Although I was running my tailfeathers off during a recent stay in New York City, I was able to find time to visit the Main Public Library. If you haven’t seen that building — located next to Bryant Park — yet, try to get around to it someday. Maybe this DNA Info article by Shaye Weaver will encourage you if you don’t yet know how curious you are: https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20170519/midtown-east/nypl-library-rose-reading-bill-blass-landmark/?utm_source=New+York+City&utm_campaign=34b2b29022-Mailchimp-NYC&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4f5d8e7caa-34b2b29022-132382133 Continue reading NYPL News
In case you’ve ever wondered whether New York Public Library branches have secret apartments upstairs, here’s your answer: http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/inside-the-new-york-public-librarys-last-secret-apartments Continue reading No, Not The Addams Family
This is supposed to be a secret, so please keep it under your hat, okay? Librarians are getting a bit overwhelmed. Continue reading Whom to Trust
In case you found the saga of the missing toilet paper in the Morrisania Branch Library unsatisfying, here’s something more likely to engage the true team spirit. On Tuesday, the NYPL and King County (Washington State) Library System will hold their yearly competition to compare the efficiency of their respective sorting machines. It may sound ridiculous, but it’s interesting if you’re a real book lover. Take a look at the slide show and short video included in the NY Times link, for more behind-the-scenes excitement. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/08/nyregion/new-york-public-library-seattle-book-sorting-system.html?_r=0 Continue reading More Library News
This post includes a link to a DNAInfo story about bathroom tissue theft at the Morrisania Branch of the NYPL. Obviously, the larger issue isn’t really toilet paper, unless you’re the unfortunate lady in the video below. At any library, some people will sneak out with circulating materials they haven’t checked out, which is a bit more serious. Either the toilet paper theft has become a twice-hourly thing, or the staff thinks they can get a handle on it by cracking down. Crackdowns don’t always work with circulating materials because some of the thieves are professionals who stay one step … Continue reading Library Patrons of the Bronx, Beware!