Brooklyn Public Library

Library in Brooklyn: Prospect Heights, Crown Heights & Flatbush

Brooklyn’s Central Library is an art-deco masterpiece from 1941 that contains over 1 million books, magazines and multimedia items. The limestone-covered building is shaped like an open book, with 15 bronze panels above its 50ft-high entrance featuring literary characters like Tom Sawyer and Hester Prynne. Free events happen regularly, including film screenings, classical concerts and story time for kids.