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Bedford Branch, Brooklyn Public Library

The first of the Brooklyn Public Libraries
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This is the first library opened in the Brooklyn Public Library System. It opened in 1897 in the former P.S. 3, a schoolhouse in a cornfield. After two other locations, it moved to its present 1905 Carnegie building. Today it is located across the street from the P.S. 3, and is host to many class trips as well as general community use.