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A Tribute to Tom Petty

We are so saddened to learn of Tom Petty's passing. Such a singular talent and voice. No words, just thanks.Read More ›

Banned Books Week 2017

The Library is supporting the American Library Association's Banned Books Week—which honors the right to read—from September 24-30, 2017. If you want to join us in standing up for freedom of information, here’s how.Read More ›

New & Noteworthy: Superhero Stories

Here are a few exceptional new superhero stories. May justice prevail!Read More ›

Fabulous Fall Staff Picks

Fall is a magical time of year in New York City, but don't blink or you will miss it! We suggest you grab a good book and spend a day on a bench in Central Park. Read More ›

Staff Picks: Kanopy Streaming Video

Your NYPL card now gives you access to thousands of films via Kanopy. Our staff offers up some of their favorites here. Read More ›

New & Noteworthy: Historical Middle Grade Fiction

Until time travel becomes a reality for us all, fiction is the best way we know to and experience historical times. Here are six exceptional new works of middle grade fiction, all set in times before today.Read More ›

New & Noteworthy: Culturally Diverse Middle Grade

These are exactly the kind of books that will teach our next generation to be accepting and open-minded.Read More ›

New & Noteworthy: Selected Shorts

Check out some new books we recommend in the form of the Short Story Cycle.Read More ›

New & Noteworthy: Nonfiction for Kids

For all those young readers out there, some great new science writing on the ocean, and the planets, and the moon, and a couple of noteable biographies. Read More ›

New & Noteworthy Nonfiction

If you are looking for a serious book for the beach this season—we hear that is a thing since Lin Manuel Miranda read the Hamilton biography on vacation—here are a few we recommend.Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: New & Notable: Little Gems

There is something special about a 200-250 page book. The story has a tight scope, the writing is often spare and concise, and the experience of reading it is discrete and memorable. Here are a few little gems we recommend. Read More ›

Best Translated French Fiction: Announcing the Albertine Prize Finalists

Aiming to celebrate the best of contemporary French-language literature, Albertine, the bookshop of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, has revealed the shortlist for the inaugural Albertine Prize, an annual award honoring the author and the translator of one Francophone novel published in the U.S. over the past year.Read More ›

Book Expo 2017: Back in NYC!

Book Expo returns to the Javits center this year and runs from from Wednesday, May 31, through Friday, June 2, with the fourth annual Book Con, a consumer-facing, gathering for book fans, happening Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, June 4. Happy to have you home Book Expo.Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: New Picture Books

Picture books are delightful for kids of all ages. Here are a few we think are extra-special. Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: New Middle Grade Fiction

I can't stop marveling at the amazing Middle Grade Fiction being published these days. There is something for everyone and here are a few new titles we recommend.Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: New YA Fiction

There is some great new fiction for teens coming out this Spring! Here are a seven titles at the top of our to-read piles here at NYPL. Read More ›

14 New Poetry Picks for World Poetry Day

Happy World Poetry Day! There has been a lot of good stuff since Yeats. Get current with these contemporary poetry recommendations.Read More ›

One Book, One New York Winner Announced

One Book, One New York is a program in which residents of all five boroughs are encouraged to read the same book at the same time. But there can only be one winner.Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: Middle Grade Fiction

NYPL recommends eight new titles for voracious middle grade readers. Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: New Picture Books

We are loving these new picture books and we think you and your little readers will too. Happy reading, and learning, and laughing, and sharing. Read More ›
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