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The New York Public Library System Begins Reopening with ‘Grab-and-Go’ Service

Posted July 14, 2020 at 5:12 am

It’s a somewhat return to normalcy for library lovers. After a four month temporary closure, the New York City public libraries are figuring out how to operate during the coronavirus outbreak. Yesterday marked the reopening of 22 branches across the five boroughs. Eight of the locations will allow for limited, grab-and-go service; patrons will have […]

NYPL’s Most Read Books During the Pandemic

Posted April 16, 2020 at 5:09 am

It’s hard to read anything but the news lately, but New Yorkers are still hitting the library, albeit the digital version. Nothing says escapism like diving into a dystopian novel during a pandemic. The New York Public Library has over 300,000 e-books available for patrons to browse, borrow, and read remotely, through e-reader app SimplyE […]

NYPL Ranks its Top Library Checkouts of All Time

Last modified January 13, 2020 at 9:41 am

As part of its 125th anniversary celebration, the New York Public Library released its top ten checkouts of all time. And some of the results are surprising. The list was culled from a variety of criteria, including historic checkout and circulation data (for all formats, including e-books), overall trends, current events, popularity, length of time […]

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These are the Top Checkouts at NYPL Branches on the Lower East Side In 2019

Last modified December 20, 2019 at 7:38 am

The New York Public Library just released every bookworm’s favorite year-end list: 2019’s top checkouts. This year’s favorite page turner from the city stacks was none other than the autobiography, Becoming, penned by former First Lady Michelle Obama. But Lower East Side branches opted for a variety of bestsellers this year. The Seward Park branch’s […]

Already with NYPL, Seward Park Gains a ‘Little Free Library’

Posted June 10, 2019 at 5:09 am

Seward Park just gained a new library … in the shadow of another. And one that won’t nab you for late fees. Over the weekend, the Seward Park Conservancy unveiled the Seward Park Little Free Library. It’s a wee weatherproof cubby next to the small children’s playground inside the park, and operates on the standard […]

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Aging Cooling System Blamed for Reduced Services at Hamilton Fish Park Library this Summer

Posted May 21, 2019 at 5:03 am

With summer fast approaching, the NYPL’s Hamilton Fish Park branch staff is taking steps to ensure they don’t find themselves in a Fahrenheit 451 situation. Due to an aging cooling system, the library is reducing its services, as well as downsizing its footprint for the summer. A few portable air conditioning units will cool a […]

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These are the Top Checkouts at NYPL Branches on the Lower East Side

Posted December 18, 2018 at 5:07 am

The New York Public Library has just released every bookworm’s favorite year-end list: 2018’s top checkouts systemwide, by borough, by branch, and by genre. This year’s overall victor of the city library stacks was none other than Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. But Lower East Side branches opted for another bestseller. Seward Park and Mulberry […]

Historic NYPL Rivington Street Branch Undergoes Condo Coversion

Posted November 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

As the Rivington House condo conversion progresses ever so slightly, another historic building barely a block to the east is headed for same. The Beaux Arts beauty at 61 Rivington Street is now tagged for a similar luxury upgrade. Back in May, the historic building, which formerly housed the New York Church of the Nazarene, […]

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Grand Street Settlement is Giving Away 16K Books Today and Saturday

Last modified June 14, 2018 at 11:39 am

Summer reading lists at the ready! The Grand Street Settlement, in partnership with the National Book Foundation, the New York City Housing Authority, and the New York Public Library, will be giving away 16,000 brand new books to Lower East Side youth this week. They’ll be distributing titles for ages 0-18 as part of the Book Rich […]

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‘NYPL Sings’ Another Kids Record

Posted March 20, 2018 at 5:12 am

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 […]

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