The Library observes the following holiday hours:
- Tuesday, December 24 - open 9 AM-5 PM
- Wednesday, December 25 - closed
- Thursday, December 26 - closed
- Tuesday, December 31 - open 9 AM-5 PM
- Wednesday, January 1 - closed
Otherwise we're open as you'd expect.
Need a last-minute holiday gift or a good suggestion for anytime? Respondents to our December newsletter survey told us their favorite books to give as gifts.
- J.L. Carr, A Month in the Country
- Paula Marantz Cohen, Jane Austen in Scarsdale; or, Love, Death, and the SATs
- Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Idiot
- Eva Figes, Light
- Jack Finney, Time and Again
- Joseph Mitchell, Up in the Old Hotel
- Charles Portis, The Dog of the South
- Evan H. Rhodes, The Prince of Central Park
- Elizabeth Strout, Olive Kitteridge and Olive, Again as a set
- Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow
- John Williams, Stoner
- Alfred Lansin, Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage
- Cleo Le-Tan, A Booklover’s Guide to New York
- Rachel Maddow, Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth
- Maria Popova, Figuring
- Edmund de Waal, The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance (two votes!)
- P.D. Eastman, Go, Dog, Go
- William Joyce, A Day with Wilbur Robinson
- Madeleine L’Engel, A Wrinkle in Time
- books by Leo Lionni
- John Vernon Lord and Janet Burroway, The Giant Jam Sandwich
- Beatrix Potter, The Tale of Peter Rabbit
- M. Sasek, This Is New York
- Iona Opie and Rosemary Wells, My Very First Mother Goose
- Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle or The New Moon with the Old
- E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web
What to do while we're Libernating? A few suggestions:
Read an e-book. (Remember you can log in to Cloud Library with your Library Card ID, visible in My Tab on our website or on your NYSL card.)
Register for upcoming events in January, February, and March.
Watch a recorded event from this season or a past one - there are recent additions such as Robert A. Caro (Working) with Brenda Wineapple (The Impeachers), Suketu Mehta (This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant's Manifesto), and Giles Milton (Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare).
We wish you some time of warm hibernation - and lots of your favorite holiday activities as well - and we'll look forward to seeing you in 2020.