As the nation’s 6th largest public library system with a network of 60 Neighborhood libraries, BPL is committed to providing the borough’s 2.6 million people quality services and a vibrant learning environment through outreach programs, educational workshops and youth services events.
Serving My Community
The American Library Association’s 2014 Public Library Data Service Statistical Report ranked BPL third in the nation among public libraries for public programs offered and program attendance. In 2016, BPL was awarded an IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for museum and libraries, in large part due to the work of its Outreach Services department and its efforts to serve Brooklyn’s most vulnerable populations.
Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program (BCAP) offers summer programs for youth based on a collaboration of six cultural institutions in the heart of Brooklyn: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Park Alliance and Prospect Park Zoo, plus our 2021 guest partner, Brooklyn Navy Yard. Adventurers take part in fun, hands-on experiences that weave connections between art, world culture, literature, history, nature, technology, and science.
Due to the ongoing risk of the coronavirus pandemic, BCAP will not be in-person this summer. We were sad to make this decision, but felt it was the right choice to make to ensure our staff, our campers, and their families are safe for years to come.
We are excited to keep exploring the amazing cultural opportunities Brooklyn has to offer this summer in new ways! The BCAP team is currently planning some unique experiences for the summer of 2021, including virtual and in-person events.