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The Jury Duty Reading List

Have you been called to serve your civic duty? Here's a list of books you'll want to check out. Read More ›

Start Your Reading Year with New Staff Picks

Ready to expand your reading horizons in 2018? Embrace the challenge with our newest round of Staff Picks!Read More ›

Best Books for Kids 2017 at the Andrew Heiskell Library

Every year, NYPL librarians come together to create the Best Books for Kids list. This post gathers every title available at Heiskell from that list and provides links to the titles in our digital book (DB) collection or on Bookshare.Read More ›

Seven Picture Books for Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa brings many African-American families together to enjoy the "first fruits of the harvest," the Swahili phrase from which its name is derived. Its traditions, like lighting the seven candles on the kinara and feasting at a party on the last night of the holiday, center around family and community.Read More ›

NYPL Top Checkouts of 2017

Every year we compile The New York Public Library's top 10 checkouts, both system-wide and for each of our three boroughs: The Bronx, Staten Island, and Manhattan. Here is the list for your enjoyment. Read More ›

Nine New Christmas Classics for Kids

Nothing can ever replace Frosty or the Grinch, or that mouse that isn't stirring. But plenty of talented authors and illustrators have been hard at work creating new characters and stories, so we've picked out a few new Christmas picture books published in the last few years for your holiday consideration. Read More ›

Holiday Reading Recommendations from The Cullman Center

With the holiday break upon us that means it’s time for some absorbing indoor reading. Whom better to ask for recommendations than our current class of Fellows at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers? Read More ›

50 Favorite Illustrated Children’s Books of 2017

There were lots of wonderful books published in 2017. Not all of them are going to make the “best of” lists, but here are 50 of my favorites.Read More ›

YA Blasts Off in 2017

New Year’s Eve is a time to reflect on the past and consider the future. This year, the future loomed large in Young Adult literature.Read More ›

Kids' Books To Celebrate Both Chanukah & Christmas

Families who celebrate both Christmas and Chanukah might find something that hits home in these picture books about interfaith families, combining different kinds of traditions, and, yes, sentient potato pancakes.Read More ›

Cozy Chanukah Picture Books

Many readers might know a few old standbys, but more recently published books about the Festival of Lights go beyond the standard dreidel-based fare. We have stories about Yiddish-speaking chickens, Braille dreidels, immigrants stranded at sea, families who fry up dosas instead of latkes, and more.Read More ›

NYPL's 10 Best Books of 2017

NYPL staff votes for their favorite books published in 2017.Read More ›

Food, Family, Feuds: A Patron Picks Reading List

Delicious recipes, dysfunctional families, high stakes feuds... Check out these patron picks!Read More ›

Fantasy Genre Primer

A genre expert defines the genre for you, tell you about subgenres, and gives you some titles to read and recommend. ​Read More ›

10 Best Illustrated Children's Books 2017!

Today, the New York Times Book Review published their annual 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2017. This is the 65th year this award has been given and for the first time the award was given jointly by The New York Public Library and The Times. We couldn’t be more excited about this collaboration or more proud of this list of gorgeous picture books. Read More ›

Thriller Genre Primer

A genre expert defines the genre for you, tell you about sub-genres, and gives you some titles to read and recommend. ​Read More ›

Books with Autumnal Witchy Vibes

Since we could all probably use a little hocus pocus in our lives, here is a list of books filled with witches, romance, magic, and autumn leaves.Read More ›

Liberty and Happiness: A Reading List from Open Book Night

Classic self-help books, engaging fiction, 18th-century American history, and Jane Austen were some of the topics we discussed at our last Open Book Night, when the theme was “liberty and happiness.” Read More ›

New & Noteworthy: Superhero Stories

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

Books for Kids' Back-to-School Jitters

Six stories that might help ease the minds of kids feeling anxious about their first days of school.Read More ›
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