NYC’s three library systems have been asked to make a small number of our libraries available as Learning Labs for K-8 students when they are not in school. Six BPL branches, including Williamsburgh Library, will be temporarily used for this purpose until the end of the current school year, beginning on November 30, 2020 The Learning Lab at Williamsburgh Library will be managed by NY EDGE through the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD). Unfortunately, to safely operate within social distancing constraints, we cannot offer regular library service at these branches while they are being used as Learning Labs.
BPL has been working to support the City’s efforts throughout the pandemic, and is pleased our branches will be able to positively contribute through offering space for Learning Labs. We expect Williamsburgh Library will return to providing library service after this program has concluded in 2021.
Williamsburgh Library was designed in a classical revival style, its floorplan meant to evoke an open book, with two wings radiating from the center atrium. At 26,000 square feet, the library is one of Brooklyn's largest.
In 2006, the branch became a designated landmark of New York City.
Williamsburgh Library is a satellite location of 826 NYC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their writing skills.
826NYC offers after school tutoring in the Williamsburgh Library, Monday through Thursday while school is in session. Advance registration is required. Information on how to register your child is found here.
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