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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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A wonderful library. Great programs. Wonderful people who are extremely knowlagable and very helpful.

First of all, it is a gorgeous library. The staff is extremely helpful. The lectures are top notch. I truly enjoy going to the Brooklyn Public Library.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First of all, it is a gorgeous library. The staff is extremely helpful. The lectures are top notch. I truly enjoy going to the Brooklyn Public Library.

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Maplewood, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well, they don’t make public buildings like this no more. There’s all these pictures on the outside of it, stuff made up in gold. You need to go in and see the interpretive exhibit that tells you why there’s a whale, and a rabbit talking to a child on the outside of the building. I thought the whale was to... More 

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Thank Knot_my_reel_name
Andover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Living near this library must make life very easy! There is so much to do here and we could have spent hours wandering around. The kids section is enormous.

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Thank 201212201212
NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

BPL is a mainstay of the Brooklyn community. They have great collections for all ages and great events. If you're in Brooklyn it's a great place to vitis.

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NYC
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here are five reasons to visit this great library: 1) It is a gorgeous WPA-era building, and its exterior is shaped like an open book, with an amazing gilt-covered decorative door (very photogenic); 2) indoors, you can see who "real" Brooklynites are--hugely diverse; 3) there are wonderful FREE programs, including evening movies, summer outdoor dance lessons, children’s programs and more... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since its redesign a few years ago, the library's become a great place to gain knowledge and hang. The inside is stacked with books. The workers are really helpful and there's a children's museum inside as well. They often have events for kids. The outside is beautiful. Water streams. Canopies. And because it faces Flatbush Avenue and Eastern Pkwy, it's... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very helpful staff. Easy access to all books, computers etc. The only downside is that you have to book to use the computer, as the demand is very high.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very helpful staff and a lot of entertainment for the guest. If trying to get a passport, be prepared to wait a while.

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Thank 313aprilj
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful staff, always must see exhibits ,and fantastic Egyptian room.I have been here 3 times in the last 4 years ,I love the Botanical Gardens ,I love the flow of the whole museum and any staff you stop makes you feel like how lucky you were to meet them and you never feel rushed .

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

love this place, The exterior is beautifully decorated and the interior is warm and inviting, There are a wealth of thing happening on a daily basis,

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