Open-air pop-up reading rooms? See how the Brooklyn Public Library partnered with leading community organizations to bring the library to the streets.
About Nicholas Higgins
Nicholas Higgins is the Director of Outreach Services at Brooklyn Public Library (BPL), where he oversees a unique suite of services including, services for older adults, correctional services, immigrant services and outreach to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. From 2009 to 2013, he oversaw The New York Public Library’s Correctional Services Department, developing several new programs, including mobile libraries at city jails, an early literacy and book-recording program for incarcerated parents, and "Library School," a 12-week literature class offered for men in federal prison. Nick began his career in 2006 at BPL, delivering targeted library services to children with disabilities, war veterans, job seekers and formerly incarcerated Brooklynites, while serving as librarian and Manager of Volunteer Resources. He received a MLS from the Pratt Institute and a BA in British Literature from Hunter College.