The Red Hook Library Reopened Today

Just one hour ago, at 1pm, the Red Hook Library reopened for the first time since Hurricane Sandy. Because of severe flooding, almost half of the library’s thousands of books were destroyed and the mechanical and electrical systems needed to be totally replaced. Assembly Member Felix Ortiz, Council Member Sarah Gonzalez, Brooklyn Public Library President Linda E. Johnson, the BPL staff and the Red Hook community came out to 7 Wolcott Street to celebrate the reopening. Now the only two Brooklyn Public Library branches still closed since Sandy are the Coney Island and Gerritsen Beach branches. The Gerritsen Beach branch should open this spring; the Coney library won’t reopen until October.
Red Hook Library Makes Its Comeback Next Month [Brownstoner]
Photo by the BPL