Exercise Your Mind at the Library

Are you looking to start a new chapter in 2020?


Here's a no-sweat resolution for 2020.

Drop and give us 20...
minutes of reading every day

Start 2020 off right! 

Get a library card! Join The New York Public Library today! Enrollment is free.  Offer never ends!  

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Train with our experts. Get book recommendations, take free classes, and more. 

Your brain will thank you.


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Get a Library Card

Any person who lives, works, attends school or pays property taxes in New York State is eligible to receive a New York Public Library card free of charge. With your free library card, you can borrow books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines, and so much more. Plus, the Library is the place to go for free classes, programs, and research databases. Not in New York? Head to your local library for a card. 

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Get Book of the Day Emails

Make 2020 your best reading year yet. Sign up for The New York Public Library's Book of the Day e-newsletter, and you'll get a daily book-recommendation email delivered to your inbox each morning of 2020. Sign up now. 

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Read for 20 Minutes Every Day

Reading every day is a great way for people of all ages to keep their minds sharp. Just 20 minutes of reading goes a long way, improving literacy skills and cognitive function. Get started with the recommendations below.

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