The 11 Most Beautiful Public Libraries in Brooklyn

Grand Army Plaza library

The American Library Association released its State of America’s Libraries report, including the books most frequently “challenged” by parents and administrators (number one? The Captain Underpants series), which got us thinking about all the beautiful public libraries around the borough in all their architecturally diverse glory—you know, just the exteriors, because we never actually go inside of libraries. Kidding! Here are 11 of our favorites, the most representative and distinctive we could find. (We’re not including the Grand Army Plaza on this list because, c’mon, obvs.) [photo]