Brooklyn Public Library, Amadu B Wagie in Brooklyn, New York (NY)

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Brooklyn Public Library, Amadu B Wagie
Employer Identification Number (EIN)111904261
Name of OrganizationBrooklyn Public Library
Secondary NameAmadu B Wagie
In Care of NameVintress Brown
Address1 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238-5611
ActivitiesLibrary
SubsectionEducational Organization
Ruling Date10/1959
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public
OrganizationCorporation
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period06/2012
Assets$50,000,000 to greater
Income$50,000,000 to greater
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$91,717,754
Amount of Income$146,787,363
Form 990 Revenue Amount$107,433,968
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Educational Institutions and Related Activities:


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Amount of income in 2012: $146,787,363
Brooklyn Public Library, Amadu B Wagie: 

 $146,787,363
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $344,470

Assets in 2012: $91,717,754
This organization: 

 $91,717,754
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $930,688

Expenses in 2007: $103,002,613
Brooklyn Public Library, Amadu B Wagie: 

 $103,002,613
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $2,655,592

Income to expenses ratio in 2007: 1.1
This organization: 

 1.1
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 1.1

Expenses allocated to program services in 2007: 91.6%
This organization: 

 91.6%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 89.3%

Number of employees in 2007: 1,612
This organization: 

 1,612
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 53

Employees paid over $50,000 in 2007: 19.9%
Brooklyn Public Library, Amadu B Wagie: 

 19.9%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 11.3%

Grants share in income in 2007: 94.8%
Brooklyn Public Library, Amadu B Wagie: 

 94.8%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 80.9%

Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2007

Assets at end of 2007

Expenses for 2007

Functional Expenses for 2007 ($)

