Friday, November 16, 2012


The Kensington Library opened in its new location yesterday on 18th Avenue, between E. 2nd and E. 3rd streets. The library is now two streets to the west and two avenues to the south of its former Ditmas Avenue location.

The Ditmas Avenue building closed three weeks ago, and the 18th Avenue building was scheduled to open two weeks ago, on Thursday, November 1st. Because of Hurricane Sandy, the opening was delayed, and just an unofficial opening took place yesterday. The ribbon-cutting ceremony, tour, and official opening will be rescheduled.

The building is the first in the Brooklyn Public Library system to be designated as "green."

The library is now a bit closer to Midwood and Borough Park than previously.
Open hours:
Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, closed

Kensington Library

4207 18th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11218
(718) 436-0545