Category Archives: Public Libraries

Ian Frazier: Defending New York’s Public Libraries : The New Yorker

Ian Frazier: Defending New York’s Public Libraries : The New Yorker. he New York Public Library’s announcement that it is abandoning its Central Library Plan has been praised as a good and sensible thing, and indeed it is. The C.L.P. … Continue reading

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A Library for Children — the Stone Avenue Branch

A Library for Children — the Stone Avenue Branch. May 7, 2014 12:07 PM | 1 comment The Stone Avenue Library Branch has stood at 581 Mother Gaston Boulevard for 100 years, and has recently celebrated that fact with a … Continue reading

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Public Library Abandons Plan to Revamp 42nd Street Building – NYTimes.com

  The New York Public Library has abandoned its controversial plan to turn part of its research flagship on 42nd Street into a circulating library. Credit Chang W. Lee/The New York Times   Continue reading the main story In a … Continue reading

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Secret Libraries of New York City | Atlas Obscura

Lantern slide of the New York Public Library (via NYPL) As the debate continues over the renovation of the main branch of the New York Public Library — a design by Norman Foster that would radically overhaul the stacks and other features … Continue reading

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METRO Member Spotlight: Washington Heights Library – 04-30-2014 : METRO in New York, NY US METRO

METRO Member Spotlight: Washington Heights Library The Washington Heights Library held festivities in early March to celebrate the library’s re-opening after a four year renovation process. Community leaders and residents joined library staff for a daylong program, replete with a … Continue reading

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Daily What?! The NYPL Has George Washington’s 1757 Recipe for Beer | Untapped Cities

We just came across this find at the New York Public Library Manuscripts and Archives Division. It’s George Washington’s “Recipe for Small Beer” from his 1757 notebook. Read more…   Related articles Mine, mine, mine! Marking Medieval Manuscripts, Then and Now … Continue reading

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New Top 10 Reasons Why Libraries are still Important – Stephen’s Lighthouse New

Top 10 Reasons Why Libraries are still Important?  http://en.docsity.com/news/interesting-facts/top-10-reasons-libraries-important/ “Most of people predict that the digital age will wipe public bookshelves clean and permanently end the centuries-old era of libraries. Despite their perceived obsolescence in the digital age both libraries … Continue reading

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