Macon Branch Library

361 Lewis Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11233

About the Library:
Two thousand people gathered to open the Macon Branch in 1907, the 11th Carnegie library in Brooklyn. The two-story Classical Revival red brick library retains its original fireplaces, oak paneling, alcoves, and wooden benches. To author John Steptoe (1950-1989), who wrote his first book, Stevie, at 16, said he wrote because of the "... great and disastrous need for books that black children could honestly relate to"-- Macon was home.
Macon also has a circulation collection of information about the neighborhood. "Preserving Footsteps," has books concerning the history, famous locations and current situation of the neighborhood.
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