1. Yesterday was a special day as the Mariners Harbor Library in Staten Island became the 88th branch of The New York Public Library system! To celebrate this grand opening, the acclaimed PS22 Chorus - photographed above with their new buddy Patience the Lion - joined the festivities to sing a few songs during the ribbon cutting ceremony. If you want to visit this stunning new branch (it is designed to resemble an open Oyster shell!!)  you can find it at 206 South Avenue in Mariners Harbor. Please officially welcome the Mariners Harbor Library to the New York Public Library family!!!

  2. A second Caturday, because you can never have enough cats (and because sometimes birds need a shout-out, too).

    A second Caturday, because you can never have enough cats (and because sometimes birds need a shout-out, too).

  3. Trick or Treat? Here’s a fun treat for you and your friends this Halloween, courtesy of everyone here at the Library. Watch above as we took everyone’s favorite Halloween accessory - the pumpkin - and carved it with the NYPL logo.  And you can do it too! Just visit our facebook page to grab the stencil we created, and you can create your own NYPL pumpkin masterpiece featuring Patience or Fortitude (or both!). Bonus points if you take a photo of the finished pumpkin product and share it with us!