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Opening Date Named for Renovated Park Slope Public Library

PARK SLOPE — Dust off your library cards, Park Slope.

The Park Slope public library branch on Sixth Avenue and Ninth Street will reopen on Thursday, Sept. 13, following a lengthy renovation, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

The library closed in October 2009 for an overhaul. Originally the work was supposed to take about a year, but the project was delayed because the historic structure needed more work than originally anticipated, officials said. The library, initially financed by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, was built in 1906.

When it reopens, readers can expect a refurbished library with upgraded air conditioning, flooring, bookcases, and light fixtures. The library will also be more accessible for disabled people, with ramps, elevators and bathrooms designed specifically for wheelchairs.

Other new features will include free wi-fi, new printers, new reading spaces for kids, adults and teens, and a renovated multi-purpose room that the public can use for meetings.