The Brooklyn Public Library is considering closing some lesser-used branches and other options to help to pay for upgrades throughout the system.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the library has outlined numerous goals to improve and streamline the system. It wants to provide more resources for immigrants and poor families and add studio space for artists.
The paper says the library on Tuesday will unveil its newest flagship space at the main branch. It contains iMacs loaded with creative software and a 36-seat classroom where an arts group will offer classes in digital photography, podcasting and short-form video techniques.
The library's strategic plan also calls for possibly closing library branch buildings that are run down, far from commercial strips or difficult to reach.