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Support Literacy at the Library


Support Literacy at the Library

Sort and shelve books, prepare reserve items, weed out old circulations, and perform other vital book-related tasks. You’ll need to know how to alphabetize, and bending, stretching, and light lifting are all part of the job. New volunteers need to complete a library application onsite at the front desk.

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The New Utrecht branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) started out as the Free Library of the Town of Utrecht, founded by a literary club called the Winter Society in 1894. After joining BPL in 1901, the branch built its reputation as a vital resource in New Utrecht, gaining the continued support of stakeholders throughout the community. Today, the Library continues its pioneering role and offers a variety of youth and adult programs and technological and multilingual resources.