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The New York Public Library is giving away 500,000 books this summer – CNN

By Yenny Sanchez, CNN, Updated 8:37 AM ET, Sun June 19, 2022

The free books are available at any of the library’s 92 locations in Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island.

(CNN) New Yorkers of all ages can now treat their shelves to a new book.

The New York Public Library (NYPL) has announced that it will give away 500,000 books to city residents to keep as part of its “Summer at the Library Program.”

Its goal is to help kids, teens and adults build their home libraries, as well as keep youth productive through the summer break.

The books are available at any of the library’s 92 locations in Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island. Some locations will even offer Spanish, Chinese, and large print titles.

“New York City students and families have been through so much over the last two years. It’s critical that, during this period of recovery and renewal, our ecosystem of learning do all it can to support and engage them,” Brian Bannon, NYPL’s Merryl and James Tisch director of branch libraries and education, said in a statement earlier this month.

“Public libraries are uniquely positioned to do this while students are out of the classroom over the summer months, providing quality, free programs to engage their minds while also getting them excited about books, reading, learning, and their communities.”

Source: The New York Public Library is giving away 500,000 books this summer – CNN

Lou Reed Archive at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts | The New York Public Library

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is thrilled to announce that the Lou Reed Archive has been processed and is now available to users. The Lou Reed Archive documents the history of Reed’s life as a musician, composer, poet, writer, photographer, and tai-chi student through his own extensive papers, photographs, recordings and other materials. The archive spans Reed’s creative life—from his 1958 Freeport High School band, the Shades, to his final performances in 2013.

Source: Lou Reed Archive at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts | The New York Public Library

The Wondrous Complexity of the New York Public Library | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian

The main branch of the NYPL, located on Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan. (© The New York Public Library)
The main branch of the NYPL, located on Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan. (© The New York Public Library)

A new documentary captures the sweeping human impact of one of the country’s largest library systems

Source: The Wondrous Complexity of the New York Public Library | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian

NYPL’s Most Popular Check Outs of 2016 | The New York Public Library

Over 25 million items are circulated through our network of libraries each year, and among those items there are both expected front-runners and a few interesting surprises every year. For your perusal, we’ve compiled lists of the top books checked out systemwide and in The Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island in 2016.

Source: NYPL’s Most Popular Check Outs of 2016 | The New York Public Library

New York Public Library launches imprint to publish books inspired by its collections | Books | The Guardian

Excellent effort, no reason libraries cannot be publishers.. even local smaller libraries can do it, self-publish, etc.

Seeing the Lions at NYPL (Patience and Fortitude –not sure which is in the photo below) never fails to uplift my heart and soul, and if you’d like to know more about them, check out here:
The Library Lions


From colouring and picture books for children to work by adult authors including Maira Kalman, new project will celebrate the library’s role in the life of the city

Source: New York Public Library launches imprint to publish books inspired by its collections | Books | The Guardian