Income-Producing Activities for 2007

Revenue, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets or Fund Balances
200220062007
Total revenue$79,362,014$100,229,134$110,718,580
Contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts received$76,814,876$93,903,989$104,931,668
Contributions to donor advised funds$0$0
Direct public support$1,992,166$0$0
Indirect public support$3,930,983$3,196,158$4,197,833
Government contributions (grants)$70,891,727$90,707,831$100,733,835
Program service revenue including government fees and contracts$2,184,553$2,009,692$2,329,971
Membership dues and assessments$0$0$0
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments$0$138,201$138,150
Dividends and interest from securities$391,164$2,665,063$2,911,506
Net rental income or (loss)$600$0$0
Gross rents$600$0$0
Less: rental expenses$0$0$0
Other investment income$0$0$0
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory$-269,776$1,191,497$14,950
Gross amount from sales of assets other than inventory$59,866,815$98,715,398$104,386,780
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses$60,136,591$97,523,901$104,371,830
Net income or (loss) from special events and activities$-22,101$0$0
Gross revenue$50,380$0$0
Less: direct expenses other than fundraising expenses$72,481$0$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory$0$0$0
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$0$0$0
Less: cost of goods sold$0$0$0
Other revenue$262,698$320,692$392,335
Total expenses$77,750,138$96,726,353$103,002,613
Program services$71,783,989$89,338,296$94,396,777
Management and general$5,174,099$6,031,806$7,220,195
Fundraising$792,050$1,356,251$1,385,641
Payments to affiliates$0$0$0
Net assets or fund balances at end of year$20,703,930$37,576,804$43,870,574
Excess or (deficit) for the year$1,611,876$3,502,781$7,715,967
Net assets or fund balances at beginning of year$18,928,512$33,074,079$37,576,804
Other changes in net assets or fund balances$163,542$999,944$-1,422,197
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2007)
TotalProgram servicesManagement and generalFundraising
Total functional expenses$103,002,613$94,396,777$7,220,195$1,385,641
Grants paid from donor advised funds$0
Other grants and allocations$0
Specific assistance to individuals$0
Benefits paid to or for members$0
Compensation of current officers, directors, key employees, etc.$612,948$300,007$301,044$11,897
Compensation of former officers, directors, key employees, etc.$105,799$0$105,799$0
Compensation and other distributions, not included above, to disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B)$0$0$0$0
Salaries and wages of employees not included above$54,104,366$51,288,129$2,242,949$573,288
Pension plan contributions not included above$4,765,473$4,477,545$197,268$90,660
Employee benefits not included above$12,136,151$11,379,823$632,152$124,176
Payroll taxes$4,661,164$4,394,924$218,342$47,898
Professional fundraising fees$0$0$0$0
Accounting fees$0$0$0$0
Legal fees$0$0$0$0
Supplies$2,442,493$1,921,684$404,809$116,000
Telephone$2,222,806$2,142,402$80,244$160
Postage and shipping$485,496$438,626$13,205$33,665
Occupancy$2,175,870$402,790$1,773,039$41
Equipment rental and maintenance$1,250,602$1,149,629$83,552$17,421
Printing and publications$104,313$73,677$16,737$13,899
Travel$367,514$341,905$24,838$771
Conferences, conventions, and meetings$0$0$0$0
Interest$0$0$0$0
Depreciation, depletion, etc.$1,461,795$1,461,795$0$0
Other expenses not covered above$16,105,823$14,623,841$1,126,217$355,765
Balance Sheets
200220062007
Total assets$31,028,420$52,434,002$61,582,856
Cash - non-interest-bearing$625,287$18,225$15,897
Savings and temporary cash investments$1,163,407$2,952,508$3,221,935
Accounts receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0$0
Pledges receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$613,820$0$779,150
Grants receivable$4,330,406$6,544,175$5,003,644
Receivables from current and former officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0$0
Receivables from other disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B)$0$0
Other notes and loans receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0$0
Inventories for sale or use$0$0$0
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$190,196$102,897$752,330
Investments - publicly-traded securities$31,537,757$35,161,550
Investments - other securities$18,981,108$0$0
Investments - land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$0$0$0
Investments - other$0$0$0
Land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$3,135,929$10,522,125$16,556,007
Other assets, including program-related investments$1,988,267$756,315$92,343
Total liabilities$10,324,490$14,857,198$17,712,282
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$10,324,490$14,857,198$17,712,282
Grants payable$0$0$0
Deferred revenue$0$0$0
Loans from officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0$0
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0$0$0
Mortgages and other notes payable$0$0$0
Other liabilities$0$0$0
Total liabilities and net assets/fund balances$31,028,420$52,434,002$61,582,856
Total net assets or fund balances$20,703,930$37,576,804$43,870,574
Reconciliation of Revenue per Audited Financial Statements With Revenue per Return
200220062007
Total revenue$0$100,229,134$110,718,580
Total revenue, gains, and other support per audited financial statements$0$135,996,213$144,858,211
Other expenses$0$35,972,079$34,380,631
