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The Library Is Our Second Home

Frances and Terry Ziccardi with Martha Gonzalez-Buitrago (center) at Kingsbridge Library.

During the 36 years that sisters Frances and Terry Ziccardi have been visitingin the Bronx, they have checked out more than 5,000 items.

Along with the new books and ideas that they have discovered at the branch, the sisters have also found a sense of community.   “We love this Library. It’s our second home,” says Frances, who along with her sister comes to the branch at least three or four times a week to find new reading material and see old friends. ... Read More ›

The Library is Helping Him Move Up

Haw King Cheng and Theresa Sheehan at Seward Park Library.For more than two decades, Haw King Cheng has wanted to learn English so that he could get ahead in his new country.

Finally, thanks to The New York Public Library, he is getting that chance.   Cheng, who moved to New York City from Hong Kong in 1985, is now learning to read, write, and speak English at the Seward Park Library on the Lower East Side with the help of NYPL literacy specialist Theresa Sheehan.   “The Library is helping me learn English so I can move up,” says ... Read More ›