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Miss the sounds of the library? The New York Public Library has put together an album of library sounds to help those who miss their library.


#keeplitsypositive #shelterinplace #nypl

j.rye Can they make a library smell too? That‘s what I miss most. 2y
SW-T @j.rye Sadly they don‘t have that. Maybe a library scented candle or fragrance oil would help. 2y
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If you're looking for ways to fill dreary days, the New York Public Library has free printable crosswords and word searches available in their shop! Be sure to filter by price: low to high. 💜


#QuarantineWeek7 #StayHome #StaySafe #NewYorkLovesYou

mrp27 I've been loving all theses downloads! 2y
IamIamIam @mrp27 They're really wonderful!!! 2y
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Did you guys see this adorable free downloadable from the New York Public Library? I can't wait to go through the list!!! Enjoy, Littens!


wanderinglynn That‘s so cool! I just downloaded it. Thanks for sharing! 3y
IamIamIam @wanderinglynn I'm happy to!!! We should start a NYPL Readalong! Lol 3y
wanderinglynn That sounds like a great idea. I‘m in! 👍🏻 3y
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My sister came into the city yesterday for holiday shopping and sightseeing. Of course we stopped by the main branch of the library and it‘s gift shop. This is me in front of one of the NYPL lions, Fortitude, dressed in his winter holiday greenery.

Crazeedi What a great photo, card worthy!!💞💞 3y
Soubhiville Very cool! 3y
Nute I like everything about this post!💕 3y
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With Amazon gone, Queens building owners may boot local library branch.

Wish the library the best of luck extending their lease.



LibrarianRyan That sucks. 3y
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Spent the day awe inspired by amazing architecture, intrigued by the ‘book train‘ and relaxed with a book in the reading rooms. I might just have exited through the gift shop too !

rretzler Did you visit with the lions? 3y
Mitch @rretzler I did - patience and fortitude! X 3y
Aimeesue Such a lovely place to visit! 3y
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MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 There‘s so many cool little-known facts about that place! 😎👌🏻👌🏻 3y
MrBook I was there yesterday, too bad we didn‘t get a chance to meet up. 🙈 3y
Annl I loved it when I visited! 3y
Mitch @MrBook I thought of you yesterday as we had a quick peek in Amazon Bookshop. I remembered you‘d been there recently too. 3y
MrBook 🤗🤗🤗 3y
Mitch @MrBook if you‘re still in the city we visited the Morgan Library on Sunday and loved it! 3y
MrBook Ohhh, love the Morgan Library! I was in a book club that met there. 👍🏻👍🏻 3y
Mitch @MrBook 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
LeahBergen Great pic! 😘😘 3y
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I always find book sales and library checkout trends fascinating — the way they correlate to current events and culture.


Heideschrampf And the cliché that there‘s always a need for simple entertainment reads, like Steele, Patterson. Some things never change ;) 4y
Megara @Heideschrampf Very true! Could this simple entertainment need stem also from current events and culture — a need for escapism using literary potato chips? Haha 4y
Heideschrampf @Megara probably! I‘m glad that it‘s not just those cozy reads but the hard stuff too. Atwood and Orwell are what we need right now. I‘m at this very moment listening to Vox and it‘s striking way too close... 4y
Megara @Heideschrampf I totally agree. Also, just stacked Vox! Thank you! 4y
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The main New York Public #Library building from today's wet and chilly evening. 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

I've always loved this building. 😍

Have you visited it?


Schnoebs I went there when I visited in August. Have you been to the Morgan Library and Museum? I actually loved it even more than the NYC library 4y
Leftcoastzen Yep ,wonderful! 4y
ilyssa.g I love it there too! 4y
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I am now officially the proud owner of two library cards since my card for the New York Public Library arrived yesterday!!

I learned from Litsy that I was eligible to get one (thanks @PenguinInFlight !!)

So if you are a Litten anywhere in New York State, you can get one too!

