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Who Needs a Date? This Valentine’s Day, Love a Library

Feb 14, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Brooklyn Public Library for community & volunteer events throughout the borough, or sign up for a “Blind Date with a Book”

WHAT: “Love a Library Day” with Brooklyn Public Library will include the following activities and events:

Central Branch, Kings Bay, Sunset Park and Kensington Branch will host Project Runway-inspired events for area kids;
New Lots Branch will host a revitalization day with community members, which will include reorganizing books, painting and cleaning;
“Blind Date with a Book” tables on display through the end of February in ten branches, including:
Sunset Park; Bay Ridge; Park Slope; Red Hook; Windsor Terrace; Dekalb; Cortelyou; New Lots’ Midwood

WHEN: Saturday, February 14th

WHERE: Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238

WHO: Lovebirds, Brooklynites, BPL leadership

BACKGROUND: This Valentine’s Day, who needs a date when you can love your local library? Brooklyn Public Library is partnering with New York Cares for the fourth year to bring some of the season’s good will into the doors of Brooklyn Public Library. In addition to participating in fun volunteer and community events throughout the borough, Brooklynites who want to show their love for BPL can head to one of the six “blind date with a book” displays around the system: local librarians, some of the most expert match-makers in our communities, will wrap select books in paper— writing out just a few teasers about what’s inside (“strong female lead” or “magic!”). Adventurous readers can check out the book knowing only what’s been written about it, and voila! Instant love match.

About Brooklyn Public Library
Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is an independent library system for the 2.5 million residents of Brooklyn. It is the fifth largest library system in the United States with 60 neighborhood libraries located throughout the borough. BPL offers free programs and services for all ages and stages of life, including a large selection of books in more than 30 languages, author talks, literacy programs and public computers. BPL’s eResources, such as eBooks and eVideos, catalog information and free homework help, are available to customers of all ages 24 hours a day at our website: www.bklynlibrary.org.


Feb 14, 2015
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Brooklyn Public Library, Central, Plaza
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, United States