Every other week, “Borrowed” brings you stories that start here and take you somewhere new. Hosted by Krissa Corbett Cavouras and Felice Belle, and written and produced by Virginia Marshall.


Episode Transcript

"Brooklyn is just plain full of stories, that’s the thing. You can turn around anywhere and there’s some fantastic story."

Brooklyn has so many stories to tell. And a lot of them bring us back to the place where stories are kept -- the library.

"If you told me 10 years go that libraries bought video games and invested money in video games, I would have laughed. I would have been like what?"

This is “Borrowed.” Stories that start at the library. This season, we’ll bring you stories about your neighborhoods.

"I think the word to describe Greenpoint back in the 50s was grey. No one thought about the environment back in the day. No one thought about clean water, clean air, anything of that nature."

About the libraries that serve them.

"We cannot go without a library, a public library in Sunset Park."

And what happens when the library falls apart.

"These are our patrons that were a week earlier coming in to check out a book and coming to chat. And literally a week later.. I don’t have hot water. Where am I going to shower? And we were like okay what are we going to do?"

Because this is a podcast about you -- the people who use the library.

"There is this one campaign we did, which is a zombie campaign." "We attempted to kill a monster. I don’t know if we did though." "He’s basically a dragon-born who spits poisonous spit."

And the people who make the library run.

"If I can give them what they enjoy, and if it’s in a book. An escape from where they are. I’m going to do it."

I’m Felice Belle. And I’m Krissa Corbett Cavouras. We both work at Brooklyn Public Library, and this season we are excited to bring you all of these voices and more. This is “Borrowed.” Stories that start at the library. Our first episode comes out on March 12. You can listen to it wherever you get your podcasts.

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