In the Libraries: Pride Month and Changes Coming at George Bruce Library

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Maggie Barrows
June 07, 2022

Big changes are coming to George Bruce Library on 125th Street! The library will be closed for three months for infrastructure renovations. The final day of service will be June 18, and the building is expected to reopen at the end of September. Any library holds that come in after June 20 can be picked up at Morningside Heights Library on Broadway. Other nearby library branches are the Harlem Library at 9 West 124th Street and Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library at 203 West 115th Street.

Popular programs HYPOTHEkids: Living Nature and Computer Basics: One-on-One Sessions will be held at Morningside Heights Library. Many virtual programs will continue during the library closure, so keep an eye on the George Bruce Library website.

Upcoming Events

Check the times for recurring virtual like Open Book Hours, the Teen Advisory Group, Family Storytime, Crochet & Chat, and more on the George Bruce Library's event listings.

Exhibitions and Resources

  • Happy Pride! The NYPL is celebrating with a wide array of events, book recommendations, exhibitions, and more. Check out the Pride Month resources.
  • The Banned Books Challenge is on! Read challenged books from around the country, starting with Malinda Lo's Last Night at the Telegraph Club, which is available as an e-book with no wait time.
  • Pick up free at-home COVID-19 tests at all NYPL locations.
  • Get learning resources for kids of all ages, educators, parents, and caregivers. Whether in person or online, the library connects you with after-school care, books, homework help, learning activities and tools, and much more.
  • Late fees are gone for good. Read up on how book return policies will work going forward.

The New York Public Library (NYPL) is a great resource for New Yorkers, offering virtual events, free online services, and a wide variety of support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Columbia Neighbors has partnered with the George Bruce Library on 125th Street to provide regular updates from library staff and highlight its fantastic offerings.

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