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The New York Public Library will be closed August 30th through September 1st in observance of Labor Day.

Persons Without Homes

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The New York Public Library can make arrangements to provide the following services to shelters:

  • Deposit Collections of Books
  • Read Aloud Programs for Children in Shelters
  • "Read-to-me" Programs at Libraries with Children from Shelters
  • Library Orientations at Shelters and Branches
  • Book Talks at Shelters for Men and/or Women

The New York Public Library provides books and other informational materials on access to shelter and housing in New York City. 

For information about these services, contact the Office of Community Outreach at 212.592.7704 or contact your closest library branch www.nypl.org/locations for assistance.

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