Interior Shot of Adams Street. Image of bright
Credit: Gregg Richards

How can I get tickets? Entry to this location is free, but requires tickets distributed via lottery. Enter the lottery anytime between 12:00pm on Thursday, October 13 and 12:00pm on Friday, October 14.

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Join Brooklyn Public Library for a tour of Adams Street Library, the first new library built in Brooklyn since 1983. Designed by WORK Architecture Company (“WORKac”), and built by Shawmut Design & Construction, the modern, playful interior provides the perfect place to read, work, and gather with neighbors. Fronting Brooklyn Bridge Park, Adams Street Library offers stunning views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges and downtown Manhattan from 15-foot windows. The new library includes designated spaces for children and teens, flexible meeting rooms, and programming space with modern technology.

Masks are strongly encouraged.

This experience is offered during OHNY Weekend as a part of Radical Knowledge: Libraries as Community Catalysts, a series examining how libraries serve as both vibrant learning institutions and centers for their communities, providing physical and virtual spaces to enrich civic life, expand economic opportunity, and improve the quality of place and quality of life for New Yorkers.

Radical Knowledge is produced in partnership with Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Public Library.