1. We were very excited this morning when Patience and Fortitude received new wreaths for the season! The lions haven’t worn the winter accessory for nine years, but these wreaths were created so they do not harm their marble. A beloved tradition returns! 
Patience and Fortitude hope you’ll stop by to see them in their new finery!

    We were very excited this morning when Patience and Fortitude received new wreaths for the season! The lions haven’t worn the winter accessory for nine years, but these wreaths were created so they do not harm their marble. A beloved tradition returns!

    Patience and Fortitude hope you’ll stop by to see them in their new finery!

  2. In honor of all the folks holiday shopping this weekend, we present the Caturday favorite “A Xmas Shopper,” a 1914 photo print from our Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection. We’ve posted this photo several times, but come on - it never gets old. Happy Caturday and happy shopping (PS - don’t forget to check our online Library Shop for amazing gift ideas that also support NYPL. For example, need a nice Hanukkah gift? How about the NYPL publication Jews in America: From New Amsterdam to the Yiddish Stage?)!

    In honor of all the folks holiday shopping this weekend, we present the Caturday favorite “A Xmas Shopper,” a 1914 photo print from our Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection. We’ve posted this photo several times, but come on - it never gets old. Happy Caturday and happy shopping (PS - don’t forget to check our online Library Shop for amazing gift ideas that also support NYPL. For example, need a nice Hanukkah gift? How about the NYPL publication Jews in America: From New Amsterdam to the Yiddish Stage?)!

  3. Books on Black Friday - Give the Gift of Reading

    It’s Black Friday, and we have a suggestion for all you super shoppers looking to kick off the season - check out our Library Shop for a host of incredible gifts for the readers or writers in your life, from journals to shirts and more. This year, we have a very special gift idea: we have all of our top 100 children’s books of the last 100 years (as curated by our librarians) available for purchase, either individually, as a whole set of 100, or in mini sets based on age (all the way up to teenagers). So for the young bookworm, we have you covered - what greater gift can you give than the gift of reading and imagination? You’ve got us! Visit our online shop, or if you’re in town, our store inside the 42nd Street Library. We’re open today!

  4. I iz confuzzled. 
This cute kitty got a surprise when housemate Andrei (who is four and a half months old) dressed as one of the Three Little Bears this Halloween. You can almost read the cat’s mind: “Ummmm, what is this supposed to be?” Andrei is just one of many costumed cuties whose parents responded to our request for people dressed as storybook characters this Halloween (go back through our Tumblr and check out some of the others! They’re adorable!). So happy Caturday, and happy belated Halloween! Hope everyone is still on a sugar high! 

    I iz confuzzled. 

    This cute kitty got a surprise when housemate Andrei (who is four and a half months old) dressed as one of the Three Little Bears this Halloween. You can almost read the cat’s mind: “Ummmm, what is this supposed to be?” Andrei is just one of many costumed cuties whose parents responded to our request for people dressed as storybook characters this Halloween (go back through our Tumblr and check out some of the others! They’re adorable!). So happy Caturday, and happy belated Halloween! Hope everyone is still on a sugar high! 

  5. Halloween is totally not just for kids! Check out this photo of Katie, dressed as Alice from Alice in Wonderland. She worked hard on this costume and is quite proud of it - and we don’t blame her! 
We’re collecting images of kids and adults dressed as story book characters all day, so keep sending them in! Just send your child’s name and age along with the photos. Snap a shot while the kids are trick or treating! Or take a shot of yourself - adults are welcome! We’ll keep posting tomorrow, as well, so don’t be shy!
Disclaimer: By sending us your photographs, you are giving the Library permission to post them online, so make sure that they’re your photos and that you have the authority to grant permission. Also, by submitting an image via email, you certify that you’re 18 years or older and accept the Library’s policy on Patron-Generated Content outlined in its privacy policy. 

    Halloween is totally not just for kids! Check out this photo of Katie, dressed as Alice from Alice in Wonderland. She worked hard on this costume and is quite proud of it - and we don’t blame her! 

    We’re collecting images of kids and adults dressed as story book characters all day, so keep sending them in! Just send your child’s name and age along with the photos. Snap a shot while the kids are trick or treating! Or take a shot of yourself - adults are welcome! We’ll keep posting tomorrow, as well, so don’t be shy!

    Disclaimer: By sending us your photographs, you are giving the Library permission to post them online, so make sure that they’re your photos and that you have the authority to grant permission. Also, by submitting an image via email, you certify that you’re 18 years or older and accept the Library’s policy on Patron-Generated Content outlined in its privacy policy

  6. We received not one, but two, cuties dressed as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz (true, this is the movie version, but hey it’s based on the book). Lauren, 7, and Maria, 2, both went down the yellow brick road for their Halloween inspiration, and both look amazing. 

    We’re collecting images of kids and adults dressed as story book characters all day, so keep sending them in! Just send your child’s name and age along with the photos. Snap a shot while the kids are trick or treating! Or take a shot of yourself - adults are welcome! 

