New York Public Library - Bloomingdale Library, New York City

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Branch History

Before the Revolutionary War, the Dutch who settled in the beautiful countryside, now known as the Upper West Side, called the area "Bloemendaal," meaning valley of flowers. Anglicized as Bloomingdale, this rural community was connected to the lower part of Manhattan by the Bloomingdale Road, its route largely echoed today by Broadway. In 1898, the community had its first library, the Bloomingdale Branch of the New York Free Circulating Library, which was consolidated in 1901 with The New York Public Library. Sixty years later, a new Bloomingdale library opened in a modern two-story building one block east of its original location. The Bloomingdale Library - spacious and wheelchair accessible - houses collections for adults and teenagers for borrowing on the ground floor. The children's collection shares the second floor with an auditorium used for library programs and community meetings.
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  • As someone who has been to the city and walked by the NYPL on 5th Avenue hundreds of times, this was finally the time I went inside and took a tour! I'm so glad that I did. The library building is...  more »
  • This place was high on my wish list of places to visit and it did not disappoint. As I was staying nearby I spend a couple of hours one morning with the intention of returning. The gift shop is not....  more »
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  • Haven’t been to this library in awhile. I went Wednesday and brought my laptop to use. At first I didn’t know where I could sit and be able to work and use an outlet. I went to the information desk and the guy came from around the desk to show me where I could use my computer. He could have just pointed me in the direction but I appreciate that he made the initiative to help me. The space is quiet and open. You sometimes forget that you are in a public library. I will now begin to come more often to this location.
  • Well that's my neighborhood library and I remember going there when my daughter was about 7 to 8yrs years of age to get videos and books. Very nice comfortable branch. Now they renovated it. Looks great, great customer service and pleasant. They have security on sight as well for your safety.

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