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  • headshot of LeVar Burton alongside graphic that reads: Join Me: Stand With Libraries, Sign a Letter

    Message from LeVar Burton: On Library Workers Day, Tell City Leaders "No Cuts to Libraries"

    By LeVar Burton | April 9, 2024

    Library workers provide critical free resources that set kids up for success—we can't risk their futures.

  • Photo of a smiling teen in a library setting next to the words National Teen Writing Contest Grand Prize Winner.

    Announcing the Winners of Our National Teen Writing Contest on the Freedom to Read

    By Rachel Roseberry, Associate Director, Young Adult Programs and Services | April 8, 2024

    We asked teens across the country, “Why is the freedom to read important to you?”

  • Selection of books from the Arab American Heritage Month reading list displayed on a dark green background.

    A Reading List for Arab American Heritage Month

    By Mya Nunnally, Library Information Assistant | March 29, 2024

    Highlighting diverse experiences and perspectives, explore fiction and nonfiction works for adults and teens.

  • collage of book covers

    Our Favorite Poetry Books of 2024, So Far...

    By Belinda Farley and Charlie Leppert | March 28, 2024

    Fifteen superb new poetry collections for Poetry Month. 

  • close up of sign held up at outdoor rally that reads: No Cuts to Libraries!

    Join Us in Telling NYC Leaders: No Cuts to Libraries!

    By NYPL Staff | March 14, 2024

    It takes just a minute to join us and tell City leaders how important it is to fully fund our public libraries.

  • Selection of titles from the 'Awe of the Arctic' reading list displayed on a teal background.

    Exploring the Arctic at NYPL: A Reading List

    By Elizabeth Cronin, Robert B. Menschel Curator of Photography | March 14, 2024

    To accompany The Awe of the Arctic exhibition, this reading list offers perspectives on this astounding region.

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