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Branch History

Washington Irving Library was the 21st and final Carnegie library built in Brooklyn. The branch has served Bushwick since 1923, and today it offers many popular technology- focused programs for young people.

Immigrants from all over the world enjoy browsing the branch’s multi-lingual collections and attending its popular programs, including Teen Time, First Five Years and various computer workshops. The weekly career and job fair is also a consistent draw.

Washington Irving serves students from a number of nearby schools, including several institutions housed in the former Bushwick High School. Parks within walking distance include Irving, Morrow and Putnam; these are popular with dog walkers, joggers and sports enthusiasts. Community Board 4’s annual Shape Up Bushwick Parade ends with a day of fitness activities at Irving Park.

Did you know?

Washington Irving serves one of the largest Spanish-speaking communities in Brooklyn.

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