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New Dorp Library

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Our collections include books in such languages as Chinese, Russian and Spanish. The children's room contains "story steps" for toddlers and preschoolers.  We also offer English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages  through 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 Staten Island Community Library, Digital ID 1252971, New York Public LibraryNew Dorp Community Library


New Dorp, before 1913, former real estate office, people in doorway, Digital ID 100818, New York Public LibraryNew Dorp Library in the J.W. Hughes real estate office, before 1913.

"Sub-branch Library at New Dorp, Staten Island, Opened November, 1926" [180 Rose Avenue], Digital ID 1252950, New York Public LibraryNYPL Sub-branch, New Dorp, opened November 1926James Watson Hughes Memorial Library, New Dorp, Staten Island, N.Y., Digital ID 104859, New York Public LibraryJames 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, The New York Public Library, New York, New York [Exterior], Digital ID 1252976, New York Public LibraryNew Dorp Regional Branch Library, 1972

Renovated to present appearance in 1998-2000.


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