RED HOOK — The Red Hook Public Library is reopening in April after months of renovation, according to a library spokesman.
The library closed in November after Hurricane Sandy caused about $750,000 worth of damage, said Spokesman Jason Carey, in an email.
Red Hook Library will reopen on April 2 at 1 p.m., according to the Brooklyn Public Library’s Facebook page.
After Sandy, the Red Hook branch required extensive renovation, including replacement of damaged flooring, library equipment and books, said Carey.
It was even used as a warming center in the days after the storm, he said.
These libraries, including Red Hook, organized bookmobile services while they were closed.
Renovations will also bring a new community art area to the library.
The branch is working with Spaceworks, a real estate intermediary that helps create long-term and permanent studio and rehearsal spaces for artists in the city.
The space will allow local artists to use the branch and provide education arts programing, said Carey.