Net unrealized gains on investments$0$999,944$-1,422,197
Donated services and use of facilities$0$34,972,135$35,802,828
Recoveries of prior year grants$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0
Other revenue$0$205,000$241,000
Investment expenses$0$205,000$241,000
Other$0$0$0
Reconciliation of Expenses per Audited Financial Statements With Expenses per Return
200220062007
Total expenses$0$96,726,353$103,002,613
Total expenses and losses per audited financial statements$0$131,493,488$138,564,441
Other revenue$0$34,972,135$35,802,828
Donated services and use of facilities$0$34,972,135$35,802,828
Prior year adjustments$0$0$0
Losses$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0
Other expenses$0$205,000$241,000
Investment expenses$0$205,000$241,000
Other$0$0$0
Current Officers, Directors, Trustees, and Key Employees
Average hours per week devoted to positionCompensationContributions to employee benefit plans & deferred compensation plansExpense account and other allowances
35$237,933$18,785$1,861
35$193,974$26,540$3,898
35$181,040$18,769$995
Total number of officers, directors, and trustees permitted to vote on organization business at board meetings32
Are any officers, directors, trustees, or key employees listed in Form 990, Part V-A, or highest compensated employees listed in Schedule A, Part I, or highest compensated professional and other independent contractors listed in Schedule A, Part II-A or II-B, related to each other through family or business relationships?Yes
Do any officers, directors, trustees, or key employees listed in Form 990, Part V-A, or highest compensated employees listed in Schedule A, Part I, or highest compensated professional and other independent contractors listed in Schedule A, Part II-A or II-B, receive compensation from any other organizations, whether tax exempt or taxable, that are related to the organization?No
Does the organization have a written conflict of interest policy?Yes
Former Officers, Directors, Trustees, and Key Employees That Received Compensation or Other Benefits
Loans and AdvancesCompensationContributions to employee benefit plans & deferred compensation plansExpense account and other allowances
$0$105,799$18,489$0
Other Information
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year covered by this return, and has it filed a tax return on Form 990-T for this year?No
Was there a liquidation, dissolution, termination, or substantial contraction during the year?No
Is the organization related (other than by association with a statewide or nationwide organization) through common membership, governing bodies, trustees, officers, etc., to any other exempt or nonexempt organization?Yes
Direct and indirect political expenditures$0
Did the organization file Form 1120-POL for this year?No
Were substantially all dues nondeductible by members?
Did the organization make only in-house lobbying expenditures of $2,000 or less?
Dues, assessments, and similar amounts from members$0
Section 162(e) lobbying and political expenditures$0
Aggregate nondeductible amount of section 6033(e)(1)(A) dues notices$0
Taxable amount of lobbying and political expenditures$0
Does the organization elect to pay the section 6033(e) tax on the amount above?
If section 6033(e)(1)(A) dues notices were sent, does the organization agree to add the amount above to its reasonable estimate of dues allocable to nondeductible lobbying and political expenditures for the following tax year?
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities$0
At any time during the year, did the organization, directly or indirectly, own a controlled entity within the meaning of section 512(b)(13)?No
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4911$0
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4912$0
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4955$0
Did the organization engage in any section 4958 excess benefit transaction during the year or did it become aware of an excess benefit transaction from a prior year?No
Amount of tax imposed on the organization managers or disqualified persons during the year under sections 4912, 4955, and 4958$0
Amount of tax above, reimbursed by the organization$0
At any time during the tax year, was the organization a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction?No
Did the organization acquire a direct or indirect interest in any applicable insurance contract?No
Did the supporting organization, or a fund maintained by a sponsoring organization, have excess business holdings at any time during the year?No
Number of employees employed in the pay period that includes March 12, 20061,612
Analysis of Income-Producing Activities (for 2007)
Unrelated business incomeExcluded by section 512, 513, or 514Related or exempt function income
Business codeAmountExclusion codeAmount
Total$0$3,456,941$2,329,971
Program service revenue
Program service revenue 1000000$000$0$1,579,298
Program service revenue 2000000$000$0$332,348
Program service revenue 3000000$000$0$297,167
Program service revenue 4000000$000$0$65,898
Program service revenue 5000000$000$0$55,260
Medicare/Medicaid payments000000$000$0$0
Fees and contracts from government agencies000000$000$0$0
Membership dues and assessments000000$000$0$0
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments000000$0Dividends, interest, payments with respect to securities loans, annuities, income from notional principal contracts, loan commitment fees, and other substantially similar income from ordinary and routine investments excluded by section 512(b)(1)$138,150$0
