Friday, January 24, 2014

Will Offer Free, Fun, Family-Friendly Programs across Brooklyn from January 27 – February 1

Brooklyn, NY – As a part of the annual “Take Your Child to the Library Day” initiative taking place across the country and in Canada on Saturday, February 1, Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) has announced that it will host “Take Your Child to the Library Week” from Monday, January 27 through Saturday, February 1.

In collaboration with The New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), all BPL locations will offer “Take Your Child to the Library Week” programs during this period. Among the many exciting activities taking place are “storytimes,” “Lego and Duplo Time” programs, where children have the opportunity to free-build with different building blocks, and “Explore and Create” programs, where instructors provide materials and offer different craft-building tutorials to children of all ages.

“Now is the perfect time to introduce your child to the incredible range of programs, materials and services available—all for free—at the library,” said Linda E. Johnson, President & CEO of Brooklyn Public Library. “From afterschool homework help and computer access, to crafts, storytimes and concerts, our branches have everything children need to succeed in school, have fun and explore their interests. And with 60 locations throughout the borough, no matter where you and your family live, there is a library close by.”

Events will take place at branches throughout the system. On national “Take Your Child to the Library Day” on February 1, BPL will host family “storytimes” in the morning and/or afternoon at Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Dekalb, Flatbush, Highlawn, Kings Bay, Jamaica Bay, Kings Highway, Macon Library, Mill Basin, Park Slope, Sunset Park, Ulmer Park and Windsor Terrace libraries.

About Brooklyn Public Library
Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is an independent library system for the 2.5 million residents of Brooklyn. It is the fifth largest library system in the United States with 60 neighborhood libraries located throughout the borough. BPL offers free programs and services for all ages and stages of life, including a large selection of books in more than 30 languages, author talks, literacy programs and public computers. BPL’s eResources, such as eBooks and eVideos, catalog information and free homework help, are available to customers of all ages 24 hours a day at our website:

About The New York City Administration for Children's Services (ACS)
The New York City Administration for Children’s Services works to protect New York City’s children from abuse and neglect. ACS provides neighborhood-based services to help ensure children grow up in safe, permanent homes with strong families. Their key six priorities include enhancing child safety, expanding services and planning for teens to secure their futures, improving quality of and access to early childhood services, strengthening placement stability for children in foster care, reducing time to permanency for children in foster care, and creating a culture of support and professional development for ACS staff.