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You can now follow NYPL on Foursquare and check in to your favorite Library. The location-based social network lets you connect with NYPL and its collections, programs, and services through tips at 90 libraries in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island.

NYPL Foursquare FAQ

What is Foursquare?


Foursquare is a location-based social network that lets you interact with friends and places directly from your mobile devices. You can learn more about the locations you visit, unlock specials and promotions, and earn badges by checking in on Foursquare.

For more information visit foursquare.com.

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What does “checking in” mean?


When visiting a NYPL neighborhood library, you can use your Foursquare mobile app to check in. By doing so, you earn points for each check-in, unlock badges including the Library’s Find the Future badge, and become eligible for special NYPL promotions. Follow NYPL on Foursquare to find out more.

Read the Foursquare FAQ for more information about check-ins

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What is a tip?

Tips are short bits of information shared by other Foursquare users at locations. When you check in, Foursquare will display a tip left by a friend or other user. Make sure you follow NYPL on Foursquare to see the Library’s latest tips.

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What is a mayor and how can I get “elected”?

The mayor of a venue on Foursquare is the user with the most number of days with check-ins in a 60-day period. Note that only one check-in a day counts toward mayorship. Often mayors get special privileges. At NYPL locations, mayors are entered into a drawing for tickets to a LIVE from the NYPL event and may sign up for a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Map Division.

Read the Foursquare FAQ for more information about mayors

Read the Official Rules for LIVE from the NYPL Ticket Drawings for Foursquare mayors

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What is a badge and how can I get one?

Badges are trophies that you can unlock on your explorations of places around the city. The badges are collected and displayed in your Foursquare Trophy Case.

You need to follow NYPL on Foursquare to be able to earn the Find the Future Centennial badge. Hint: Visit the 90 NYPL locations often and check in. The NYPL badge can be earned between March 30 and June 30, 2011 during business hours of the respective location. Note that only one check-in per day counts toward the badge. The free Foursquare Friends Membership is only available to residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.

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What is a special?

Specials are promotions that can be unlocked in a variety of ways. NYPL offers specials for mayors at all locations and frequency specials at select locations. Check in to find out where they are.

Read the Foursquare FAQ for more information about specials

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Which NYPL locations are participating?

You can earn the badge by checking in at the following NYPL locations on Foursquare:

Venue Name:

Venue URL:

New York Public Library - 58th Street Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/897294

New York Public Library - 67th Street Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/266595

New York Public Library - 96th Street Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/511119

New York Public Library - 115th Street Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/1029658

New York Public Library - 125th Street Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/13306678

New York Public Library - Aguilar Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/2261418

New York Public Library - Allerton Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/7368000

New York Public Library - Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/107320

New York Public Library - Baychester Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/13309141

New York Public Library - Battery Park City Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/721091

New York Public Library - Belmont Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/5076885

New York Public Library - Bloomingdale Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/147934

New York Public Library - Bronx Library Center

http://foursquare.com/venue/1208744

New York Public Library - Castle Hill Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/13309618

New York Public Library - Chatham Square Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/137406

New York Public Library - City Island Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/1853954

New York Public Library - Clason's Point Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/13310627

New York Public Library - Columbus Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/90007

New York Public Library - Countee Cullen Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/1060849

New York Public Library - Dongan Hills Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/7871308

New York Public Library - Eastchester Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/94411

New York Public Library - Edenwald Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/5389217

New York Public Library - Epiphany Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/380189

New York Public Library - Fort Washington Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/1590334

New York Public Library - Francis Martin Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/13310835

New York Public Library - George Bruce Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/6334770

New York Public Library - Grand Central Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/231626

New York Public Library - Grand Concourse Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/4431451

New York Public Library - Great Kills Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/2356727

New York Public Library - Hamilton Fish Park Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/232658

New York Public Library - Hamilton Grange Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/1740344

New York Public Library - Harlem Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/972076

New York Public Library - High Bridge Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/3511821

New York Public Library - Hudson Park Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/68159

New York Public Library - Huguenot Park

http://foursquare.com/venue/13979256

New York Public Library - Hunt's Point Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/4200492

New York Public Library - Inwood Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/252815

New York Public Library - Jefferson Market Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/418685

New York Public Library - Jerome Park Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/2339729

New York Public Library - Kingsbridge Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/5072220

New York Public Library - Kips Bay Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/246560

New York Public Library - Macomb's Bridge Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/13308439

New York Public Library - Melrose Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/13311353

New York Public Library - Mid-Manhattan Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/5209411

New York Public Library - Morningside Heights Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/432384

New York Public Library - Morris Park Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/7670084

New York Public Library - Morrisania Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/13469692

New York Public Library - Mosholu Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/1982091

New York Public Library - Mott Haven Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/3892845

New York Public Library - Muhlenberg Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/46302

New York Public Library - Mulberry Street Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/102411

New York Public Library - New Amsterdam Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/231000

New York Public Library - New Dorp Public Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/2108881

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (LPA)

http://foursquare.com/venue/532743

New York Public Library - Ottendorfer Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/721151

New York Public Library - Parkchester Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/451531

New York Public Library - Pelham Bay Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/9210326

New York Public Library - Port Richmond Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/13474136

New York Public Library - Richmondtown Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/5146732

New York Public Library - Riverdale Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/3969296

New York Public Library - Riverside Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/178427

New York Public Library - Roosevelt Island Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/7938031

New York Public Library - Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

http://foursquare.com/venue/69423

New York Public Library - Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL)

http://foursquare.com/venue/249237

New York Public Library - Sedgwick Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/5032016

New York Public Library - Seward Park Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/392525

New York Public Library - Soundview Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/1281013

New York Public Library - South Beach Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/13474469

New York Public Library - Spuyten Duyvil

http://foursquare.com/venue/9246695

New York Public Library - St. Agnes Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/973129

New York Public Library - St. George Library Center

http://foursquare.com/venue/1849727

New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

http://foursquare.com/venue/31643

New York Public Library - Terence Cardinal Cooke-Cathedral Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/162924

New York Public Library - Throg's Neck Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/8915371

New York Public Library - Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/5137307

New York Public Library - Tompkins Square Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/109290

New York Public Library - Tottenville Public Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/4931068

New York Public Library - Tremont Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/8053106

New York Public Library - Van Cortlandt Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/5811639

New York Public Library - Van Nest Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/13471751

New York Public Library - Wakefield Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/7424181

New York Public Library - Webster Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/404294

New York Public Library - West Farms Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/12038816

New York Public Library - West New Brighton Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/13474811

New York Public Library - Westchester Square Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/5943314

New York Public Library - Woodlawn Heights Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/1530516

New York Public Library - Woodstock Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/9471733

New York Public Library - Yorkville Library

http://foursquare.com/venue/84653

New York Public Library - Rose Main Reading Room

http://foursquare.com/venue/146032

New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, The Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division

http://foursquare.com/venue/400786

New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wertheim Study

http://foursquare.com/venue/7048791

New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos Forum

http://foursquare.com/venue/231960


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