The Bay Ridge Library is getting a new roof!
Borough President Adams and Councilman Vincent Gentile (D–Bay Ridge) have allocated money from their capital budgets to re-top the Ridge Boulevard literature lender.
“If it’s a good day for cultural institutions, and it’s a good day for libraries, and those cultural institutions and libraries happen to be in Brooklyn, then it’s a good day for Brooklyn. I’m really excited about the new roof we’re putting here at the Bay Ridge Library,” said Gentile.
The borough’s booster-in-cheif bequeathed $500,000 to the bibliotheque, and Gentile kicked in another $200,000 from his capital budget.
The Adams and the Brooklyn Public Library worked together to identify capital projects the Beep could fund, a Borough Hall spokesman said.
A library has existed on the site since 1896, but the current building was erected in 1960. In 2004, the library underwent a $2.4 million renovation that included a new roof, a library spokeswoman said. It was not immediately clear why a new roof is necessary.