The Sixth Annual #LibraryShelfie Day

By NYPL Staff
January 23, 2019

Every year on the fourth Wednesday of January, libraries and book lovers across social media put a bookish spin on a selfie by taking photos with bookshelves and using the perfect hashtag—#LibraryShelfie! 

To celebrate library shelfies, we’re sharing photos we love from across The New York Public Library and the world! These are only a fraction of all of the great shelfies happening today—you can explore lots of other amazing photos on Instagram and Twitter!

Nanor from Pelham Bay Library

Nanor from Pelham Bay Library gets into the #LibraryShelfie Day spirit.

Crystal and A.J. from Woodstock Library

Crystal of Woodstock Library and A.J. from the Schomburg Center of Research in Black Culture share their #LibraryShelfie

A.J. at Woodstock

Librarian A.J. at the Schomburg Center

Grand Central - Joseph
Young Adult Librarian Joseph at Grand Central Library

*Note, please ask your librarian before taking an extreme shelfie!*

Collections and Research

Collections and Research Services staff join in the fun!

BLC Elisa and Nicole

Elisa and Nicole share their shelfie from the Bronx Library Center.

Mariners Harbor

The staff at Mariners Harbor Library are having fun on #LibraryShelfie Day!

Hamilton Grange

Things are getting magical in this shelfie at Hamilton Grange Library.

cat shelfie

Even cats think #LibraryShelfie Day is pawesome!

LPA shelfie

Doug from the Billy Rose Theatre Division admires a set model on display in the shelves.

Library for the Performing Arts Music and Recorded Sound shelfie

The Library for the Performing Arts staff from Music and Recorded Sound prove that you can also take a shelfie with a record.

kingsbridge shelfie

Kingsbridge Library is having shelfie fun!


Happy #libraryshelfie day @nypl from the Kirkland Town Library! #shelfie #librariesofinstagram

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