1. See - EVERYONE uses The New York Public Library! Think he was checking who has been naughty and who has been nice? But seriously, folks, the holiday season is indeed upon us, so if you’re looking for a nice gift, check out our Library Shop - we have really amazing stuff for lovers of books and beyond. And if you become a Friend of the Library (supporting a great institution for as low as $40), you get a 10 percent discount - 20 percent during our annual Double Discount Week from Nov. 25 to Dec. 1! So join and save (and score some points with Santa).

    See - EVERYONE uses The New York Public Library! Think he was checking who has been naughty and who has been nice? But seriously, folks, the holiday season is indeed upon us, so if you’re looking for a nice gift, check out our Library Shop - we have really amazing stuff for lovers of books and beyond. And if you become a Friend of the Library (supporting a great institution for as low as $40), you get a 10 percent discount - 20 percent during our annual Double Discount Week from Nov. 25 to Dec. 1! So join and save (and score some points with Santa).

  2. "He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work." An illustration from 'Twas The Night Before Christmas from our Mid Manhattan Picture Collection. Good luck tonight, Santa.

    "He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work." An illustration from 'Twas The Night Before Christmas from our Mid Manhattan Picture Collection. Good luck tonight, Santa.