Clinton Hill Library

Recently, someone posted asking about the library on Washington Avenue.

Let's see... what to say about it? It reminds me a lot of the library I went to growing up -- kind of 1970s, small, kind of dark. I've found plenty to borrow by just stopping in -- the selection is not huge, but you can most certainly pick up a few things of interest. As long as you plan ahead, their selections don't really matter. Just get a NYC library card, and you may request books you want online! When available, the books will be sent to the library of your choice (for free!), and you just go pick them up.

Here's more info on the branch from the website:

Strong support from this economically and racially mixed community brought the branch into being in 1974. The Society for Clinton Hill, which met regularly at the library, gave impetus to the formation of the Friends of Clinton Hill Library. The branch has a large Black Studies collection and an art reference collection.

As an adult, the idea of the library seems inconceivable -- free books? To borrow? Really? For free? Sweet.

Plus, I also saw this supercute cat outside:

street kittyBrooklyn Public Library Clinton Hill Branch

380 Washington Ave. at Lafayette Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238 718-398-8713(check the link for details on special library programs and events!)