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5902 23rd Ave.
(bet. 23rd Ave. at 59th St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11204
Fully accessible
B6 B9
Managing Librarian
Tisha Williams
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Closed for Covid-19

Ryder Library opened in April of 1970 in a neighborhood of one and two family houses in Bensonhurst. Built by the City of New York, it was designed by Arthur Witthoefft and features two open courts with areas for plantings. Within, the library provides adult and children's seating areas running the length of the building. Ryder's combined circulation is one of the highest in the Brooklyn Public Library system. The primary users of the branch are children and parents of school-aged children, while the next-largest group is older adults. Ryder Library continues to be a vital resource in its neighborhood, serving the educational and cultural needs of its patrons.



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