JoScho Yay! 4y
PenguinInFlight YAY! I was so excited about getting mine. I can‘t believe how big the catalog is! 🤗❤️ 4y
Bookish_AF @PenguinInFlight omg I know!!! My whole world just changed. I‘m going to have to pace myself or I‘ll borrow way too much stuff and never be able to finish it 😂 4y
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It‘s here! It‘s here! #downloadallthethings

Beatlefan129 Do you live in NY or did you just order a library card? 4y
MelissaSue81 @Beatlefan129 I live in Buffalo. All NY state residents can order a card. (edited) 4y
Nerdfins Wait really?! That‘s awesome! I‘ll be getting mine! Hey @whippoorwill815 look what we can do! 4y
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MelissaSue81 @Nerdfins - yes! It‘s really easy. You sign up online and then you have to email them a picture of your Id. Took about 2 weeks to get it. 4y
Bookish_AF @Nerdfins I literally just learned about this last week (from another Litten as well!) and already signed up! DID I NOT TELL YOU?? I fail at life. I just got the welcome email today and now I wait for my card to arrive too!!!! I can‘t wait! 4y
Nerdfins @whippoorwill815 It‘s okay! I‘ll be ordering mine soon too 4y
Bookish_AF Also, hi fellow upstate NYer! I‘m in the Syracuse area. @MelissaSue81 4y
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I learned today that resident of New York State can get a NY Public library card and get access to their online materials! I thought you had to live in the city. I applied for mine today, and it takes about a month to get in the mail. I‘m so excited! 🤗🎉This will add a TON of titles that I am able to access on Libby and Overdrive, as I am in a fairly rural area in upstate NY. #litsyloveslibraries #i❤️NY

MCYmermaid Brilliant! 4y
GypsyKat I keep meaning to do that! 4y
PenguinInFlight @GypsyKat it‘s so easy, and it took me just a couple minutes! You have to email or fax them your driver‘s license, and that was the most time consuming part. 4y
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CouronneDhiver Amazing! 4y
GypsyKat @PenguinInFlight That‘s cool! I‘ve been meaning to do this for weeks! I‘m definitely going to soon! 4y
PenguinInFlight @MCYmermaid @CouronneDhiver I seriously felt like I won the book jackpot, LOL. 4y
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Finally remembered to send my ID to get an NYPL card.. I realized their overdrive/Libby collection is waaaaay better than my local system. Hope it doesn‘t really take a whole month to come!

GloVerdino I have a NYPL membership too, but don't live in the city. I think I was able to get audiobooks using my username/PIN before the actual card came in the mail... I could be wrong 4y
MelissaSue81 @GloVerdino - I tried it with temporary barcode # but it said there was “a problem” with my card. It said I had to wait for the card but I tried anyway. 4y
GloVerdino @MelissaSue81 that sucks! Hopefully it won't take too long for the card to come 4y
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Finally got a library card in my new city! So excited to explore some of the beautiful libraries of NYC! I‘m lucky enough to live a 5 minute walk from one of the branches.

Fun fact: the lions outside of the main branch of the NYPL are named Patience and Fortitude.

#library #librarycard #nypl #newyorkpubliclibrary #nyc #newyorkcity #patience #fortitude

TheBee I need to get mine too! 🤘🏻#NYPL 4y
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A three and a half hour movie about the NY Public Library! I‘ve GOT to see this! Is anyone as excited as me?!?🤓

Bookzombie I had forgot this was being made. I definitely want to see it! 4y
Samplergal How have I never seen anything about this? I‘m in! 4y
Soubhiville Ooooo, sounds like a must see! 4y
AnneCecilie I've seen this. It's really good 😊 4y
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Second to last day here in NYC so you‘d know my book-loving family would tour the NYC library. Bottom right: the original Winnie the Pooh toys on display in the children‘s section of the library

Soubhiville 😲 wow, how cool! 4y
Lmstraubie I was so excited to see the Winnie-the-Pooh animals! I hope your family is having an amazing time! 4y
QuietlyLaura Winnie-the-Pooh and friends are so cute! Did you know there is a movie coming to the theater in August called Christopher Robin? It stars Ewan McGregor and looks wonderful. 4y
Texreader @QuietlyLaura It looks so good!! I can‘t wait to see it. 4y
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Patience and Fortitude in front of the New York City Public Library. Fortitude was lounging in the shade, so he‘s a little harder to see.

