1. 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. 

  2. 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. 

  3. 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. 

  4. 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!

  5. 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! 

  6. When you’re a reader, there’s little better than a trusted book recommendation, and who is more trusted than a beloved author? That’s why NYPL Ask The Author gets the skinny on author reading habits before Books at Noon and Live@NYPL events.  For our inaugural installment, Tom Perrotta discusses Tolkien, football stories, and how to eat alone. 
Make sure to spend your lunch break with us this Wednesday and hear more!

    When you’re a reader, there’s little better than a trusted book recommendation, and who is more trusted than a beloved author? That’s why NYPL Ask The Author gets the skinny on author reading habits before Books at Noon and Live@NYPL events.  For our inaugural installment, Tom Perrotta discusses Tolkien, football stories, and how to eat alone.

    Make sure to spend your lunch break with us this Wednesday and hear more!

  7. Get A Book Recommendation From NYPL!

    Looking for something to read? Give us any number of clues and we will make some recommendations. Tell us the title of a book you loved. Was it the story, the characters, the setting, or the language that appealed to you? Are you devoted to a particular genre or want to try a new one? We love a challenge - ask us today!

    We will be checking our inbox daily and post back at least one request a week!

  8. Happy Birthday Agatha Christie! Enjoy a list of her best work, recommended by the author herself. Dig in to one of her classic mysteries today!

    Happy Birthday Agatha Christie! Enjoy a list of her best work, recommended by the author herself. Dig in to one of her classic mysteries today!

  9. They taught us to love adventure. They taught us to yearn for the stars, how to be strong, and what it means to have compassion.
We might be all grown up, but the characters from our favorite children’s books will stay with us forever. Which one are you most like?

    They taught us to love adventure. They taught us to yearn for the stars, how to be strong, and what it means to have compassion.

    We might be all grown up, but the characters from our favorite children’s books will stay with us forever. Which one are you most like?

  10. Imposter. Con man. Rip-off artist. Sham. They’re all words for those who faking it is an occupation. Some of the phonies on this list are fictional, while some come straight from real life. Whether you’re interested in teasing out the differences between appearances and reality or you just like a good thriller, our favorite scam stories will make you look at charming strangers in a whole new light. 

    Imposter. Con man. Rip-off artist. Sham. They’re all words for those who faking it is an occupation. Some of the phonies on this list are fictional, while some come straight from real life. Whether you’re interested in teasing out the differences between appearances and reality or you just like a good thriller, our favorite scam stories will make you look at charming strangers in a whole new light.