Rugby Library in East Flatbush is officially open after a four year-long closure and $10.2 million renovation.

The branch, which closed in March 2017, has been decked out with 22,000 books and items, new shelving, seating and service areas, and a new area for kids and teens.

The building now features a “First Five Years” section for young readers complete with child-size furniture and shelves, according to the Brooklyn Public Library. It also includes new workspaces and meetings rooms for public use, as well as a dozen computers.

The upgrade upgrades also include new HVAC units, LED lighting, free WiFi, ADA upgraded bathrooms and a mural created by Brooklyn artist JMikal Davis.

“Simply put, this is the library East Flatbush has long needed and deserves,” Councilmember Farah Louis said.

Councilmember Farah Louis. Photo: Supplied.

“It embodies our community’s aspirations as well as the larger mission of the Brooklyn Public Library. It is a public place accessible to New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds. It is also a place to read and dream, to wonder and wander, to expand minds and engage civically.”

The library, located at 1000 Utica Avenue, is open Monday 10:00am – 4:00pm, Tuesday 1:00pm – 7:00pm, Wednesday 10:00am – 4:00pm, Thursday 1:00pm – 7:00pm, Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm and Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm.

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