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Talk: Exploring the Role of the City’s Public Libraries  Talk: Exploring the Role of the City’s Public Libraries

From help learning computer skills, to mastering English as a Second Language, the city’s public libraries are playing a bigger role in their communities. 

“They’re a cornerstone of our Democracy, they help us learn about ourselves and each other, and they’re wonderful gathering places in the community for people who need connections,” said Susan Dooha, who said she visits her local library branch in Brooklyn about once a week.

I think we need to continue to dwell on the idea of what a city’s public library should be.


Slight update - because of Hurricane Irene, libraries are closed tomorrow and Sunday. STAY INDOORS, PEOPLE!! But don’t fret - you can still check out NYPL eBooks from the safety of your warm, dry home. So stay safe, stay inside and curl up with a good eBook.


Want to do something fun tonight AND get something free AND hang out with our lions AND see our LEGO lions AND help save the Library from the worst proposed city budget cut in our history? Then download this letter to the City Council, print 25 copies, get them all signed and bring them to our Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue tonight between 5 and 7. In exchange for your 25 letters, you get a copy of the limited edition book “Know The Past, Find The Future,” and can take a photo with our lions (which may show up on our Facebook page). You’ll also be able to check out our LEGO lions, created by amazing artist Nathan Sawaya. So come on down! We want to see you! PHOTO BY SEAN CHRISTOPHER