1. You’ll be truly inspired as you walk on 41st Street toward our Stephen A. Schwarzman Building… if you just look down! Here’s an image of one of the many great quotes you can find along Library Way. Be sure to follow us on our NYPL Instagram page as we share more of our favorite quotes on LibraryWayFridays. 

    You’ll be truly inspired as you walk on 41st Street toward our Stephen A. Schwarzman Building… if you just look down! Here’s an image of one of the many great quotes you can find along Library Way. Be sure to follow us on our NYPL Instagram page as we share more of our favorite quotes on LibraryWayFridays. 

  2. The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read.

    — Abraham Lincoln

  3. A great quote, from a great man, on a great day - the perfect day to find a good book that’s been discovered by others. In fact, we have a few  here to choose from!  

    A great quote, from a great man, on a great day - the perfect day to find a good book that’s been discovered by others. In fact, we have a few  here to choose from!  

  4. We here at the New York Public Library hope that the first chapter of your 2014 book is off to a great start. Join us at any of our 88 branches to discover the plentiful ways that we can play a part in your Opportunity story.  Happy New Year!

    We here at the New York Public Library hope that the first chapter of your 2014 book is off to a great start. Join us at any of our 88 branches to discover the plentiful ways that we can play a part in your Opportunity story.  Happy New Year!

  5. We have pulled a classic out of our caps for this week’s Caturday - the cover of Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat (which our librarians believe is the most checked out children’s book in the history at NYPL). Of course, the book made our list of the top 100 children’s books of the last 100 years, released this week to much fanfare. You can pick up a hard copy of the list for free at any of our branches, or download/view it online. How many have you read? Try to read them all - you can check them all out for free at the Library! After all, as Dr. Seuss said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” 

    We have pulled a classic out of our caps for this week’s Caturday - the cover of Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat (which our librarians believe is the most checked out children’s book in the history at NYPL). Of course, the book made our list of the top 100 children’s books of the last 100 years, released this week to much fanfare. You can pick up a hard copy of the list for free at any of our branchesor download/view it online. How many have you read? Try to read them all - you can check them all out for free at the Library! After all, as Dr. Seuss said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” 

  6. The 7-Word Autobiographies of Famous Writers, Artists, Musicians, and Philosophers →

    Brainpickings shares seven words (and then some) from our friends at LIVE from the NYPL, including the inimitable Paul Holdengraber.

    Since 2005, the LIVE from the NYPL program masterminded and anchored by intellectual impresario Paul Holdengräber — one of the most interesting people to ever encounter, should you be so fortunate — has transformed the New York Public Library into a wonderland of stimulating conversations on literature and life with some of today’s most celebrated writers, scientists, artists, philosophers, musicians, and other luminaries. 

  7. Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.

    — To close out our day of Dr. Seuss quotes to mark his birthday, here is a classic from One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. Check it out from NYPL, along with other Seuss books.

  8. Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.

    — We have been posting many, many Dr. Seuss quotes today to honor his birthday - this one is from The Lorax, which you can check out for free from NYPL (book and movie), along with all of his other books. Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss!

  9. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.

    — Even more wise words from Dr. Seuss (noticing a pattern today) in honor of his birthday. This one is from Oh, The Places You’ll Go, so check it out from NYPL today (or check out another Seuss book). Happy birthday, Seuss!

  10. I meant what I said and I said what I meant.

    — More wise words from Dr. Seuss to mark his birthday. Check out Horton Hatches The Egg or any other Seuss book from NYPL in his honor (totally free, of course). Can’t get to the Library? Download a Seuss e-book or audio book from us!