The community is invited out to celebrate the re-opening of the new Brooklyn Heights Public Library (BPL), on Wednesday, June 8.

The state-of-the-art, 26,000 square foot library – one of the largest in the
BPL system – is part of a mixed use building at 286 Cadman Plaza West
developed by the Hudson Companies, Inc.

The selection of Hudson Companies as the development partner was approved by the BPL Board of Trustees, a project that will generate more than $40M in capital funding to create 114 units of affordable housing and repair other BPL branches with urgent capital needs.

Additionally, BPL has identified 6 additional libraries that will be among those
receiving funds from the project, including Walt Whitman, which will receive $6M for upgraded infrastructure and branch modernization; Pacific, which will receive $3.5M for a new entry and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); and Washington Irving, which will receive $4M for upgraded infrastructure.

At 26,600 feet, the new library features a double-height main hall, dedicated teen space, children’s wing, sunlit reading areas and much more.

The Brooklyn Heights Library official opening will begin on June with a ribbon-cutting at 11:00am.


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  1. Wonderful! I did my Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute college paper research here at the old library in 1978.

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