LIVE from NYPL: Neil Gaiman's Coraline

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The New York Public Library invites readers of all ages to join us from Tuesday, May 12 to Monday, May 18 at 6 PM EDT as we share an online reading of Neil Gaiman's beloved tale of bravery and resilience, Coraline.


· Neil Gaiman, Hugo Award–winning author of Coraline
· LeVar Burton, actor, director, educator, and executive producer of PBS’s Reading Rainbow
· Rosario Dawson, actor
· Dakota Fanning, actor

For 125 years, The New York Public Library has brought the enjoyment of books and reading to communities across New York City—through millions of books offered in our 92 locations across the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, plus robust public programs, dynamic book discussions, and expert staff here to help readers find their next great read.

This remains just as important as ever—because even when we’re apart, we know that reading has the power to bring people together. Whether you're a regular visitor or new to our Library community, we're delighted to invite you to share in the joy of a good book.


Neil Gaiman headshot

Neil Gaiman

Chapters 1, 2
WED, MAY 13:
Chapters 3, 4

LeVar Burton headshot

LeVar Burton

Chapter 5
FRI, MAY 15:
Chapters 6, 7

Rosario Dawson headshot

Rosario Dawson

SAT, MAY 16:
Chapters 8, 9
SUN, MAY 17:
Chapters 10, 11

Dakota Fanning headshot

Dakota Fanning

MON, MAY 18:
Chapters 12, 13


Hand holding phone with SimplyE on screen If you have an NYPL library card—or live in New York state and want to apply for one now—you can instantly borrow Coraline for free with our e-reader app SimplyE, available for iOS and Android devices. No holds, no waiting!

Readers everywhere who wish to purchase a copy of the book can do so at The New York Public Library Shop.


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Text, art, and copy of book from Coraline by Neil Gaiman. Illustrated by Dave McKean. Text © 2002 by Neil Gaiman. Illustrations © 2002 by Dave McKean. Used by permission of HarperCollins Children's Books.

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