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Ep. 57 "I Enjoy Every Minute Here" | Library Stories

Story time is about so much more than just stories, says JC, who has found learning at 58th Street Library "changed everything" for her baby. There, they enjoy books, parenting tips, and even sign language as a way to build skills for life long learning. "Even though I was a teacher," JC says. "I still need to learn how to be a mother."Read More ›

58th Street Library Reaches its Tiniest Patrons

Situated in the business district of Midtown Manhattan, 58th Street is typically known as a library for adults—but not anymore.Read More ›

100 Years Later: Books on World War I

2016 is the second year in the 100th anniversary of the Great War. The year 1916 contained a number of significant events that are documented in the library's collections.Read More ›

LOL-brary Books

Eliot may claim that April is the cruelest month, but we’re pretty sure it’s February.Read More ›

Our YA Movie Wishlist

Hollywood has officially gone YA, and blockbusters that started as young-adult fiction abound. So, we asked our team of expert librarians for their wishlists: What’s a YA book you’d like to see turned into a movie, and whom would you cast in the leading role?Read More ›

Following in Winnie's Pawprints

Kids cannot live by Winnie-the-Pooh alone, so we asked our picture-book experts here at NYPL to tell us about their favorite stories that feature bears as the protagonists.Read More ›

A Hidden Gem in Midtown Manhattan

Neatly, elegantly tucked away behind New York construction is a hidden gem. It quietly, stoically, and impressively holds its own amidst the cacophony of Midtown Manhattan. Read More ›

My Library: Rachel

Rachel isn't afraid of computers, thanks to her incredible tenacity and the helpful staff at the 58th Street Library.

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Washington Crosses The Delaware (Again)

Many people in the New York and New Jersey areas today probably don’t realize how much history there is about the American Revolution right at their doorstep. The key early parts of the war were enacted right here. The battles of Trenton and Princeton have to be the most popular and covered aspects of the Rev War. So any recent book on these well worn topics should offer something new. For the most part, Washington's Crossing, by David Hackett Fischer (Oxford Univ. Press, 2004), does, but the author still allows himself to 

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