People come to the Jefferson Market Library for a wide variety of reasons: to sit and study in a beautiful, quiet space or to pickup their holds or to take a continuing education course in science, art and languages—these among many other reasons! Now you, the visitor to this historic NYPL branch library in Greenwich Village, can commemorate your visit because we now have the NYPL traveling photo booth!
The photo booth, previously at the Mid-Manhattan Library, offers patrons preselected options for what brings them to the Library—borrowing, exploring, learning, reading, researching, studying, visiting, writing—and where they are from—Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, outside the New York region. The photographs are sent to the email address provided to us and we hope our patrons will share the image, their library moment, with friends and family. It's fun and easy!
So far we've had kids and adults posing with their favorite book, tourists commemorating their visit and loyal library patrons showing their love and support to their favorite branch library!
Come on over and visit the Jefferson Market Library, take your picture, and share with others how you use the library. Share with us, too, on Instagram by using #NYPL and #NYPLPhotobooth hashtags. We will continue to highlight ones here on the Inside NYPL blog channel, and on Facebook and Twitter.
For a brief history of the photo booth and its inventor, Siberian immigrant Anatol Josepho (March 31, 1894 - December 1980), read this blog post written by Billy Parrott, Managing Librarian at Mid-Manhattan Library, Art and Picture Collections.