After 17 months, Gravesend bookworms can anticipate the return of a revamped Ulmer Park Library.
City Councilmember Mark Treyger, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, and the Brooklyn Public Library have announced that the Ulmer Park branch is finally set to re-open on Monday, August 22, after over a year of door-shutting renovations.
Thanks to a $12 million investment from the City Council’s Brooklyn delegation, the library will be equipped with useful updates and six-day service for the optimal library experience.
Modernizations include a new roof, new floor, new furniture and LED lighting, and new HVAC and air conditioning system. With the HVAC, the library can now be utilized as a community cooling center during the city’s infamous summer heat waves.
“I’m proud to join Brooklyn Public Library and Borough President Adams in welcoming local residents to enjoy the new and improved Ulmer Park Library,” said Treyger, who represents the district that houses the library and serves as co-chair of the Brooklyn delegation. “The work completed at the Ulmer Park Library signifies a tremendous quality-of-life improvement for the Bensonhurst/Gravesend community, and I remain dedicated to helping maintain the quality of our local libraries.”
The new and improved Ulmer Park Branch will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 a. m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, and 10 a. m. to 5 p. m. on Saturdays.
“We are proud to welcome the community back to Ulmer Park Library, a busy branch in one of Brooklyn’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods,” said Brooklyn Public Library President and CEO Linda Johnson. “We’re grateful to Councilmember Treyger and Borough President Adams, whose support has helped us make Ulmer Park a much more comfortable place to attend a preschool program, browse our multilingual collection or play a friendly game of chess.”
A grand-reopening ceremony is planned for Wednesday, August 31 at 10 a. m.