Bloomingdale Library - Renovation Update

Bloomingdale Library
Bloomingdale Library

The New York Public Library's Bloomingdale branch will be closed for approximately 15 months beginning February 16, 2019 for a $3 million improvement project.

The branch is expected to open the summer of 2020. To receive email updates about the project, please log-in to your NYPL account and select Bloomingdale Library as your preferred location. 

During the closure, patrons are encouraged to use the nearby Morningside Heights Library or St. Agnes Library, which will offer a selection of Bloomingdale Library programs.  The Morningside Heights Library will also hold the branch's Local History files.

While the Library is undergoing this important improvement project, the staff of the Bloomingdale Library will continue offering free programming in the community in partnerships with several neighborhood organizations, including the Children’s Aid Society located at the Frederick Douglass Community Center (885 Columbus Ave) and the Department of Health (160 West 100th Street).

A schedule of events hosted by Bloomingdale Library is available here.

Relocated programs also include (updates in bold): 

Children's Storytime Children’s Aid Society /Mondays & Friday at 10:15 AM
Toddler Storytime

Children’s Aid Society / Mondays at 11:15 AM, Fridays at 10:30 AM

Knitting/Sewing Circle St. Agnes Library / Tuesdays at 5 PM
NY Cares 1:1 Computer Help

St. Agnes Library / Mondays at  1:30 PM

Morningside Heights Library / Tuesdays at 1 PM

La Leche Group Meetings Morningside Heights Library / 1st Saturday of the month
Teen Writing Group Columbus Library / Thursdays at 4 PM
Please continue to check this page for updates regarding events.

This important project—which will ensure that Bloomingdale Library can best serve New Yorkers now and in the future—is part of a significant investment in the branches by New York City and The New York Public Library system.  

The Bloomingdale improvement project—funded by Mayor Bill de Blasio, The New York City Council, New York City Council Member Mark Levine, and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer—includes a new dedicated teen room that will allow teens to talk, engage in group study, use computers, or work independently without disturbing other patrons. The project also provides much-needed upgrades to the second floor restrooms, and new drinking fountains..

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