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Brooklyn Public Library

BPL's new podcast series Borrowed and Banned tells the story of America's ideological war with its bookshelves. In seven episodes, we'll talk... more

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All for a Library Card

When a high school teacher in Norman, Oklahoma shared a QR code with her students that would grant them access... more

28 Sep 2023 · 27 minutes
Introducing: Borrowed and Banned

Last year, over 2,500 unique titles were challenged in libraries across the country. That’s the highest number in... more

18 Sep 2023 · 3 minutes
An Episode from Grown: Culture and Identity

We’re doing something a little bit different today and sharing an episode from a totally different podcast we love …... more

08 Sep 2023 · 29 minutes
Jay-Z at the Library

Over 14,000 patrons have signed up for their first library card since Jay-Z's exhibit came to Central Library in mid-July.... more

01 Sep 2023 · 7 minutes
Pathways to Leadership

Kesha Powell and Amen Emile have been working at BPL for over 20 years in various roles, from public safety... more

05 Jul 2023 · 13 minutes
Meet Our (Almost) Six-Year-Old Librarian

If you ask Hannah Jean what would be her greatest wish, she will say running Brooklyn Public Library. Last month,... more

14 Jun 2023 · 9 minutes
The Teens are Offline

Meet the Luddite Club, a group of library-loving, flip-phone-toting teenagers in Brooklyn who come together every week out... more

30 May 2023 · 13 minutes
Buscando Asilo

Este episodio es sobre los solicitantes de asilo en la ciudad de Nueva York. Estamos compartiendo estas narrativas personales con la... more

17 May 2023 · 24 minutes
Seeking Asylum

Asylum seekers continue to arrive in New York City. We look at how one faith-based organization is responding to... more

17 May 2023 · 24 minutes
A Place of Refuge

Last year, New York City began to see an increase in the number of migrants seeking asylum. The... more

18 Apr 2023 · 17 minutes
All for a Library Card