1. Recently, we published a list of the most outstanding teachers in adult fiction, but now it’s time to turn the spotlight on teachers in children’s literature! We asked NYPL librarians to share the children’s books with the best teacher characters and to tell us what makes them extraordinary.

    Recently, we published a list of the most outstanding teachers in adult fiction, but now it’s time to turn the spotlight on teachers in children’s literature! We asked NYPL librarians to share the children’s books with the best teacher characters and to tell us what makes them extraordinary.

  2. NYPL is building a team of talented, committed and enthusiastic volunteer educators to help mentor middle schoolers across three boroughs – and we want you to join us. Become a mentor and help enrich the life of a NYC student today! 

    NYPL is building a team of talented, committed and enthusiastic volunteer educators to help mentor middle schoolers across three boroughs – and we want you to join us. Become a mentor and help enrich the life of a NYC student today! 

  3. For today’s teenagers, bullying can be a persistent problem encountered daily. For National Bullying Prevention month, we’re sharing some books from our young adult fiction shelves on this subject to help empower readers and show they’re not alone.

    For today’s teenagers, bullying can be a persistent problem encountered daily. For National Bullying Prevention month, we’re sharing some books from our young adult fiction shelves on this subject to help empower readers and show they’re not alone.

  4. Hey high school seniors and parents – if you’re beginning to think about colleges this year, take a step back, take a deep breath, and let these books help you with selecting the perfect school. 

    Hey high school seniors and parents – if you’re beginning to think about colleges this year, take a step back, take a deep breath, and let these books help you with selecting the perfect school. 

  5. Homer, Shakespeare, Fitzgerald and Baldwin – the “classics”. These are the authors we remember from our high school required reading. But what about today’s high schoolers? We took a look at their reading lists from the NYC DOE. Featuring graphic novels, YA titles, and plenty of stories of adventure, we have to admit we’re a little jealous of that list. Which books do you remember from your high school reading list? 

    Homer, Shakespeare, Fitzgerald and Baldwin – the “classics”. These are the authors we remember from our high school required reading. But what about today’s high schoolers? We took a look at their reading lists from the NYC DOE. Featuring graphic novels, YA titles, and plenty of stories of adventure, we have to admit we’re a little jealous of that list. Which books do you remember from your high school reading list? 

  6. Interesting historical note in today’s US history. It was on this date, March 13, in the year 1639 that the great Harvard College is named after the clergyman John Harvard. While plenty has changed since 1639 - including the school’s name now known as Harvard University - the Harvard name is still around. You can check out all the books you want about John Harvard and what is now Harvard University at various branches of The New York Public Library.  

    Interesting historical note in today’s US history. It was on this date, March 13, in the year 1639 that the great Harvard College is named after the clergyman John Harvard. While plenty has changed since 1639 - including the school’s name now known as Harvard University - the Harvard name is still around. You can check out all the books you want about John Harvard and what is now Harvard University at various branches of The New York Public Library.  

  7. Books about bullying. Today we’re hosting a special on air Google+ Hangout on overcoming bullying, using books to help solve the problem, and suggestions about how to do more. Our panel of authors and artists will be sharing their own personal struggles with bullies and how they learned to cope. Hear from authors Tim Federle, Eric Kahn Gale, and Laura Vaccaro Seeger; NYPL Children’s Librarian Elizabeth Bird will moderate the discussion. Tune in today, November 4 at 4 p.m. 

    Books about bullying. Today we’re hosting a special on air Google+ Hangout on overcoming bullying, using books to help solve the problem, and suggestions about how to do more. Our panel of authors and artists will be sharing their own personal struggles with bullies and how they learned to cope. Hear from authors Tim Federle, Eric Kahn Gale, and Laura Vaccaro Seeger; NYPL Children’s Librarian Elizabeth Bird will moderate the discussion. Tune in today, November 4 at 4 p.m. 

  8. In honor of the first week of public school here in New York City, here is an image from the late 1800s called “School’s In,” depicting cats in a wicker basket … learning. It’s a Caturday from the classroom (and from our collection of Art, Prints, and Photographs)! Happy Caturday! 

    In honor of the first week of public school here in New York City, here is an image from the late 1800s called “School’s In,” depicting cats in a wicker basket … learning. It’s a Caturday from the classroom (and from our collection of Art, Prints, and Photographs)! Happy Caturday! 

  9. For this back-to-school edition of Mustache Monday, we bring you James C. Moore, principal and founder of the East Tennessee Industrial School. For more images, see  “Sketch book of Livingstone College and East Tennessee Industrial School, Salisbury, N.C." 
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / General Research and Reference Division

    For this back-to-school edition of Mustache Monday, we bring you James C. Moore, principal and founder of the East Tennessee Industrial School. For more images, see
    Sketch book of Livingstone College and East Tennessee Industrial School, Salisbury, N.C."

    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / General Research and Reference Division

  10. It’s the day every kid dreads  - the first day of public school in New York City. To mark the occasion, here’s a print from 1887 depicting kids going back to school in 1700. It’s from our amazing Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection. Enjoy, and happy school year!  

    It’s the day every kid dreads  - the first day of public school in New York City. To mark the occasion, here’s a print from 1887 depicting kids going back to school in 1700. It’s from our amazing Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection. Enjoy, and happy school year!