Walt Whitman Library

Open today from 10 am - 8 pm.

Hours

Monday 10 am - 6 pm
Tuesday 1 pm - 8 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 6 pm
Thursday 10 am - 8 pm
Friday 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday CLOSED

Address & Contact

93 Saint Edwards Street
Brooklyn, NY 11205 Get Directions

Fully accessible

718.935.0244

Managing Librarian
Alex Mouyios

Amenities


The predecessor to Walt Whitman Library opened in a storefront on Nassau and Bridge streets in 1900. Eight years later, a beautiful new library, funded by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie and built in the Classical Revival style, opened on St. Edwards Street in Fort Greene. Today, Walt Whitman Library serves the residents of numerous public housing complexes, including the Raymond Ingersoll Houses and the Walt Whitman Houses.

In addition to the Navy Yard, Walt Whitman staff and patrons are within walking distance of cultural venues like the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Barclay’s Center. 

Walt Whitman Library is a popular destination for young people, many of whom come to the library to do homework or simply blow off steam playing games. Story time sessions for youngsters are always well-attended.

Friends of Walt Whitman Library

Walt Whitman Library is in the process of forming a Friends Group! Friends of Walt Whitman Library will be a group of organized volunteers who help our neighborhood library through advocacy, fundraising and promotion. If you are interested in becoming a Friend of Walt Whitman Library, ask a staff member for details or email friends@bklynlibrary.org for more information.

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Build with LEGO

Thu, Apr 25 3:00pm
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Shape Up NYC: Yoga

Thu, Apr 25 6:00pm
Walt Whitman Library

Free English Class

Fri, Apr 26 2:00pm
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Scratch Coding for Kids!

Sat, Apr 27 11:00am
Virtual

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Earth Day Festival @ Fort Greene Park

Sat, Apr 27 11:00am
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Free English Class

Mon, Apr 29 10:30am
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Teen Tech Time @ Walt Whitman

Mon, Apr 29 3:30pm
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Kids Create

Tue, Apr 30 3:00pm
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Free English Class

Tue, Apr 30 5:00pm
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Teen Tech Time @ Walt Whitman

Wed, May 1 3:00pm
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Homework Help and Games!

Wed, May 1 4:00pm
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Shape Up NYC: Yoga

Thu, May 2 6:00pm
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Free English Class

Mon, May 6 10:30am
Walt Whitman Library

Teen Tech Time @ Walt Whitman

Mon, May 6 3:30pm
Walt Whitman Library

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Teen Tech Time @ Walt Whitman

Wed, May 8 3:00pm
Walt Whitman Library

Homework Help and Games!

Wed, May 8 4:00pm
Walt Whitman Library

Shape Up NYC: Yoga

Thu, May 9 6:00pm
Walt Whitman Library

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Teen Tech Time: VR Gaming

Sat, May 11 11:00am
Walt Whitman Library

moia
Free English Class

Mon, May 13 10:30am
Walt Whitman Library

Teen Tech Time @ Walt Whitman

Mon, May 13 3:30pm
Walt Whitman Library