Brooklyn Public Library (BPL)

Description

Governed by a Board of Thirty-eight trustees, all serving in non-salaried positions. The Mayor and the Brooklyn Borough President each appoint eleven of the trustees. Twelve additional members are elected to serve on the Board. The Mayor, New York City Comptroller, Speaker of the City Council and Brooklyn Borough President are ex officio members. All trustees, except ex officio members serve three-year terms. Meetings are held six times per year, on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. in the Trustees' Room, Central Library, unless otherwise noted.

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Central Library Hours:
Mon-Thurs: 9:00a.m.-9:00p.m.;
Fri-Sat.:9:00a.m.-6:00p.m.
Sun: 1:00p.m.-5:00p.m.

Branches have individual time schedules.

Addresses

Central Library:   10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn NY, 11238    Map this

Contact Numbers

(718) 230-2100
Fax:  (718) 230-6798

Officers

Chair - Susan Marcinek
Vice Chair - Peter Aschkenasy
Vice Chair - Jordan Barowitz
Vice Chair - Nina Collins
Vice Chair - Anthony Crowell
Treasurer - Miriam Katowitz
Secretary - Robin Shanus

Personnel

Linda E. Johnson , President & CEO.
(718) 230-2162
Chief Financial Officer - Karen Sheehan
(718) 230-2407
Chief Librarian - Nick Higgins
(718) 230-2745
Executive Vice President, External Affairs - David Woloch
(718) 230-2088