Friday, October 3, 2014


Tour of Windsor Terrace Library's New Computer Lab
Monday, October 6th, 3:00 p.m.
Windsor Terrace & Carroll Gardens Libraries Unveil 21 New
Adult & Pre-School Computers, Two New SMART Boards

Residents Steer $75,000 to Capital Improvements at Two
Public Library Branches through Participatory Budgeting Process

Councilmember Brad Lander Tours Windsor Terrace Library with
BPL President & CEO, Linda E. Johnson

WHAT:  Tour of Windsor Terrace Library's new Computer Lab made possible through participatory budgeting 
WHEN: Monday, October 6, at 3:00 PM
WHERE: Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East 5th Street (corner of Fort Hamilton Parkway), Brooklyn NY 11218
WHO:     Councilman Brad Lander, 39th District
                Linda E. Johnson, President & CEO, Brooklyn Public Library
                Participatory Budgeting Delegates, 39th District 
The Windsor Terrace and Carroll Gardens branches of Brooklyn Public Library were able to install 21 new computers and two SMART Boards this fall, thanks to funds made available through participatory budgeting in the 39th district. The Windsor Terrace Library received 5 adult computers, 4 toddler computers, and 1 SMART Board.
Participatory budgeting empowers citizens to decide where City Council discretionary funds are allocated through a voting process, encouraging citizens to help decide how best to maintain their community. 
$75,000 in capital for these two branches comes as Brooklyn Public Library faces $300 million dollars in capital needs across all 60 branches.

About Brooklyn Public Library
Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is an independent library system for the 2.5 million residents of Brooklyn. It is the fifth largest library system in the United States with 60 neighborhood libraries located throughout the borough. BPL offers free programs and services for all ages and stages of life, including a large selection of books in more than 30 languages, author talks, literacy programs and public computers. BPL’s eResources, such as eBooks and eVideos, catalog information, and free homework help, are available to customers of all ages 24 hours a day at its website: