Sheepshead Bay Branch opened in 1903 after residents raised $200 as a contribution for maintenance. Located in a community named for a large saltwater fish found along the Atlantic coast, the library moved in 1925 to a Jerome Avenue and in 1952 to a new building on East 14th Street. The current building size is 7600 square-foot branch, at the same site, opened in 1963.
The Sheepshead Bay library was awarded by Charles H. Revson Foundation for outstanding service to the community in 2013.
The branch offers free exciting educational and recreational opportunities for personal growth:
ESOL – Citizenship test preparation class
Internet & Computer sessions for seniors
Poet Club of New York
Russian Literature Club
Nutrition and Emotional Wellness Club
Chess Workshops for All Ages
Preschool Storytime for children
Arts and Crafts for children
Afterschool Homework Help
Knitting & Crocheting Club
The Art of Sewing
Children, Teenagers and Adults are welcome to participate in the library’s Annual Talent Shows. Our goal is to help promote special talents for all ages. Feel free to share your special talent and become a celebrity in our community! Register Now for our next Annual Talent Show! Rehearsals are taking place on monthly basis.