1. Recently, we published a list of the most outstanding teachers in adult fiction, but now it’s time to turn the spotlight on teachers in children’s literature! We asked NYPL librarians to share the children’s books with the best teacher characters and to tell us what makes them extraordinary.

    Recently, we published a list of the most outstanding teachers in adult fiction, but now it’s time to turn the spotlight on teachers in children’s literature! We asked NYPL librarians to share the children’s books with the best teacher characters and to tell us what makes them extraordinary.

  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. For today’s teenagers, bullying can be a persistent problem encountered daily. For National Bullying Prevention month, we’re sharing some books from our young adult fiction shelves on this subject to help empower readers and show they’re not alone.

    For today’s teenagers, bullying can be a persistent problem encountered daily. For National Bullying Prevention month, we’re sharing some books from our young adult fiction shelves on this subject to help empower readers and show they’re not alone.

  5. 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. 

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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!

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    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!

  7. We are thrilled about our "Somebody Come and Play" exhibition celebrating 45 of Sesame Street - and it looks like we’re not the only ones! We caught Elmo, Big Bird, and Cookie Monster manning the desk at the Library of Performing Arts, hoping to get a sneak peek of the exhibit, which opens tomorrow! 

    We are thrilled about our "Somebody Come and Play" exhibition celebrating 45 of Sesame Street - and it looks like we’re not the only ones! We caught Elmo, Big Bird, and Cookie Monster manning the desk at the Library of Performing Arts, hoping to get a sneak peek of the exhibit, which opens tomorrow! 

  8. We just got an extra-furry #ireadeverywhere update from one of our favorite friends: Cookie Monster! He tells us that he “loves to read at his grandma’s house. After eating cookies, of course.” Sounds good to us! Where do you love to read? 

    We just got an extra-furry #ireadeverywhere update from one of our favorite friends: Cookie Monster! He tells us that he “loves to read at his grandma’s house. After eating cookies, of course.” Sounds good to us! Where do you love to read? 

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Happy birthday, Harry Potter!

We couldn’t think of a cuter way to celebrate Harry Potter’s (and JK Rowling’s) birthday! And we can’t wait to see our friends from Sesame Street at NYPL this fall!

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    Happy birthday, Harry Potter!

    We couldn’t think of a cuter way to celebrate Harry Potter’s (and JK Rowling’s) birthday! And we can’t wait to see our friends from Sesame Street at NYPL this fall!

  10. Staying awake to watch the ball drop and bring in the new year is no easy task for most children. We here at the New York Public Library thought it was only fair that the celebration of 2014 start early for the little ones. Join us at the St. George Library Center on December 31st at 12pm, as we host this year’s Noon Year’s Eve Party. We will celebrate with crafts and sparkling apple cider. Hope to see you and your children there! 

    Staying awake to watch the ball drop and bring in the new year is no easy task for most children. We here at the New York Public Library thought it was only fair that the celebration of 2014 start early for the little ones. Join us at the St. George Library Center on December 31st at 12pm, as we host this year’s Noon Year’s Eve Party. We will celebrate with crafts and sparkling apple cider. Hope to see you and your children there!