On Wednesday, the Brooklyn Public Library will celebrate the reopening of the Coney Island branch. The Coney Island Library was the most severely flooded and damaged branch in Brooklyn, and much of its structure and facilities had to be replaced or renovated. The new and improved branch contains innovative design features as well as new technology and more public space. The five other BPL branches damaged by Hurricane Sandy reopened earlier this year – Sheepshead Bay, Gravesend, Brighton Beach, Red Hook and Gerritsen Beach.
The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. with present dignitaties including State Sen. Diane Savino and Council Members Domenic Recchia and Vincent Gentile; Brooklyn Public Library President & CEO Linda E. Johnson and Coney Island community members and branch staff. The library is located at 1901 Mermaid Avenue.