1. 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! 

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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?

  6. 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. 

  7. Author Dan Brown (and a feline friend) are flipped out over #ireadeverywhere! The author says that “reading helps change your perspective,” and we couldn’t agree more!

    Author Dan Brown (and a feline friend) are flipped out over #ireadeverywhere! The author says that “reading helps change your perspective,” and we couldn’t agree more!

  8. Iconic author Judy Blume passed along her #ireadeverywhere photo from a garden in Santa Fe, adding “Supposed to be doing revisions on novel but Wally Lamb inspires.” We can’t blame her! Now it’s your turn to show us where you’re reading today! 

    Iconic author Judy Blume passed along her #ireadeverywhere photo from a garden in Santa Fe, adding “Supposed to be doing revisions on novel but Wally Lamb inspires.” We can’t blame her! Now it’s your turn to show us where you’re reading today! 

  9. The Mets tell us “it’s not just the scouting report Daniel Murphy reads,” he also finds time to read a great story in the locker room! Professional athletes know that you need a strong brain as well as a strong body, so show us where you strengthen your mind! #ireadeverywhere 

    The Mets tell us “it’s not just the scouting report Daniel Murphy reads,” he also finds time to read a great story in the locker room! Professional athletes know that you need a strong brain as well as a strong body, so show us where you strengthen your mind! #ireadeverywhere 

  10. 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?