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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 ›

Missing Persons & Nowhere Girls: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 54

On the show this week: Gwen reads a book that makes her see the world a little differently, and Frank gets so lost in his book that time disappears.Read More ›

The Biggest Fish in the Sea

What’s your favorite book in which a character chases a seemingly unattainable goal? (And do they achieve it?) Read More ›

Our Favorite Literary Wafflers

We asked our NYPL book experts to come up with characters who make readers suffer along with their agonizing indecision — in other words, the best literary wafflers! Read More ›

Dancing in the Library: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 53

This week, Gwen and Frank wander through the wonderland of dance led by the dazzling Linda Murray, lead curator of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of NYPL's Library for the Performing Arts. So, let's boogie!Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: New YA Fiction, Dog Days Edition

Romance, relationships, action, adventure, Korean dramas, letters to Mars... what more could a YA fan ask for? Read More ›

Charlottesville in Context: A Reading List

Events of the past week have left many of us struggling for understanding. In such times, it can help to turn to books and authors to help us see the world through a broader lens.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The History of Garbage Edition August 18, 2017

During the week, it can be tough to stay on top of everything. On Fridays, though, we suggest kicking back to catch up on all the delightful literary reading the internet has to offer. Don’t have the time to hunt for good reads? Never fear. We've rounded up the best bookish reading of the week for you.Read More ›

The Right Book at the Right Time: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 52

Frank and Gwen tackle two powerful narratives of self-acceptance -- and then take respite in a roller derby comic and a love story.Read More ›

New & Noteworthy: Historical Middle Grade Fiction

Until time travel becomes a reality for us all, fiction is the best way we know to and experience historical times. Here are six exceptional new works of middle grade fiction, all set in times before today.Read More ›

Parker, Postman, and Pooh: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 51

A 30-year-old book remains intensely relevant for today's world, Gwen rediscovers Dorothy Parker AND reading Pooh to her pre-schooler and Frank raps!...(sort of).Read More ›

New & Noteworthy: Culturally Diverse Middle Grade

These are exactly the kind of books that will teach our next generation to be accepting and open-minded.Read More ›

Celebrating New Arab-American Literature

Satan and Death presiding over the waiting room of a psychiatric clinic, a sailboat and a map to pirate’s treasure, the loss of a beloved cat… the subjects of the books that won this year’s Arab American Book Awards are as diverse as they are creative.Read More ›

New & Noteworthy: Selected Shorts

Check out some new books we recommend in the form of the Short Story Cycle.Read More ›

Only Love Will Save the World: Wonder Woman Readalikes

With nearly $800 million in revenue and counting, Wonder Woman is smashing box-office records and lighting imaginations on fire. And books are smoldering, too!Read More ›

Books That Talk and Books You Touch: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 50

Frank and Gwen learn about the Library's work with patrons with print disabilities with Jill Rothstein, chief librarian at the Andrew Heiskell Braille & Talking Book Library. Plus: More book recommendations than we've ever crammed into any episode, probably ever.Read More ›

Children's Books about Death, Loss, and Grieving

Many children must face the terminal illness and death of pets, grandparents, other friends and family members, and more. Even children who aren’t directly dealing with loss or grieving often still have questions about the concepts.Read More ›

What are you Reading? ALA Edition

A book list from librarians and library workers themselves. What are the people who work with books every day reading? Read More ›

Very British (& Scottish) Romances

Romance is the only genre where you essentially know the ending: two people will end up together. The who, what, where, and how of the story, however, are all up for grabs.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Don't Call Me That Edition July 21, 2017

During the week, it can be tough to stay on top of everything. On Fridays, though, we suggest kicking back to catch up on all the delightful literary reading the internet has to offer. Don’t have the time to hunt for good reads? Never fear. We've rounded up the best bookish reading of the week for you.Read More ›
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