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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, from story time to laptop loans, our neighborhood libraries are ready to welcome you back this season!

Outdoor Seating  

More than 30 library locations will 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. 

Reading Rooms 

Enjoy traditional library services—sign up for a library card, browse and borrow materials—right on the sidewalk. Find a session here.

Laptop Loan 

Need to hop on a Zoom, apply for a job or search the web? Select branches with outdoor seating are offering laptop loans, available for use on site. Find a session here.


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

Whispering Libraries 

Select branches are offering curated playlists of music, poetry, oral history and spoken literature, audible outdoors via hidden speakers. 


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. 

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