As of the end of day Monday, June 13, the New Utrecht Library (1743 86th Street) is temporarily closed for a renovation project and will reopen at the end of July.
The project will include new shelving, furniture and a new children’s library area.
A bookmobile will provide interim service on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am to 4pm. Patrons can check out and return books there, or at these nearby branches:
- Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue (718)748-6261
- Highlawn Library, 1664 W. 13th Street (718)234-7208
- Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street (718)256-2117
All New Utrecht Library materials and holds not picked up when the building closed are now available for pickup at the Mapleton Library, from June 15 to July 29.
New Utrecht Library has operated in its current location since 1956, but its history dates to 1894 and the opening of the Free Library of the Town of New Utrecht. The branch joined the BPL system in 1901.
Whether measured by circulation, program attendance or door counts, New Utrecht is one of Brooklyn’s busiest branches. Patrons of all ages flock to New Utrecht for its diverse offering of programs, the most popular of which include Summer Meals, Kids Create, Chinese brush painting, Story Play, computer courses and ESOL classes.