6. Hudson Park Library, Manhattan
The Hudson Park Library located at 66 Leroy Street.
The Hudson Park Branch was built by the architectural firm of Carrere & Hastings in 1906. The L-shaped plan allows the library to have an entrance on Seventh Avenue South and on Leroy Street, next to the community recreation center swimming pool painted by Keith Haring. In 1920, Carrere & Hastings expanded the building eastward, adjacent to the seven-story brick building on the corner of Leroy Street and Seventh Avenue South.
The poet Marianne Moore worked as an assistant in this library from 1921 to 1925. In an eight-sided room, you will find a collection of reference materials including newspaper clippings and photographs, on life in the Village during the first half of the 20th century. On the lower floor, you will find an auditorium with a stage and seating for over 100 people. Additional renovations were made in 1939. The library falls within the Greenwich Village Historic District Extension (2010).