Earlier this week Council Member Robert Cornegy, Jr. joined the Brooklyn Public Library to celebrate the re-opening of Marcy Library, located right off Dekalb. The branch had been closed for 18 months. During that time, there was a $1.5 million renovation to install a new heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system. On top of that, the BPL refreshed and modernized the library with paint, new tables, chairs and shelving, additional computers, enhanced lighting and signage. There’s also a modernized children’s area with new furniture and an interactive activity wall.
According to the BPL, over the next 10 years one third of BPL’s system (including Marcy Library) will have been rebuilt or renovated.
Councilman Cornegy, who kicked off the re-opening celebration by reading a story to kindergarten and first grade classes from PS 54, called the Marcy Library “a great resource to the people of Bedford Stuyvesant and Crown Heights for over 100 years,” adding, “It was important to me to ensure the funding necessary to make these upgrades was provided. I am extremely pleased to see it reopened today with improved facilities and even more tools to facilitate learning.”
Photos by Fritzi Bodenheimer for BPL