BookishMe Majestic! 4y
BookMaven407 😍 4y
Kmmsellers The trip of a lifetime! 4y
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Fun reading this article on the borrow records from the New York Society Library - this was Roald Dahl‘s borrowing record! https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/new-york-society-library-borrowing-records #lovelibraries

CherryPie A fave subject! Thanks for the link. 👍 5y
Tamra Fun! 5y
LeahBergen Cool! 5y
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I meant to post this back on Jan. 11th, but work has been so hectic, I haven't been posting here or even scrolling through Litsy ?. However, I just found this when I was uploading pictures to my computer and wanted to share! This is from the New York Gallery Page-A-Day calendar.

"Nearly the size of a football field, the Rose Reading Room at the main branch of the NYPL is one of the city's largest interior spaces--but also one of the quietest."

JacqMac Sounds like heaven. 5y
LauraJ Dreamy 😍 5y
niha923 😍😍😍📚 5y
Lidia Loved this place! 5y
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Here‘s to you, Littens!

TricksyTails 😍♥️ 5y
aloslibrary 😍👌 5y
BookMaven407 😍😍😍❤️❤️❤️ 5y
batsy Wow! 5y
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Finally made it to the New York Public Library main branch! Such a gorgeous and majestic building, and the famed Reading Room made me happy just standing in it!

Bostonmomx2 I‘m not much of a bucket list person but this is DEFINITELY on it. 5y
Clwojick I basically cried tears of joy when we made it here last summer. New York had always been a dream for me, and I was soooo excited to stand beside Patience and Fortitude, but than we went inside and found out that the Rose Room was closed until after we would be leaving. I was so heartbroken... though just being there in general was still amazing. (edited) 5y
raelaschoenherr @Bostonmomx2 Definitely worth it! 5y
raelaschoenherr @Clwojick Oh, bummer you couldn‘t go to the Rose Room, but still so wonderful to see! 5y
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The reading room at New York Public Library.
This photo doesn't do it justice. I could read in here everyday. 😍

Kaye 😮 WOW ! Really neat. 5y
PurpleyPumpkin Beautiful!😍😍😍 5y
BookishBlonde12 That ceiling 😍 5y
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Lola I‘ll be there in December and chose a hotel right by this library. I can‘t wait! Enjoy your trip! 5y
angrylilasian @Lola Ooo! Try to get a tour. It‘s free but it‘s only at certain times and limited to 25 people. Our guide had so many fun stories and facts to tell us. 5y
Lola @angrylilasian Great idea! I‘ve wandered through there alone but it would be fantastic to take a tour and hear stories etc! Thanks for the tip! 5y
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The New York Public Library is so pretty!

MrBook I love it there! 😊 5y
britt_brooke Beautiful! 5y
Jess7 ❤️❤️❤️ 5y
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beccaeve @MrBook @MrBook me too! This was my fifth trip to NYC and first time making it to the library! It's amazing 5y
MrBook Awesome! One of my bookclubs is meeting there at Bryant Park next month 😁. 5y
MrsGreen I bought my first @outofprint item there!!! 5y
beccaeve @MrBook that's awesome!! 5y
beccaeve @MrsGreen I wanted to buy everything! 5y
MrsGreen @beccaeve Um yes!! I did too! 5y
RealBooks4ever I can recommend their The Librarian Is In podcast. It's a hoot! 💜 5y
beccaeve @RealBooks4ever ooh! Thanks! I love podcasts. I'll check that out! 5y
CrowCAH Sooo pretty!!! 😍 5y
beccaeve @CrowCAH I could live in there 5y
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Speaking of the New York Public Library, they had this awesome display up outside the bookstore.

Jess7 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ this 5y
thereadingwomen I wish I could have seen this. The book is stunning. - A 5y
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beccaeve @Jess7 me too! 5y
beccaeve @thereadingwomen it was awesome. I still need to get the book! 5y
britt_brooke 💚💚💚 5y
CrowCAH Yay, Jane Austen made the naughty list! 😉 5y
beccaeve @CrowCAH I was excited to see that too! 5y
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I got to totally geek out this weekend and had a book tour of NYC. Rose reading room at the New York Public Library.

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I often take the fact that I live in New York for granted, but passing the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (this is the side entrance on 42nd Street just east of Bryant Park) of the New York Public Library usually makes me stop to catch my breath and appreciate how wonderful this city is. #NYPL

DivineDiana It is an amazing gift! 5y
Tnovo I love the NYPL almost as much as I love the Boston Pub library. Always a must stop on my visits to the city. 😀 5y
Hobbinol ❤️❗️ 5y
katedensen @DivineDiana I'm grateful 😁 @Tnovo I should really make a trip up to Boston...whenever I've gone, I haven't done the things I would like to do. @Hobbinol 😉 5y
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Are any of you listening to this podcast? It is exceptional!

