Please join us on March 16 at 10 AM to celebrate the grand opening of the Charleston Library with New York Public Library President Anthony Marx, Chief Operating Officer of the Library Iris Weinshall, Merryl and James Tisch Director of the New York Public Library Brian Bannon, Charleston Library Manager Jennifer Giordano, along with elected officials, and members of the community.
Plans for the 10,000-square-foot Charleston Library were informed by the Library’s “Building for You” engagement program, which solicited feedback from the community through public surveys and meetings to identify important amenities and services to the neighborhood. Features of the new, $17-million project also include:
- Flexible community spaces for a variety of uses
- Children’s room with computers, storytime area, stroller parking, and bathroom
- Teen room with computers and lounge space
- Adult reading room with computers, seats, park views
- On-site programs, classes, and workshops for all
- An entry plaza with bench seating
- Solar panel array on the roof, along with other energy saving measures, making it the first Net Zero library in New York City
- The artwork installation “Curiouser” by Mark Reigelman, commissioned by the Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art program
We hope you’ll be able to join us for this historic moment and welcome our newest branch, which will offer countless opportunities to our patrons and the Charleston community.