BPL Outdoors

Brooklyn Public Library is turning its branches inside out to provide library services and programs outdoors! Join us for traditional library services plus creative programming in the fresh air.

From outdoor seating to library card sign up to story time, our neighborhood libraries are ready to welcome you back this season!

Outdoor Seating  

More than 40 library locations offer free outdoor seating – bring a snack, your device, or a favorite book. Find current locations here.

Bklyn Reach 

The Bklyn Reach program extends the branch WiFi signal nearly 300 feet, making it easy to connect to high speed broadband outside. 


Take a walk with your family to explore some of our best children’s literature! Prints are mounted on library fencing at select branches, inviting you to stroll through, and read aloud, beloved children's books and enjoy songs and rhymes together. Find a location here.


From storytime and crafts to resume help and tech troubleshooting, BPL is bringing its free programs outdoors! Explore our outdoor programming calendar on the Events tab above. 


Support for Outdoor Seating is partially provided through the generosity of the Charles H. Revson Foundation.

Request a book at your local library

Did you know BPL can deliver the books you'd like to borrow right to your local branch? Learn how to place a hold - you'll receive an email, text message or phone call when your items are ready to be picked up and checked out!


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Brooklyn Public Library's card is free for anyone who lives, works, pays property taxes or goes to school in New York state.  Sign up today.