

Babies and Books
Toddler Time at Red Hook Initiative

Fri, May 3 11:00am
Red Hook Initiative

Bookmobile in Red Hook

Tue, May 7 11:00am
Red Hook Library

Comics with Mr. Nick at Hometown BBQ

Tue, May 7 3:00pm
Hometown BBQ

printed tote bag
Block Printing on Tote Bags

Thu, May 9 3:30pm
BWAC

Acrylic Painting at the Senior Center

Fri, May 10 11:00am
Red Hook Senior Center

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Toddler Time at Red Hook Initiative

Fri, May 10 11:00am
Red Hook Initiative

Comics with Mr. Nick at Hometown BBQ

Tue, May 14 3:00pm
Hometown BBQ

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Toddler Time at Red Hook Initiative

Fri, May 17 11:00am
Red Hook Initiative

Bookmobile in Red Hook

Tue, May 21 11:00am
Red Hook Library

Comics with Mr. Nick at Hometown BBQ

Tue, May 21 3:00pm
Hometown BBQ

storytime_red_book_with_letters_and_flowers_coming_out_the_top
Toddler Time at Red Hook Initiative

Fri, May 24 11:00am
Red Hook Initiative

Comics with Mr. Nick at Hometown BBQ

Tue, May 28 3:00pm
Hometown BBQ

storytime_red_book_with_letters_and_flowers_coming_out_the_top
Toddler Time at Red Hook Initiative

Fri, May 31 11:00am
Red Hook Initiative

Bookmobile in Red Hook

Tue, Jun 4 11:00am
Red Hook Library

storytime_red_book_with_letters_and_flowers_coming_out_the_top
Toddler Time at Red Hook Initiative

Fri, Jun 7 11:00am
Red Hook Initiative

Bookmobile in Red Hook

Tue, Jun 18 11:00am
Red Hook Library