Brooklyn Children's Museum. Photo: Google Maps.

Brooklyn Public Library has taken the first steps to opening a new branch inside the Brooklyn Children’s Museum by launching a grab-and-go book service.

The service, starting Monday, March 8, means books can now be picked up and returned at the museum on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10am and 4pm.

It is the first phase in a partnership between the two institutions, that will see a new library opened on the ground floor of the museum before the end of the year.

BPL President and CEO Linda E. Johnson said the teams were looking forward to welcoming the community to BPL’s newest branch this fall. “In the meantime, we are thrilled to offer grab-and-go lobby service, so patrons can pick up library books, art supplies, and more.”

Brooklyn Children’s Museum President and CEO Stephanie Wilchfort said the museum was “delighted” to open the space for grab-and-go service. “The library is an important part of our community, and we are thrilled that their services will be available on the museum’s site.”

The new BPL branch will be near the former Brower Park Library, which closed in late 2020. It was one of the library’s few leased branches and the smallest in the system. The new branch will be a bright, modern and comfortable space that ensures an ongoing presence for the library in the neighborhood, BPL said in a press release.

BPL has also launched a print-on-demand service, allowing people to send documents remotely from their own devices that can be “released” at a BPL printer at ten branches across the borough.

Click here to see the BPL’s hours and schedules.


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