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Sunday Library Hours Will Return in Phases in Brooklyn

The Central Library and Kings Highway branch will resume Sunday service on July 14.
Patrons chat with librarians at the Pacific Library.

With the passage of the city's fiscal 2025 budget that restored funding to libraries, the Brooklyn Public Library announced it will resume its seven-day service in phases.

Beginning on July 14, the Central Library and Kings Highway branch will be open on Sunday, according to a press release. 

Meanwhile, the Borough Park, Brooklyn Heights, Greenpoint, Macon, Midwood and New Lots library branches will resume Sunday service on August 4.

The City Council on Sunday passed a $112.4 billion budget, which included $58 million so that libraries can be open on the weekends. 

"... we know that our libraries provide a lifeline to countless communities in so many ways," New York City Mayor Eric Adams said at a press conference on Monday.

Linda E. Johnson, president and chief executive officer of the Brooklyn Public Library, said she was "immensely grateful" to elected officials for restoring library funding.

“These crucial operating dollars will enable us to reinstate Sunday service and resume the programs and services the public depends on," she said through a statement on Monday. "With a major portion of the funds included as baseline funding, our institution can more effectively plan for the future, providing staff and patrons with continuity and a renewed sense of stability. Thank you to every New Yorker, including the 30,000 Brooklynites who took the time to write to their elected officials in support of libraries."