Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center

Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Exterior shot of Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center
Credit: © Michael Moran/OTTO

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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Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center is a 15,000-square-foot community library and hub for environmental awareness, activism, and education in the Brooklyn Public Library system. Program elements include reading rooms, dry/wet eco-labs, community event space and meeting rooms, staff spaces, and an extensive outdoor space. Landscapes are integrated into the building on three levels – bioswale and rock outcroppings at the street, a reading garden on the second, and a green roof on the third.

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.

It is also part of the "Building Capital: Value of Place" series showcasing places that play a vital role fostering community connections and local culture, telling the story of how the space was designed, built, and financed, how it’s being used, and how they contribute to the financial security and well-being of residents. Building Capital is the latest installment of OHNY’s Urban Systems program and is presented in partnership with Bloomberg Connects