It has become a tradition of mine to visit local libraries during my vacations. So when my daughters and I recently visited New York City, visiting the New York Public Library was a MUST.
The New York Public Library was founded in 1895 and is the nation’s largest public library system. There are 88 neighborhood branches and 4 research centers. These libraries serve more than 17 million patrons a year! Incredible! Get a glimpse into how important these libraries are by checking out their At A Glance statistics from 2014. Impressive!
Here I am outside the Stephen A Schwarzman Building. It is one of the four scholarly research centers.
One of the most notable public sculptures in New York City are the Library Lions outside of the NYPL. Here are my daughters posing with Patience. Visiting the library was a highlight of the trip for them…even if they didn’t really say that. 🙂
Found these lego lions in the Children’s section and immediately thought of Makerspaces! Wouldn’t it be incredible to build something like this for our library?!
I absolutely loved visiting the NYPL. The only negative thing was that the store was closed when I was there. Bummer! Luckily, they have an online store. Time to start shopping!