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Brooklyn Public Library--Main Branch

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Address: Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone Number: 718-780-7700
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Remeber when the only place to get a book was the Library!

Located at Grand Army Plaza, the Library is an oasis for many literary works. Located on the edge of Prospect Park, it is a short walk to the Botanical Gardens, the PP Zoo and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Located at Grand Army Plaza, the Library is an oasis for many literary works. Located on the edge of Prospect Park, it is a short walk to the Botanical Gardens, the PP Zoo and the Brooklyn Museum. if you are here for only a short while, spend a few hours and all these sites are easily manageable and worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I love this library- it offers so many programs for all ages and in warmer weather draws the community to its palatial steps with outdoor concerts. Nice cafe. Kids will love it too.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I love the building's architecture and its short distance to the Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Botanical Gardens!

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Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The building is interesting and the staff is friendly and helpful, but I was a bit disappointed. There was only one exhibit and it took about 5 minutes to view it. The children's section looked fun, but we didn't have any children with us.

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Brooklyn, New York
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13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Updated museum with free wifi and conference rooms. I did some research there. Staff very helpful all the way around.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Wonderful place for children and adults. Must warn that I am bias here, as my children practically grew up here. Excellent programs, collections and very helpful and courteous staff. In short, I love it and of course recommend it highly.

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Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This place is such a blessing. I've lived in the neighborhood all my life so come here often, but most recently,there are these professional and personal development courses that can take your life to the next level. I finished a Stocks and Investment class here and it changed my life. Learning doesn't stop after graduation, and this library knows that.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Love the library, just because it's a library. Wouldn't recommend it as a site for tourists, unless you're going to one of the summertime shows on the plaza in front, which are really sweet neighborhood gatherings. The library facade itself is very interesting - do take a moment to take it in. Lots of gorgeous symbolism. Don't bother to go... More 

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NYC
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

One wouldn't naturally think to visit a library as a destination, but it is worth experiencing for its history. A project to put people back to work after the depression, it is actually shaped like a book.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This library never disappoints, we always find what we need and looking for. Everyone is very helpful. Customer service is great

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Address: Address: Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone Number: 718-780-7700
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn

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