MaleficentBookDragon Ohhhh, now I will. 6y
MarticaMustRead Just looked it up & subscribed - thanks! 6y
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Day 7 #riotgrams - my local library: I am so lucky #mylocallibrary @bookriot

EvieBee You are! Lovely! 6y
TheWordJar So jealous! 😍 6y
LindsayReads Le sigh 6y
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Sydsavvy Lucky you!!! 6y
LeahBergen 😍😍😍 6y
Joybishoptx One of my favorite places! 6y
minkyb A wonderful place. 6y
Susanita Many years ago I had a picnic by those lions with a friend of mine. 6y
mjdowens You are very lucky. I think if I ever had a chance to go there I may never leave 6y
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(Repost from IG for #riotgrams Day 7)

I feel so lucky that I get to call #NYPL my #locallibrary. It might be a rainy day in New York, but the main branch still looks pretty majestic.

#library #librarylove

TrishB Gorgeous 💖 6y
katedensen @TrishB I think so too 😁 6y
LeahBergen 😍😍 6y
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KarenUK 💗💗💗 6y
EvieBee Lovely! 6y
Hobbinol So freaking jealous:💚💚💚 6y
katedensen @LeahBergen @KarenUK @EvieBee84 @Hobbinol I'm a lucky duck, but I appreciate every moment of it ❤ 6y
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Visiting friends in NYC and my friend took me to the New York Public Library--it was gorgeous! I could have stayed for days.

KVanRead It is paradise ❤ 6y
CouronneDhiver Ooo! Very cool 6y
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A friend brought me these awesome NY library souvenirs. Such a handsome lion! Such a good quote from Neil! (Neil quote on back of pouch too😁)

Seshat I have some awesome postcards from the Boston Public Library. 6y
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Saw this fun tidbit in a Slate article today: there used to be apartments above the New York branch libraries, where custodians used to live! Who wishes that was their life? 🙋🏽

Grrlbrarian Sounds pretty good to me 👍 6y
UwannaPublishme 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 6y
LauraBrook Heaven! 6y
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Arcana 😍 6y
OffTheBeatenShelf.com Oh my gosh, I read that article and nearly started packing my bags! 6y
PurpleyPumpkin Sounds like my dream job! 6y
Donna_sBookMinute I love bytes of info like this one. 6y
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Ventured a little farther south today to meet a client. This is the Muhlenberg Library branch of the #NYPL on W. 23rd Street.

MrBook I've been there 😊👍🏻! 6y
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Last year I went to NY on vacations and on the last day I went to NYPL and completely fell in love with the map room 😍 #librarylove #septemberphotochallenge #somethingforsept #ilovemaps

KVanRead Me too! It's gorgeous. 6y
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The best part about changing jobs last year was when I realized the newest branch of the New York Public Library was opening NEXT DOOR to my new office. That was an awesome day. 😁 #somethingforsept #librarylove #septphotochallenge

Em890 I'm jealous. 6y
Carol 😍😍😍😍😍😍 6y
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻📚📚 6y
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I'm so lucky I get to call the #NYPL my library. Here's a picture of the branch I frequent most often: the St. Agnes branch on the Upper West Side. It gets bonus points for being one door down from one of my favorite bars, The Dead Poet. #librarylove #somethingforsept #septphotochallenge

RealLifeReading Nice!! 6y
Hobbinol Very lucky indeed! I'm going to give you three green envy hearts for that:💚💚💚! 6y
Jokila We're spoiled 👑 6y
katedensen @Jokila We are and I love it. 6y
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Typically when I arrive at a library or bookstore, I don't stop and take pictures (I usually just run in and devour all the books 😂😂), so other than this snapshot, I don't have any photographs of either for the #somethingforsept challenge today. But, if your phone is going to have only ONE photograph of a library or bookstore on it, this is a pretty good place to have photographed. 📚

#septemberphotochallenge #nypl

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Litsy done old school at NYPL.


Litsy done old school at NYPL.