About the Allerton Library
The Allerton Branch of The New York Public Library opened January 20, 1960.
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 2015. It consisted of a renovated first floor with brand new up-to-date computers and additional ones added, new furniture that includes a lounge area in both the adult and young adult areas, a laptop bar with handicap seating, and new tables with plenty of power outlets to plug in electronic devices. New carpets were installed in both the first and second floors, a paint job was completed to create a more welcoming environment as well as liven up the building and a roof repairs were done.
The two-floor building features public computers that can be reserved for 45-minute or 15-minute sessions and unlimited WiFi access. Public computer access for adults and young adult are located on the first floor and for children seperately on the second floor. The first floor is home to the adult, reference, media, world-language and young adult collections. The second floor is home to a extensive children's collection and a community room used to host a variety of programs, events, and activities for all ages. A 74-seat auditorium is located in the basement which is home to our Bridge-Up tutoring program for young adults in high school.
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