The Brooklyn Public Library (BPL), is the public library system of the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. A public library (also called circulating library) is a Library which is accessible by the Public and is generally funded from public sources (such Brooklyn (named after the Dutch town Breukelen) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. The City of New York It is the fifth largest public library system in the United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the It is not a New York City government agency but rather an independent nonprofit organization that is funded by the New York City and State governments, the federal government, and private donors.
The Brooklyn Public Library system was approved by an Act of Legislature of the State of New York on May 1, 1892. Events 305 - Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman Emperor. Year 1892 ( MDCCCXCII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year The Brooklyn Common Council then passed a resolution for the establishment of the Brooklyn Public Library on November 30, 1896, with Marie E. Events 1700 - Battle of Narva — A Swedish army of 8500 men under Charles XII defeats Year 1896 ( MDCCCXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year Craigie as the first director. Between 1901 and 1923, philanthropist Andrew Carnegie donated $1. Year 1901 ( MCMI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting Year 1923 ( MCMXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Philanthropy is the act of donating money goods services time and/or effort to support a socially beneficial cause with a defined objective and with no financial or material Andrew Carnegie (properly kɑrˈneɪgi but commonly /ˈkɑrnɨgi/ or /kɑrˈnɛgi/ (25 November 1835 – 11 August 1919 was a Scottish -born American Industrialist The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been 6 million, assisting in the development of 21 branches.
Dionne Mack Harvin was named Executive Director on March 22, 2007. She is the first African American woman to lead a major public library system in New York state. Previously, Ginnie Cooper, now of the District of Columbia Public Library, had been the executive director of the BPL since January 2003. The District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL is the Public library system for residents of Washington D January 2003: ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August
The Central Library is adjacent to Prospect Park, just south of Grand Army Plaza, where Eastern Parkway and Flatbush Avenue intersect. Prospect Park is a 585 acre (24 km² public Park in the New York City borough of Brooklyn located between Park Slope, The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch at Grand Army Plazajpg|thumb|right|250px|The Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch at Grand Army Plaza]] Grand Army The building resembles an open book, with the spine at the main entrance on the plaza, and the two wings running along the avenues. Plaza ( / latin america) is a Spanish word related to "field" which describes an open urban Public space, such as a City square. Construction began in 1912 and was completed in 1941. Year 1912 ( MCMXII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year starting Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. It opened on February 1, 1941. Events 1327 - Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Central Library was designated a landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1997. The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission is the New York City agency charged with administering the city's Landmarks Preservation Law. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar
Special collections within the Central Library include the renowned Brooklyn Collection, which includes photographs, manuscripts, clippings, books, maps, prints, and ephemera, chronicling the history of the borough.
In addition, the library has a cafeteria-style restaurant on the third floor (open weekdays), as well as a cafe on the first floor that sells coffee, tea, cocoa, soft drinks, sandwiches and snacks.
Another major branch, the Business Library, is located at 280 Cadman Plaza West in downtown Brooklyn. Its history precedes that of the BPL itself. In 1852, prominent citizens established the Brooklyn Athenaeum and Reading Room for the instruction of young men. Year 1852 ( MDCCCLII) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year In 1857, a group of young men established the Brooklyn Mercantile Library Association of the City of Brooklyn, which shared a building with the Athenaeum. Click here for Indian Rebellion of 1857 Year 1857 ( MDCCCLVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the The Mercantile Library attempted to be more practical, placing less emphasis on literature and philosophy. Literature is the Art of written works Literally translated the word means "acquaintance with letters" (from Latin littera letter Philosophy is the study of general problems concerning matters such as existence knowledge truth beauty justice validity mind and language In 1869, the two organizations consolidated their holdings and moved to a new building, the Montague Street Branch Library. Year 1869 ( MDCCCLXIX) is a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year In 1878, the Mercantile Library was renamed the Brooklyn Library. Year 1878 ( MDCCCLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common By 1943, the Business Reference Department was known as the Business Library. Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The library outgrew its space, and in 1957, a new building to house both the Business Library and the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood branch was approved by city government. Year 1957 ( MCMLVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar) On June 1, 1962, the new $2. Events 193 - Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is Assassinated 987 - Hugh Capet is elected Year 1962 ( MCMLXII) was a Common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. 5 million library building opened its doors to the public at its current location. In 1993, a two-year renovation and expansion was completed. Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar)
The Visual and Performing Arts Library (VPA) is in development. Construction is currently on hold for the project. The V-shaped library will be located near the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) on a triangular site, bounded by Flatbush Avenue, Lafayette Street, Ashland Place, and Hanson Place. Brooklyn Academy of Music ( BAM) is a major performing arts venue in Brooklyn, a borough of New York City, known as a center for progressive and avant garde The 110,000 square foot (10,000 m²) structure will cost an estimated $75 million.
In addition to the Central Library and Business Library, there are 58 neighborhood branches throughout the borough, as well as a bookmobile.
The Bookmobile is a 32-foot-long, 11. 5-foot-high vehicle housing a mobile library. Carrying up to 6,000 books, the Bookmobile serves communities whose local branches are closed for renovation. The Bookmobile offers many of the services available at other branches.
The Kidsmobile is a smaller, more colorful version of the Bookmobile. During the school year, the Kidsmobile visits schools, day care centers, Head Start and after-school programs and community events. For the Australian television series see Head Start (TV series Head Start is a program of the United States Department of Health and Human In the summer, the Kidsmobile also travels to parks and camps. In addition to books, the Kidsmobile offers storytelling and arts and crafts. Storytelling is the ancient art of conveying events in Words Images and Sounds often by Improvisation or embellishment Arts and crafts comprise a whole host of activities and hobbies that are related to making things with one's own hands and skill
The Brooklyn Public Library is one of three separate and independent public library systems in New York City. The other two are the New York Public Library (serving The Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island), and the Queens Borough Public Library (serving Queens). The New York Public Library ( NYPL) is one of the leading public libraries of the world and is one of America's most significant Research libraries. Manhattan Island, in New York Harbor, is much the largest part of the Borough of Manhattan, one of the Five Boroughs which form the City of New York Staten Island (ˌstætənˈaɪlənd is a borough of New York City situated primarily on the island of the same name The Queens Borough Public Library, also known as the Queens Library is the Public library for the Borough of Queens and one of three library The Brooklyn Public Library card is also accepted by the NYPL and QPL, though they may ask for additional identification. 
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