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New & Noteworthy: E-Audiobooks

When the old becomes new again listeners can win the prize. These works of literary fiction are nods to some past familiar tales, but with twists placing them firmly in the present. Check out these new adaptations.

New & Noteworthy: Books for Teens

This year has a lot to offer YA readers so far. Here are a few books our staff here at NYPL are calling out as special.

LIVE from the NYPL: A Spring Season Reading List

This spring, read along with the LIVE from the NYPL, a series of conversations with notable thinkers, writers, activists, and artists.

ALA Award Winners 2018: Carnegie, Notables, & The Reading List

Looking for something good to read? Here are the 2017 books librarians from across the country recommend.

Politics, Robots, and Fictional Escapes: A Patron Picks Reading List

What are some NYPL patrons currently reading? Here's the latest list from patrons at the Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street.

New & Noteworthy: E-Audiobooks

Here are some great titles to explore on the commute home, in the gym, or during your next ride out of town.

Most-Anticipated Adult Books of 2018

We asked our adult specialists which books due out in 2018 they are most looking forward to reading, and here is what they said.

Memoirs To Read In Your Lifetime

A memoir is a collection of memories. The author may focus on a particular period in their life, or an event, or a relationship, but they are always reflective and often very candid. Beyond that, anything goes, and they are wide-ranging in style and tone. Here are a few you may enjoy.

Counterculture Reading List

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of 1968, the Library is hosting events exploring the many cultural changes that emerged from 1960–74. You can also travel back to the sixties in the magic time machine that is literature.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.