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Young Lions

The Young Lions is a membership group for New Yorkers in their 20s and 30s who are committed to supporting the work of the Library.

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The Young Lions is a membership group for New Yorkers in their 20s and 30s who are committed to lifelong learning and advancing the work of The New York Public Library. Members gain exclusive access to cocktail parties, forums, private tours of the Library’s collections, and the annual Young Lions Fiction Award ceremony. Young Lions provide critical funds to support The New York Public Library’s Book Fund, which provides free books and other essential resources to millions of New Yorkers.


Young Lion ($350–$749)

  • Invitations to Young Lions Forums and receptions, where authors and other cultural figures speak at the Library
  • Invitation to the Young Lions Fiction Award ceremony
  • Invitations to private, behind-the-scenes tours of the Library and its collections
  • Invitations to pre-release film screenings
  • Invitations to VIP exhibition openings
  • Invitations to lectures and tours presented by the Library's Friends program
  • Opportunity to purchase discounted tickets to the Young Lions Fiction Award Benefit
  • 46% savings on LIVE from the NYPL tickets
  • 10% discount at the Library’s Readers & Writers Shop
  • 10% discount at the 'wichcraft kiosk at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street

Young Lion Conservator ($750–$2,499)

All Young Lion benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to intimate Young Lion Conservator Salons, where members read highly anticipated books and meet renowned authors in private homes
  • Invitations to additional forums hosted by the Conservators, a membership program that invites celebrated intellectuals and writers to speak at the Library
  • Opportunity to purchase tickets to the annual Library Lions gala

Young Lion Conservator Family Membership ($1,500)

All Young Lion Conservator benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to Books & Boo, the annual Halloween family celebration
  • Four tickets to The New York Public Library's Family Benefit
  • A subscription to NYPL Kids!

Young Lion Tilden Conservator ($2,500–$4,999)

All Young Lion Conservator benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to the Tilden Breakfast series, where business leaders discuss their work in intimate settings
  • Invitation to the Tilden Holiday Toast, a holiday gathering and toast to writers, journalists, scholars, and Library curators

Young Lion Lenox Conservator ($5,000–$9,999)

All Young Lion Tilden Conservator benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to the Conservators Lenox and Astor Reading Groups, where distinguished authors discuss their favorite classics

Young Lion President's Council ($10,000 and above)

All Young Lion Lenox Conservator benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to the fall and spring President's Council dinners with notable authors and public figures
  • On request, a private tour of the Library's special collections or exhibitions Reserved seating at any public program for members and their guests

For more information, please contact the Young Lions Office at 212.930.0885 or at

Young Lions Committee

Sloane Crosley

Ben Loehnen

Rohit Singh

Thomas Anderman
Amanda McCormick Bacal
Emma Bloomberg
Nicholas T. Brown
Elizabeth Cebron
Bailey Eisen
Josh Elkes
Kristin Fisher
Emily Graff
Annie Harleman
Uzodinma Iweala
Andrew Klaber
Susan Verni Lazarus
Jennifer 8. Lee
Chloe Malle
Marisha Pessl
Vincent Piazza
Sangeetha Ramaswamy
Morwin Schmookler
Jessica Siebel
Andrew Ross Sorkin
Jessica S. Tisch
Cristina Alger Wang
Pamela Wasserstein
Ashley H. Wick

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