1. Writing  can be a daunting task: the blank page staring back at you, the search for inspiration. Over the years, NYPL has spoken to dozens of notable authors who have faced this challenge and created something extraordinary. On National Day on Writing, we’ve collected the best bits of writing advice from our most beloved guests, including Zadie Smith, Toni Morrison, and Cheryl Strayed. 

    Writing  can be a daunting task: the blank page staring back at you, the search for inspiration. Over the years, NYPL has spoken to dozens of notable authors who have faced this challenge and created something extraordinary. On National Day on Writing, we’ve collected the best bits of writing advice from our most beloved guests, including Zadie Smith, Toni Morrison, and Cheryl Strayed. 

  2. On this day in 1926, Winnie-the-Pooh was published. Winnie, Tigger, Eeyore, and the rest of his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood now live at NYPL where they are cared for and loved! Learn more about how we keep Winnie and his friends looking their finest. 

    On this day in 1926, Winnie-the-Pooh was published. Winnie, Tigger, Eeyore, and the rest of his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood now live at NYPL where they are cared for and loved! Learn more about how we keep Winnie and his friends looking their finest. 

  3. NYPL is building a team of talented, committed and enthusiastic volunteer educators to help mentor middle schoolers across three boroughs – and we want you to join us. Become a mentor and help enrich the life of a NYC student today! 

    NYPL is building a team of talented, committed and enthusiastic volunteer educators to help mentor middle schoolers across three boroughs – and we want you to join us. Become a mentor and help enrich the life of a NYC student today! 

  4. There is something about the sinister, shadowy, gray atmosphere of the AMC show The Killing that is unforgettable. Season 4 may have ended, but if you’re still longing for crime series set in the Northwest that takes advantage of that Twin Peaks vibe, we’ve got some thrilling recommendations. 

    There is something about the sinister, shadowy, gray atmosphere of the AMC show The Killing that is unforgettable. Season 4 may have ended, but if you’re still longing for crime series set in the Northwest that takes advantage of that Twin Peaks vibe, we’ve got some thrilling recommendations

  5. Hey high school seniors and parents – if you’re beginning to think about colleges this year, take a step back, take a deep breath, and let these books help you with selecting the perfect school. 

    Hey high school seniors and parents – if you’re beginning to think about colleges this year, take a step back, take a deep breath, and let these books help you with selecting the perfect school. 

  6. Not everybody gets it right on the first try – and that’s ok! This reading list showcases that there’s beauty in mistakes. 

    Not everybody gets it right on the first try – and that’s ok! This reading list showcases that there’s beauty in mistakes. 

  7. Regardless of who you root for, Derek Jeter is widely recognized as a great athlete. Today, he will play his last regular season game in pinstripes. Learn more about Jeter’s story, and how The Boy from Kalamazoo became the star he is today. 

    Regardless of who you root for, Derek Jeter is widely recognized as a great athlete. Today, he will play his last regular season game in pinstripes. Learn more about Jeter’s story, and how The Boy from Kalamazoo became the star he is today. 

  8. Can you tell us how to get to Sesame Street? No seriously, can someone please tell us? One librarian researched extensively to try to find the exact location of Sesame Street in New York City. 

    Can you tell us how to get to Sesame Street? No seriously, can someone please tell us? One librarian researched extensively to try to find the exact location of Sesame Street in New York City. 

  9. 
sesamestreet:
Disco Snuffy has entered the building.

 Make sure to come visit all your favorite Sesame Street characters at our new exhibition Somebody Come and Play!

    sesamestreet:

    Disco Snuffy has entered the building.

     Make sure to come visit all your favorite Sesame Street characters at our new exhibition Somebody Come and Play!

  10. It’s Banned Books Week, when the book community supports the freedom to read and raise awareness of challenges to this freedom. Sadly, the banning of books is not a new phenomenon - books were banned as early as the sixteenth century. NYPL’s Rare Book Division holds many of these formerly heretical texts and we encourage you to enjoy them freely!

    It’s Banned Books Week, when the book community supports the freedom to read and raise awareness of challenges to this freedom. Sadly, the banning of books is not a new phenomenon - books were banned as early as the sixteenth century. NYPL’s Rare Book Division holds many of these formerly heretical texts and we encourage you to enjoy them freely!