Celebrate the Annual #LibraryShelfie Day with Us!

By NYPL Staff
January 26, 2022

As we're sure you were reminded by the circles and exclamation points you drew on the January 26 date of you calendar,—it's #LibraryShelfie day!

Every year on the fourth Wednesday of January, library staff, readers, and book lovers share selfies of themselves in front of library shelves. It's a small, but fun way to show off beautiful books and share your love of libraries and the written word. Not headed to a library today—let's see those home libraries! Below you can see some of our wonderful staff members showing off their shelves including local literary legend—the NYPL Lion.

To see more, you can follow along with the fun on Instagram and Twitter. Have your own to share? Tag your photo on social media with #LibraryShelfie. We even have speech bubble props for you to print out and use in your photos. Here's one in grayscale and another in color.

NYPL President Tony Marx showing off some shelves

Joe Pascullo, Young Adult Librarian at 53rd Street Library

Reader Services Coordinator, Emily Pullen, in front of her colorful home library

Children's Librarians at  Allerton Library

Sherice White, Senior Children's Librarian at Clason's Point Library

Zack Schiavetta, Library Technical Assistant, pulling a new Ray Charles record 

Cassie Mey, Oral History Producer at the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at the Library for the Performing Arts, pulling an oral history recording of the Division's founder and first-ever curator Genevieve Oswald

Librarians at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)

Rebecca Littman, Managing Librarian of Music & Recorded Sound, shows off some of the Library for the Performing Arts's vocal music index cards

Danielle Cordovez, a librarian in the Library for Performing Arts Music & Recorded Sound divisions, holding up a 45 single of "Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain & Tenille—a classic in LPA's collection, AND one of Danielle's go-to karaoke jams.

Andrea Lipinski, Senior Young Adult Librarian at Kingsbridge Library

General Humanities Reference Librarians