Summer at the Library

It's Summer at the Library! 

Come visit your local library for booklists, a beautiful Reading Tracker to stay on top of your reading this summer, and more giveaways. We also have storytimes, events, and activities all summer long for all ages and interests. While you are here, grab your Browse the Branches passport and see how many of the 62 Brooklyn Public Library branch stickers you can collect! Finally, don’t forget to take advantage of the Culture Pass program to check out museums and cultural institutions for free as well. 

Get out into the summer and Explore Your City!

Summer at NYC's Libraries 
All three NYC public library systems are offering free programs and resources this summer. Do you live outside of Brooklyn? See what's happening at The New York Public Library and Queens Public Library.


In a colorful, cartoonish style, a large cat looks into a room where 4 people sit around a table engaged in various activities. A person in a wheelchair reads a book while another person is wearing headphones and looking at a laptop computer, a third person with a cane leaning against their chair is reading in Braille and a fourth person is drawing. A dolphin peers in an open door into the room.


Find a complete schedule of both in-person and virtual programs including storytimes, performances and more on our events calendar.


Brooklyn BookMatch

Get personalized reading recommendations!

Try Brooklyn Public Library’s free service, Bklyn BookMatch. Complete a short form and a BPL librarian will create a custom list of five titles for you. You can expect a response within approximately two weeks.

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Get a BPL eCard!

New York State residents who do not have a Brooklyn Public Library card may apply for an eCard. This card provides one year of access to the Library’s full digital collection of eBooks, audiobooks, and databases.

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