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Van Nest Library

2147 Barnes Avenue (near Pelham Parkway South)
Bronx, NY 10462
(718) 829-5864

Partially accessible to wheelchairs

Library Manager: David Nochimson

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The Van Nest Branch of The New York Public Library, which opened in 1968, is an attractive building with a white facade. It is located in a busy commercial area on Barnes Avenue near Lydig Avenue. This one-story facility houses adult, young adult, and children's collections. All parts of the library, with the exception of the restroom, are wheelchair-accessible.

In 2005 an interior spruce-up included a renovated children’s room featuring a bright and lively color scheme, new furniture, and a special area for toddlers; a reorganization of the floor plan including a new glass-enclosed community/story hour room; new computers; and new furniture, flooring, paint, and lighting. 

Upcoming Events

2 p.m. Jolly Good Neighbor at Van Nest!
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
11 a.m. Toddler Story Time
3 p.m. Batman 75th Anniversary Celebration
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
3:30 p.m. Teen Tech Time
Thursday, August 28, 2014
11:15 a.m. Baby Lapsit
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