BROOKLYN — Six Brooklyn libraries will get $3.225 million for repairs and upgrades thanks to funding from Borough President Eric Adams.
The Brooklyn Public Library received the greatest allocation from the more than $8 million Adams’ office dedicated to cultural institutions and libraries for fiscal year 2016.
Renovations will take place at “in-need branches” such as Coney Island, where the library’s second floor will undergo a full makeover, according to Brett Robinson, executive vice president of finance and administration for the borough's libraries.
Other locations include Bed-Stuy’s Saratoga branch, Highlawn in Gravesend and East New York’s Spring Creek branch, which will all receive roof replacements.
At the Saratoga library on Thomas S. Boyland St., repairs will be made to address water damage from leaks, Robinson said.
“We’re very thankful for the funding as the largest single recipient,” Robinson said. “There’s a lot of competing needs out there.”
The timeline for construction is still being worked out, he said.
In addition to the money the Brooklyn Public Library received from the city, the organization has another estimated $300 million worth of repairs needed for branches’ basic infrastructure, Robinson said.