“Brooklyn Public Library is among the borough’s most democratic civic institutions, serving patrons in every neighborhood and from every walk of life. Established in 1896, BPL is one of the nation’s largest public library systems and currently has nearly 700,000 active cardholders. The American Library Association’s 2014 Public Library Data Service Statistical Report ranked BPL third in the nation among public libraries for public programs offered and program attendance.”
Creative Aging Focus:
Brooklyn Public Library has a long history of community based programming for older adults. As participants in Lifetime Arts initiatives through the Samuels Foundation and IMLS since 2010, Brooklyn has institutionalized creative aging programs and continues to design and offer them with new funding streams.