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About the New Dorp Library


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Our collections include books in such languages as Chinese, Russian, and Spanish. The children's room contains our Story Steps for toddlers and preschoolers. We also offer English classes for speakers of other languages throughout the year.

New Dorp is one of the busiest branches on Staten Island. The New Dorp Community Library was established by local residents in 1907. By 1909, it was receiving books from The New York Public Library's Traveling Library (the Bookmobile), and in 1926 New Dorp became a branch of The New York Public Library. In 2000, an extensive renovation was completed including a redesigned exterior and remodeled interior. 

New Dorp Community Library.


New Dorp Library in the J. W. Hughes real estate office, before 1913.


NYPL Sub-branch, New Dorp, opened  November 1926.


James Watson Hughes Memorial Library, New Dorp. This sub-branch of The New York Public Library  was located at 155 Third St.


New Dorp Regional Branch Library, 1972.
Renovated to present appearance between 1998 and 2000.


Search the NYPL Digital Gallery for historical images of the New Dorp Library and its community.

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