Library Blog

Library Blog

  • Thursday, December 20, 2018

    We extend a hearty thank you to all the young members who participated in the Library's art competition this fall. For our holiday postcards this year, we selected several original works depicting cozy winter reading by children ranging in age from four to fifteen. Each member received one of these vibrant cards in the mail. Scroll down to admire all the winning artwork. We bet you'll be inspired to curl up in a cozy spot on a cold day with a great book. Happy new year and happy reading from all of us at the New York Society Library!

  • Tuesday, August 7, 2018
    Holiday Postcard Art Competition now through October 15.
  • Friday, June 1, 2018
    On May 23rd we lost a true friend of the Library.
  • Friday, December 4, 2015

    It's that time of year again-- time to find the perfect holiday gifts for loved ones near and far! Have no fear, as the Children's Librarians are here to help with our recommendations for terrific books to give to the young readers in your life.

  • Friday, November 13, 2015

    Question: What do you get when you fill a room with eager teen and adult readers, three terrific (YA) authors, and an engaging moderator?

    Answer: A captivating discussion about the world of YA writing, secrets, and life.

  • Friday, March 13, 2015
    Thank you for helping New York City's young readers!
  • Monday, February 23, 2015
    Please donate new and gently used children's and young adult books at the Library, February 25-March 4.
  • Monday, December 8, 2014
    Great gift recommendations for the young readers on your list!
  • Monday, July 14, 2014

    Early summer is a celebratory time in the children’s literature world, as many who create, read, and promote books for young readers gather at the American Library Association national conference to honor the year’s award-winning authors and illustrators. The 2014 awards were given at the national conference in Las Vegas at the end of June. The winners accepted their awards with speeches highlighting their journeys as authors and illustrators.

  • Thursday, April 17, 2014

    Rhythms and rhymes, words that sing, humorous thoughts, inventive imagery, surprises and delights: these are the qualities that bring pleasure to the lucky child who experiences poetry at its best.  As member and poet Esther Cohen aptly put it in her recent guest blog post, “Good poets give us their poems as gifts.”