Dividends and interest from securities000000$0Dividends, interest, payments with respect to securities loans, annuities, income from notional principal contracts, loan commitment fees, and other substantially similar income from ordinary and routine investments excluded by section 512(b)(1)$2,911,506$0
Net rental income or (loss) from real estate
debt-financed property000000$000$0$0
not debt-financed property000000$000$0$0
Net rental income or (loss) from personal property000000$000$0$0
Other investment income000000$000$0$0
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory000000$0Gain (or loss, to the extent allowed) from the sale of investments and other non-inventory property and from certain property acquired from financial institutions that are in conservatorship or receivership (sections 512(b)(5) and 512(b)(16)(A))$14,950$0
Net income or (loss) from special events000000$000$0$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory000000$000$0$0
Other revenue000000$0Section 501(c)(3) organization - Income from an activity carried on primarily for the convenience of the organization's members, students, patients, visitors, officers, or employees (hospital parking lot or museum cafeteria, for example) (section 513(a)(2))$392,335$0
Information Regarding Taxable Subsidiaries and Disregarded Entities (for 2007)
EIN of corporation, partnership, or disregarded entityPercentage of ownership interestTotal incomeEnd-of-year assets
0000000000%$0$0
0000000000%$0$0
0000000000%$0$0
0000000000%$0$0
Compensation of the Five Highest Paid Employees Other Than Officers, Directors, and Trustees (for 2007)
CompensationContributions to employee benefit plans & deferred compensationExpense account and other allowances
$161,838$30,213$0
$170,731$20,659$0
$141,462$18,387$0
$133,691$17,400$0
$131,919$17,244$0
Total number of other employees paid over $50,000312
Statements About Activities (for 2007)
Expenses paid or incurred in connection with the lobbying activities$165,804
Did the organization receive or hold an easement for conservation purposes, including easements to preserve open space, the environment, historic land areas or historic structures?No
Did the organization provide credit counseling, debt management, credit repair, or debt negotiation services?No
Did the organization maintain any donor advised funds?No
Did the organization make any taxable distributions under section 4966?No
Did the organization make a distribution to a donor, donor advisor, or related person?No
Enter the total number of donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year$0
Enter the aggregate value of assets held in all donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year$0
Enter the total number of separate funds or accounts owned at the end of the tax year (excluding donor advised funds included above) where donors have the right to provide advice on the distribution or investment of amounts in such funds or accounts$0
Enter the aggregate value of assets held in all funds or accounts included above at the end of the tax year$0
Reason for Non-Private Foundation Status
The organization is not a private foundation because it isOrganization that receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public
Support Schedule
200120052006
Total$63,435,376$94,142,983$100,687,385
Gifts, grants, and contributions received$60,681,965$89,999,283$95,587,570
Membership fees received$0$0$0
Gross receipts from admissions, merchandise sold or services performed, or furnishing of facilities in any activity that is related to the organization's charitable, etc., purpose$2,037,358$1,857,251$2,009,692
Gross income from interest, dividends, amounts received from payments on securities loans (section 512(a)(5)), rents, royalties, and unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 taxes) from businesses acquired by the organization after June 30, 1975$690,494$2,286,449$2,769,431
Net income from unrelated business activities not included above$0$0$0
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to it or expended on its behalf$0$0$0
The value of services or facilities furnished to the organization by a governmental unit without charge. Do not include the value of services or facilities generally furnished to the public without charge$0$0$0
Other income$25,559$0$320,692
Lobbying Expenditures by Electing Public Charities (for 2007)
Total exempt purpose expenditures$0
Total lobbying expenditures$0
Total lobbying expenditures to influence public opinion (grassroots lobbying)$0
Total lobbying expenditures to influence a legislative body (direct lobbying)$0
Other exempt purpose expenditures$0
Lobbying nontaxable amount$0
Grassroots nontaxable amount$0
Statements Regarding Other IRS Filings and Tax Compliance (for 2012)
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year?Yes
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities $0
Gross income from members or shareholders$0
Gross income from other sources$0
Statement of Revenue (for 2012)
Total revenue$107,433,968
Contributions, Gifts, Grants and Other Similar Amounts$102,525,696
Program Service Revenue$2,749,225
Other Revenue
Investment income (including dividends, interest, and other similar amounts)$1,036,385
Income from investment of tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalties$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sales of assets other than inventory$1,096,022
