11. Stapleton Branch Library, Staten Island

The Stapleton Branch library was built by the architectural firm of Carrere & Hastings in 1907. Located at 132 Canal Street on Staten Island, the building is almost identical to the Port Richmond branch, with a symmetrical layout, entrance portico, Tuscan columns and arched windows. In need of extensive renovation, the library closed in 2010 and reopened in June of 2013, doubling its size after a $15 million dollar renovation. The building is not landmarked.