1. I meant what I said and I said what I meant.

    — More wise words from Dr. Seuss to mark his birthday. Check out Horton Hatches The Egg or any other Seuss book from NYPL in his honor (totally free, of course). Can’t get to the Library? Download a Seuss e-book or audio book from us!

  2. A person’s a person, no matter how small.

    — Wise words from Dr. Seuss, whose birthday is today. Check out Horton Hears A Who! from NYPL (or any other Dr. Seuss book) to mark the occasion.

  3. Happy birthday, Neil Gaiman - brilliant writer, library supporter, and, in honor of Caturday, cat lover. Gaiman has Tweeted photos and written many blog entries about his cats, including the late, great Zoe, the cute kitty pictured here with Neil. Gaiman is also a major supporter of libraries - when we asked him to give us a quote for library card sign-up month (check out the full campaign, which includes inspirational library quotes from Anne Rice, Bill Cosby, Mario Batali, Woody Allen and more), he shared this gem (a known Gaiman quote): “Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one.” Rock on, Neil, and happy Caturday to all of you. Looking for something to do today? How about checking out one of Gaiman’s books from NYPL?

    Happy birthday, Neil Gaiman - brilliant writer, library supporter, and, in honor of Caturday, cat lover. Gaiman has Tweeted photos and written many blog entries about his cats, including the late, great Zoe, the cute kitty pictured here with Neil. Gaiman is also a major supporter of libraries - when we asked him to give us a quote for library card sign-up month (check out the full campaign, which includes inspirational library quotes from Anne Rice, Bill Cosby, Mario Batali, Woody Allen and more), he shared this gem (a known Gaiman quote): “Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one.” Rock on, Neil, and happy Caturday to all of you. Looking for something to do today? How about checking out one of Gaiman’s books from NYPL?

  4. "I don’t care what anybody says about me as long as it isn’t true." Happy birthday, Truman Capote. According to his quote, he may not like this, but here are two totally true facts about him. One, we have some of his papers in our Manuscripts and Archives Division. Two, we have a Berenice Abbott photo from May 14, 1936 of the Brooklyn house where he wrote "Breakfast at Tiffany’s." The photo — seen here — is part of Abbott’s famous “Changing New York” WPA/Federal Arts Project series of hundreds of black and white photos (we have about 80 percent of the images in our incredible photography collection, which also has about 1,000 Farm Security Administration photos not in the Library of Congress, as the Times reported). So there are some totally true Truman tidbits … sorry, Mr. Capote.

    "I don’t care what anybody says about me as long as it isn’t true." Happy birthday, Truman Capote. According to his quote, he may not like this, but here are two totally true facts about him. One, we have some of his papers in our Manuscripts and Archives Division. Two, we have a Berenice Abbott photo from May 14, 1936 of the Brooklyn house where he wrote "Breakfast at Tiffany’s." The photo — seen here — is part of Abbott’s famous “Changing New York” WPA/Federal Arts Project series of hundreds of black and white photos (we have about 80 percent of the images in our incredible photography collection, which also has about 1,000 Farm Security Administration photos not in the Library of Congress, as the Times reported). So there are some totally true Truman tidbits … sorry, Mr. Capote.

  5. "Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one."
— Neil Gaiman

    "Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one."

    — Neil Gaiman

  6. "Hello friends and hello people.  Have you ever considered that your public library —paid for by your tax dollars —is so sadly waiting for you to come in and see what it does?” 
— Bill Cosby, Taxpayer

    "Hello friends and hello people.  Have you ever considered that your public library —paid for by your tax dollars —is so sadly waiting for you to come in and see what it does?”

    — Bill Cosby, Taxpayer

  7. “If free and equal access to information is one of the hallmarks of a great society then our libraries are not just libraries but grand sanctuaries of freedom.”
— New York City Councilman Vincent Gentile

    “If free and equal access to information is one of the hallmarks of a great society then our libraries are not just libraries but grand sanctuaries of freedom.”

    — New York City Councilman Vincent Gentile

  8. "Some of the best memories of my childhood that I have are the times that I played hooky from school so I could spend my days in the public library reading all the wonderful books at my disposal.” 
-Woody Allen

    "Some of the best memories of my childhood that I have are the times that I played hooky from school so I could spend my days in the public library reading all the wonderful books at my disposal.”

    -Woody Allen

  9. "I love librarians more than any other people in the world. When I was an immigrant kid, they’ve made me feel like a human being and they gave me books that taught me English."
- Gary Shteyngart

    "I love librarians more than any other people in the world. When I was an immigrant kid, they’ve made me feel like a human being and they gave me books that taught me English."

    - Gary Shteyngart

  10. "The library is every child’s lighthouse. It is every person’s sanctuary. It is every town and county’s fortress in the face of ignorance, intrusion and bad behavior."
- Amy Bloom
It’s Sunday, a great day to read the books you picked up at the library yesterday!

    "The library is every child’s lighthouse. It is every person’s sanctuary. It is every town and county’s fortress in the face of ignorance, intrusion and bad behavior."

    - Amy Bloom

    It’s Sunday, a great day to read the books you picked up at the library yesterday!