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Library Stories: "Destined to be a Librarian"

"Other kids played school and house and all of those things. I played library." - Dawn Collins (Zimmerer)Read More ›

The Library's New Mellon Director

The Library's Mellon Director leads the Library's four research centers and their 460 staff members—the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street; the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; the Science, Industry and Business Library; and the Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Read More ›

Books & Authors: A Great Alternative to Goodreads

Did you know you can access a database for book lovers with your library card?Read More ›

Characters Who Love Reading As Much As We Do

We share one thing in common with some of our favorite characters from literature: a love of reading. Here are a few of our favorites. Who are yours?Read More ›

#GivingTuesday: Dedicate a NYPL Bookplate

Want to give back for #GivingTuesday and honor someone in your life who loves books and learning? We’ve got the perfect thing for you: until December 4, we’re offering custom bookplates that will put your loved one’s name into a library book!Read More ›

Meet the Schomburg's Newest Archivists!

Our newest archivists, Tiana Taliep and Alexsandra Mitchell, tell us what it’s like to research and preserve some of the finest materials across the African Diaspora, and their journey to the Schomburg Center.Read More ›

Rock 'n' Read: Cloud Nothings

f you're looking for alternative rock that channels the angst of your favorite '90s bands without being unabashedly derivative, Cloud Nothings fits the bill. Is Dylan Baldi intensely bookish, as well? Read on to find out, and rock 'n' read forever!Read More ›

31 Bookish, Brainy, Beautiful Blogs for Readers

November is National Blog Posting Month, so we're celebrating with some of our favorite blogs for the bibliophile.Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Carlos Alazraqui Edition

Find out what the Rocko's Modern Life and Reno 911 star likes to read.Read More ›

Announcing Bookshare: A New Partnership for Accessible eBooks!

NYPL is proud to announce a new partnership with Bookshare, making 370,000 accessible e-books free to patrons with print disabilities.Read More ›

Podcast #85: The 2015 Library Lions on Truth and Inspiration

Each year Library Lions honors several distinguished individuals for outstanding achievements in their respective fields of arts, letters, and scholarship. This year we are thrilled to recognize Alan Bennett, Judith A. Jamison, Maira Kalman, Karl Ove Knausgaard, and Gloria Steinem as our Library Lions class of 2015.Read More ›

Rock 'n' Read: Colleen Green

While pop music may not have a reputation for particularly deep lyrics, Colleen Green smashes this stereotype. It comes as no surprise that such a skilled writer has been a lifelong reader. Check out her literary predilections and rock 'n' read forever!Read More ›

Introducing NoveList

We’ve added a new service to our suite of recommendation tools: NoveList, an interactive database that specializes in readers’ advisory. So how do you use it?Read More ›

Simon Winchester's Favorite Books

Author Simon Winchester is our guest at LIVE from the NYPL on October 30 at 7 pm. We asked him to talk about his favorite books.Read More ›

15 Writers on Writing

Whether you’re writing the next War and Peace or just trying to think up the Next Great Tweet, here are a few writers’ quotes on writing to get you through it:Read More ›

The Worst Worst Book Reviews

These are reviews with no critical teeth that nevertheless bare their fangs, reviews we remember for their faulty metrics and unexamined aesthetic prejudices. In short, these are some of the worst worst book reviews. Share your book review pet peeves with us in the comment section below!Read More ›

'That’s a Library?': The Many Stories of Mid-Manhattan

Deborah Elliott, a clerical supervisor at the Mid-Manhattan Library, has been with the branch for 40 years. As the Mid-Manhattan branch looks toward renovations, Elliott remembers when the now-haggard building first opened.Read More ›

Macomb's Bridge Library: The Little Engine That Could

Macomb’s Bridge Library, situated at the border of Harlem and the Bronx (think Yankee Stadium, which is a stone’s throw away), is part of the Harlem River Houses. The library is located just at the edge of this massive complex.Read More ›

Ask the Author: Ron Rash

Ron Rash comes to Books at Noon this week to discuss his latest work, Above the Waterfall.Read More ›

Show Us Your #LibraryCardSelfie!

Continuing our Library Card Sign-Up Month celebration this September, we’re asking you to share your best #LibraryCardSelfie with us!Read More ›
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