That is one tough monkey. Remember Lt. Bookman, the library cop who goes after Jerry in the hilarious Seinfeld episode, “The Library”? Well, actor Philip Baker Hall - the man behind the iconic character - is swinging back into action, participating in our #ireadeverywhere campaign. It seems reading means a lot to him - one whole hell of a lot. Gotta problem with that, funny boy?
Where do you like to read? What’s your favorite place for starting an adventure? Show us! Share pics of yourself reading in your fave spots using Twitter or Instagram! Tag the photo #ireadeverywhere and add our handle @nypl! Just make sure your books aren’t overdue … like these.
Happy Fourth of July, all! On Wednesday, July 2, the Library hosted a naturalization event in which 150 immigrants from 46 different countries became US citizens. The Library’s copy of the Declaration of Independence in Thomas Jefferson’s handwriting (which the New York Timeswrote about today) was on display to provide inspiration. The ceremony - attended by NY Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy and Secretary of State Cesar Perales - was incredibly touching, and we thought the perfect thing to share on Independence Day. Enjoy! More photos below (we also displayed our copy of the Declaration to the public for seven days, and over 16,000 people saw it!). Little note - NYPL is closed this weekend for the holiday, but we’ll see you Monday!