For more information about laptops for use in the library, visit our laptop loan page.
Return your BPL materials in our exterior book drop when the branch is closed.
To see available spaces, review BPL’s meeting room policy, and request a reservation, visit our room reservation website.
Wi-Fi signal that can reach up to 300 feet outside the library, available 24/7; learn more about Bklyn Reach.
At the turn of the 20th century, Brownsville was a neighborhood bursting at the seams with immigrants new to the country, eager to read and learn. Originally constructed to relieve overcrowding at the nearby Brownsville branch, Stone Avenue Library was one of the last Carnegie libraries built in Brooklyn. Officially opened on September 24, 1914, it was originally called the Brownsville Children’s Library and is believed to have been the first library in the world devoted exclusively to serving children. In honor of its 100th anniversary in 2014, the branch underwent a renovation funded by the NYC Department of Design and Construction’s See ChangeNYC Program. Stone Avenue Library received a life-sized chess set, new furniture and lighting, and refinished floors and millwork. In addition, the branch now features a special “Word Wall” featuring Fry Words, the 1,000 words most used in reading and writing. This eye-catching mural is a visual reminder of the importance of literacy and learning.
Stone Avenue Library Events
Mango Languages: Learn Arabic, French or your preferred language on the GO3:00 pm, Stone Avenue, Meeting Room
PBS KIDS Family and Community Learning with Work it out Wombats11:30 am, Stone Avenue Library
- NYC Picture Books
- History of NYC