Brooklyn has so many stories to tell, and a lot of them start at the library. Brooklyn Public Library's flagship podcast, Borrowed, brings you stories that start here and take you somewhere new. We're talking to people starting businesses, finding their roots, playing Dungeons & Dragons, creating community—and of course, borrowing books! 

Borrowed is hosted by Krissa Corbett Cavouras, director of marketing and engagement at Brooklyn Public Library, and Felice Belle, a literacy advisor at Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch. Virginia Marshall writes and produces the show, with help from Fritzi Bodenheimer, Jennifer Proffitt, Meryl Friedman and Robin Lester Kenton. Our music composer is Billy Libby.

In Season One, you'll hear stories from Sunset Park, Brooklyn Heights, New Utrecht, Stone Avenue, Flatlands, Mill Basin, Red Hook, Coney Island and more. Each episode will delve into a different aspect of library services, highlighting the stories of our librarians, and you—the patrons, who make the library come alive.

You can find transcripts of each episode, as well as links to our Book Match lists right here on our web page. Have a story that you think should be on the podcast? Reach us by emailing


Be sure to subscribe to Borrowed, and leave us a review! We'd love to know what you think. You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, Spotify, Google Play Music or RadioPublic.

Introducing 'Borrowed'

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.

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