Kat Savage, Brooklyn Public Library

Tell us a little bit about the Adams Street, Brooklyn Public Library.

Adams Street Library is BPL’s 60th and first new branch built since 1983. The library serves all New Yorkers and visitors but especially the Vinegar Hill, DUMBO and Farragut communities. The new library is located on the ground floor of a former factory building at 9 Adams St, fronting Brooklyn Bridge Park with stunning views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges and downtown Manhattan.

Adams Street Library offers 6,565 square feet of space, with library materials, meeting rooms, facilities and programming areas for children, teens and adults.

How long have you been based in DUMBO?

We opened in October 2021 – the first addition to Brooklyn Public Library’s branches in over 35 years, and the first time this neighborhood has had a public library branch of its own.

What artists are you excited to see at the 2022 DUMBO Open Studios?

I’m looking forward to checking out the material explorations of N. Dash, the photography of Philip Greenberg, and the architectural interventions of Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong. 

Anything else you’d like to share with visitors to the 2022 DUMBO Open Studios?

We’re looking forward to visiting the buildings featured in Open Studios and discovering local artists!

On April 23rd we’ll be hosting two events around DUMBO:
– 10am The Big Question: What does this feel like? Sensory STEM workshop for 0-3-year-olds and caregivers in Commodore Barry Park
– 2pm Earth Day Storytime at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pebble Beach


Learn more: Adams Street Library