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