HARLEM’S PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Harlem’s 10 public libraries, our neighborhood pillars of the New York Public Library system, offer an impressively diverse range of services and resources, far more than most community members realize.
Yes, today’s libraries still loan books, but check this out: adult literacy programs, art exhibits, video “gaming” sessions for teens, spoken-word cyphers, town hall meetings and other civic gatherings, dance performances, movie screenings, book clubs, e-book downloads, read-alouds for young children, professional development for educators, programs that train young people as researchers, computer classes for senior citizens, and financial-literacy workshops are among the many amazing, FREE opportunities offered by public libraries in our community.
How, you ask, do Harlem’s libraries manage to address so many different community needs? Well, it doesn’t hurt that they’re run by some of the most community-minded librarians in the world, many of whom cut their teeth in library-media services right here in Harlem.
We all should make time to discover, celebrate, and support the wonderful opportunities offered by and through Harlem’s libraries. In doing so, we can help our community better understand, appreciate, and make the most of these valuable learning resources and supports.
So, stop by a Harlem library, be awed by the bountiful resources, diverse programming, and impressive facilities you’ll find there. Then help spread the word!
Related: Visit Your Harlem Library Day
Harlem’s Public Libraries (from east to west)
Closed for renovations until early 2014.
Branch Manager: Velma Morton
Interim Branch Manager: Caroline Schill
Branch Manager: Donna Murphy
Library Director: Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Director of Education: Deirdre Hollman
Branch Manager: Jason Rogers
Interim Branch Manager: Jenee Russell
Branch Manager: Tequila Davis
Branch Manager: Yolounda Bennett-Reid
Branch Manager: Junelle Carter-Bowman
Morningside Heights Library – 2900 Broadway, between 113th and 114th) – Website
Branch Manager: Maggie Barbour