Mckinley Park Library gets makeover, new funding for youth programs

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Officials cut the ribbon on a slate of renovations and other improvements made to the McKinley Park Library on June 15.

The McKinley Park branch, located near the corner of 68th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway in Dyker Heights, is now equipped with updated computers, an area reserved for teens, a new floor layout and new wired furniture throughout. The renovation also tripled the amount of public computers in the library, and added an abundance of new electrical outlets for visitors to charge personal devices on.

The renovations were funded by Assemblymember Peter Abbate, who allocated $200,000 in state funding for McKinley Park Library’s makeover. 

The pol, who represents a swath of southern Brooklyn including Dyker Heights, also set aside $100,000 to fund youth programming across all of the borough’s library branches. This funding will support literacy programs, Library Lab STEM programs, teen games, book clubs, and more.

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