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About the Allerton Library



Allerton was last renovated is 2005.

The Allerton Branch of The New York Public Library opened in January 1960 and retains its modern vibe in the Bronx.

The brick limestone building was designed by architectural firm of Hertz and Salerni in conjunction with the New York City Department of Public Works. A nearly $500,000 spruce up was completed in 2005, and it provided a renovated children's room and new computers, new furniture, flooring, paint, and lighting, new-air conditioning, and a roof. 

The two-floor building features public comupters that can be reserved for 45-minute sessions and unlimited WiFi. The first floor houses adult, reference, and young adult collections, and the second floor is home to a children's collection and story-hour room. A 74-seat auditorium is located in the basement.

Volunteers are needed at Allerton for our Bridge Up program. Apply now.   

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