    Disclaimer: By sending us your photographs, you are giving the Library permission to post them online, so make sure that they’re your photos and that you have the authority to grant permission. Also, by submitting an image via email, you certify that you’re 18 years or older and accept the Library’s policy on Patron-Generated Content outlined in its privacy policy

  7. Say hello to four-and-a-half-month-old Andrei, who is dressed as one of The Three Bears for Halloween. His mom Alla is Mama Bear (Papa Bear took the photo). Everyone together now … awwwwww. 

    We’re collecting images of kids and adults dressed as story book characters all day, so keep sending them in! Just send your child’s name and age along with the photos. Snap a shot while the kids are trick or treating! Or take a shot of yourself - adults are welcome! 

    Disclaimer: By sending us your photographs, you are giving the Library permission to post them online, so make sure that they’re your photos and that you have the authority to grant permission. Also, by submitting an image via email, you certify that you’re 18 years or older and accept the Library’s policy on Patron-Generated Content outlined in its privacy policy

  8. Happy Halloween from NYPL! Celebrate by checking out a book about the spooky holiday. Or stay tuned here throughout the day, as we post photos you submitted of kids (or adults) dressed as story book characters. We’ve already posted little Hazel dressed as Max from Where The Wild Things Are, as well as sisters Anabel, 5, and Olivia, 6, dressed as Madeline and Pippi Longstocking. We’re still taking submissions (and will post tomorrow, as well) so while your kids trick or treat, snap a photo and send it in!!
Disclaimer: By sending us your photographs, you are giving the Library permission to post them online, so make sure that they’re your photos and that you have the authority to grant permission. Also, by submitting an image via email, you certify that you’re 18 years or older and accept the Library’s policy on Patron-Generated Content outlined in its privacy policy. 

    Happy Halloween from NYPL! Celebrate by checking out a book about the spooky holiday. Or stay tuned here throughout the day, as we post photos you submitted of kids (or adults) dressed as story book characters. We’ve already posted little Hazel dressed as Max from Where The Wild Things Are, as well as sisters Anabel, 5, and Olivia, 6, dressed as Madeline and Pippi Longstocking. We’re still taking submissions (and will post tomorrow, as well) so while your kids trick or treat, snap a photo and send it in!!

    Disclaimer: By sending us your photographs, you are giving the Library permission to post them online, so make sure that they’re your photos and that you have the authority to grant permission. Also, by submitting an image via email, you certify that you’re 18 years or older and accept the Library’s policy on Patron-Generated Content outlined in its privacy policy

  9. Just in case you didn’t have enough cuteness in your life today, check out this photo of 11-month-old Hazel dressed as Max from Where The Wild Things Are. I mean, seriously? Have you ever seen anything like this? We’re on adorable overload here at the Library. And we want more. In case you missed our last unspeakably cute post, we are looking for photos of kids and adults dressed in Halloween costumes inspired by books! We’ll keep posting them on our various channels and on our homepage, so send them our way! 
Disclaimer: By sending us your photographs, you are giving the Library permission to post them online, so make sure that they’re your photos and that you have the authority to grant permission. Also, by submitting an image via email, you certify that you’re 18 years or older and accept the Library’s policy on Patron-Generated Content outlined in its privacy policy. 
 

    Just in case you didn’t have enough cuteness in your life today, check out this photo of 11-month-old Hazel dressed as Max from Where The Wild Things Are. I mean, seriously? Have you ever seen anything like this? We’re on adorable overload here at the Library. And we want more. In case you missed our last unspeakably cute post, we are looking for photos of kids and adults dressed in Halloween costumes inspired by books! We’ll keep posting them on our various channels and on our homepage, so send them our way

    Disclaimer: By sending us your photographs, you are giving the Library permission to post them online, so make sure that they’re your photos and that you have the authority to grant permission. Also, by submitting an image via email, you certify that you’re 18 years or older and accept the Library’s policy on Patron-Generated Content outlined in its privacy policy

     

  10. It’s Memorial Day, and in its honor, here’s an image (circa 1768) of the flower that later became known as the “Memorial Day Poppy.” The poppy movement to honor veterans and those lost serving their country was started by Moina Michael, who - inspired by Colonel John McCrae’s poem “In Flanders Fields” that described poppies growing between the grave markers of soliders who had  fought valiantly - wrote her own 1918 World War I poem mentioning the flower "We Shall Keep The Faith."  She started wearing a poppy, and the tradition lives on today. You can read more about Moina Michael via the Library’s collections starting tomorrow. Today, NYPL is closed in honor of Memorial Day. 

    It’s Memorial Day, and in its honor, here’s an image (circa 1768) of the flower that later became known as the “Memorial Day Poppy.” The poppy movement to honor veterans and those lost serving their country was started by Moina Michael, who - inspired by Colonel John McCrae’s poem “In Flanders Fields” that described poppies growing between the grave markers of soliders who had  fought valiantly - wrote her own 1918 World War I poem mentioning the flower "We Shall Keep The Faith."  She started wearing a poppy, and the tradition lives on today. You can read more about Moina Michael via the Library’s collections starting tomorrow. Today, NYPL is closed in honor of Memorial Day.