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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
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
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
Posted in Antiquarian, Archives, Bibliophile, Libravore, Public Libraries Tagged British Library, George Washington, History, Manuscript, Music school, New York, Presidents, United States Leave a comment
How Public Libraries Are Solving America’s Reading Problem
Comment Now Follow Comments We have a reading problem in the United States. It’s not that people aren’t reading: in fact the Pew Research Center reports that 76% of adults have read a book in the past year. Even … Continue reading
Library Service to the Homeless » Public Libraries Online
by Amy Mars on April 26, 2013 34 Public libraries are a primary source of information and refuge for the poor and disenfranchised. However, many public libraries have enacted policies that limit homeless patrons’ access to library resources. These policies … Continue reading
AFSCME | The Library: Our Forgotten Pleasure
by Michael Bookman | February 20, 2014 Imagine a building with hundreds upon thousands of books, row after row of desks for work and study, and computers linked to dependable, high-speed internet connecting rural and urban communities across the world. Imagine if … Continue reading