Brooklyn Public Library's Wolcott Street stacks were supposed to undergo a $15 million revamp starting this fall to flood proof the building and add space for area bookworms.
The project has been years in the making, further delayed by the arrival of COVID-19.
The center will be located at the historic society's treasured 1881 Brooklyn Heights headquarters and will offer new virtual programs and digital resources.
The six branches across the borough will be newly open for limited service with restricted hours.
Patrons won't be able to browse but will pick up books checked out online or by phone, reports our sister pub Brooklyn Paper.
A special edition of the Brooklyn Public Library Story Time program brings actor and activist Gbenga Akinnagbe to chat about activism.
Construction on the project halted in March but resumed on May 4, our sister pub Brooklyn Paper reports.
With most public programs cancelled for the spring season, cultural organizations, performance venues and bookstores are stepping up to make as much programming accessible online as possible.
The libraries, archives and other cultural institutions may be closed, but if you need a little dig through history to distract you there are plenty of resources online to provide the service.
The sweeping historic Brooklyn collections of both will be combined at BHS' treasured 1881 Brooklyn Heights headquarters, a landmark inside and out.