NYPL Celebrates Summer With Free Offerings For Families
The NYPL, which serves Staten Island, Manhattan and the Bronx, is giving away 500,000 books for free to kids, teens and families at all of its branch locations this summer.
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Reading Recommendations: To get New Yorkers started on their summer reading journey, NYPL put together a new list of “staff picks.” These picks feature 100 summer reading recommendations for all ages. The books can be found at nypl.org/summer.
Outdoor Pop-Up Programs: NYPL is hosting storytimes and outdoor reading rooms in outdoor spots this summer. One particular highlight: The library will hold storytimes and do library card sign-ups in Central Park as part of the city’s Adventures NYC program. Additionally, the library’s bookmobiles will be active throughout the summer, visiting various communities with books to borrow.
In-Branch Programs: NYPL is offering hundreds of programs and classes all summer long. Additionally, the library’s LIVE from NYPL series is hosting a citywide summer dance party in August. More information on that to come!
Programs for Grown-Ups: In addition to the many programs the library always offers adults—technology training, job search help, ESOL and citizenship classes, author talks, and more—there are some summer-themed programs available at branches across the system this summer, with limited book giveaways.
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