‘NYPL Sings’ Another Kids Record

Posted on: March 20th, 2018 at 5:12 am by

Seward Park Library, Jan. 2015

Here’s a rare instance of bookworms making earworms.

NYPL SINGS is the latest album to come out of the New York Public Library (yes, you read that correctly). It’s an upbeat record geared towards kids, but enjoyable for everyone (we’re partial to track 10,”The Library Song”). Each song represents a different way for caregivers to introduce their children to a lifetime love of learning.

This project is thanks to Children’s Librarian, Emily Elizabeth Lazio. She wanted to give NYPL staff a place to showcase their musical talents, in addition to bringing books and learning alive for patrons everyday – the album was written and performed entirely by them.

“The New York Public Library is your partner in helping young children grow up to be strong readers and thinkers. Through this album, we focus on singing as a wonderful way for parents, caregivers, and librarians to bond with children and help them become self-confident, curious, and intrepid learners with a lifelong love of reading.”

The album was made possible through the NYPL Innovation Project, and generously supported by the Charles H. Revson Foundation, which supports Library staff for creative, unique ideas that improve programs, services and processes at NYPL.

Listen to the album at your local branch, or download it for free, here. Full liner notes are also available. Rock on, librarians.

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