Gross amount from sales of assets other than inventory (Securities / Other)$40,395,160 / $0
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses (Securities / Other)$39,299,138 / $0
Gain or (loss) (Securities / Other)$1,096,022 / $0
Net loss from fundraising events$-3,977
Gross income from fundraising events$50,280
Less: direct expenses$54,257
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous Revenue$30,617
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2012)
Total functional expenses$102,805,172
Compensation of current officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$801,051
Other salaries and wages$51,953,958
Payroll taxes$4,817,623
Professional fundraising services$0
Other$45,232,540
Balance Sheet (for 2012)
Total assets$91,717,754
Total liabilities$40,699,443
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$0
Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties$0
Other$40,699,443
Total net assets or fund balances$51,018,311
Retained earnings, endowment, accumulated income, or other funds$0
Reason for Public Charity Status (for 2012)
The organization is not a private foundation because it is:An organization that normally receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public described in section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Support Schedule for Organizations Described in Sections 170(b)(1)(A)(iv) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (for 2012)
2008 - 2012 Total
Total Support$519,481,758
Gifts, grants, contributions, and membership fees received$512,857,301
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to or expended on its behalf$0
The value of services or facilities furnished by a governmental unit to the organization without charge$0
Gross income from interest, dividends, payments received on securities loans, rents, royalties and income from similar sources$6,624,457
Gross receipts from related activities, etc.$12,359,100
Organizations performing similar types of work
IdNameAddressStateEstablishedTotal Income
1Brooklyn Public Library, Amadu B Wagie1 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238-5611NY1959-10$146,787,363
2Enoch Pratt Free Library Of Baltimore City400 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201-4401MD1976-06$39,902,600
3Pueblo City-County Library District100 E Abriendo Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004-4232CO1976-12$8,562,861
4Crandall Library251 Glen Street City Park, Glens Falls, NY 12801NY1955-02$3,885,219
5Martin Library Association159 E Market St, York, PA 17401-1221PA1942-11$3,152,321
6Woburn Public Library45 Pleasant St, Woburn, MA 01801-4196MA1934-12$1,737,343
7Gloucester Lyceum And Sawyer Free Library2 Dale Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-5906MA1949-09$1,635,835
8West Falmouth Library IncorporatedPO BOX 1209, West Falmouth, MA 02574-1209MA1957-02$535,657
9Waverly Free Library18 Elizabeth St, Waverly, NY 14892-1311NY1979-12$255,836
10Naples Public Library940 Roosevelt Trail, Naples, ME 04055ME1992-05$131,254
11Connetquot Public Library760 Ocean Ave, Bohemia, NY 11716-3630NY1981-03$5,597,366
12Haverstraw Kings Daughters Public Library10 W Ramapo Rd, Garnerville, NY 10923-2011NY1961-01$5,180,859
13Bryant Library2 Paper Mill Rd, Roslyn, NY 11576-2133NY1947-09$4,663,269
14Great Neck Library159 Bayview Ave, Great Neck, NY 11023-1938NY1967-10$4,222,695
15Oceanside Library30 Davison Ave, Oceanside, NY 11572-2237NY1979-05$4,184,581
16Port Jefferson Free Library100 Thompson St, Prt Jefferson, NY 11777-1819NY1972-12$3,947,914
17Riverhead Free Library330 Court St, Riverhead, NY 11901-2816NY1959-09$3,726,985
18Guilderland Public Library2228 Western Ave, Guilderland, NY 12084-9701NY1964-07$3,366,304
19Cutchogue New Suffolk Free LibraryPO BOX 935, Cutchogue, NY 11935-0935NY1980-03$3,260,110
20Nyack Library59 S Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960-3834NY1991-01$3,119,365
21Cold Spring Harbor Library95 Harbor Rd, Cold Spg Hbr, NY 11724-1511NY1988-02$2,521,773
22Patterson Library40 S Portage St, Westfield, NY 14787-1460NY1945-07$2,255,682
23Hampton Library In Bridgehampton IncPO BOX 3025, Bridgehampton, NY 11932-3025NY1943-09$1,755,978
24Penfield Public Library1985 Baird Road, Penfield, NY 14526-1554NY1994-12$1,719,943
25Nioga Library System6575 Wheeler Rd, Lockport, NY 14094-9416NY1962-06$1,627,602
26Locust Valley Library170 Buckram Rd, Locust Valley, NY 11560-1925NY1965-11$1,539,942
27Fayetteville Free Library300 Orchard St, Fayetteville, NY 13066-2120NY1949-03$1,530,327
28Hendrick Hudson Free Library185 Kings Ferry Rd, Montrose, NY 10548-1236NY1967-01$1,508,609
29Mohawk Valley Library System, Na Na858 Duanesburg Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306NY1965-06$1,497,430
30Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System106 W 5th St, Jamestown, NY 14701-5014NY1972-02$1,430,529
Number of organizations performing similar types of work
Alabama6
Arkansas4
Arizona4
California15
Colorado2
Connecticut30
Delaware4
Florida11
Georgia4
Iowa6
Idaho3
Illinois7
Indiana12
Kansas5
Kentucky6
Louisiana2
Massachusetts32
Maryland5
Maine32
Michigan11
Minnesota5
Missouri3
Mississippi2
Montana1
North Carolina11
Nebraska4
New Hampshire4
New Jersey20
New Mexico1
Nevada1
New York132
Ohio19
Oklahoma7
Oregon4
Pennsylvania94
Rhode Island15
South Carolina4
South Dakota2
Tennessee3
Texas13
Utah1
Virginia14
Vermont15
Washington4
Wisconsin3
West Virginia2
Wyoming1
International1
Total587

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