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  • Saturday, January 2, 2021

    Happy New Year.

    As I sat down to write this note, I re-read a year's worth of my letters to the membership. Some of these letters were difficult, some beseeching, some procedural. All were hopeful.

    And I remain so. We are still suffering, and there is much work to do. But things are looking up and the signs are encouraging. My niece, a nursing home worker, became the first in our family to get a vaccine; an end to this pandemic now seems very real to me. A new administration takes office in 18 days. The Library turns 267 years old in April.

  • Monday, December 14, 2020
    We're delighted to celebrate Library members who published books in 2020!
  • Friday, April 17, 2020
    It's National Library Week! We're celebrating virtually with a beautiful ode to libraries from member writer Ellen Feldman.
  • Monday, March 30, 2020
    For National Poetry Month: How poems can help now.
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020
    In honor of Women’s History Month, I decided to take a look back at the many women of the NYSL.
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    In late September, I met up with fellow membership library directors from the U.S. & U.K.
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019
    The Library is opening up the former Head Librarian's office for member use.
  • Friday, July 26, 2019

    I have mentioned in prior communications that we would soon be replacing our fire alarm system. That work will begin on July 29 and will take several months to complete. The first phase of the work will occur after the Library closes each evening, so will have no impact on member or visitor access to the Library.  However, in future phases of the project, certain areas of the building may be periodically inaccessible. We will provide as much notice as possible and expect to do everything we can to minimize disruption throughout the project. 

  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019
    We were pleased to honor the Library's Director of Development Joan Zimmett on July 9 for her retirement.
  • Sunday, June 30, 2019

    Summer is here, but that doesn't mean we - or you - are slowing down. Our building is busier than ever, and as I've mentioned in prior communications, we have been actively looking at ways to carve out more member space. As a result, I'm pleased to announce that over the summer we will be returning my office on the Third Floor to member use. Library Controller Lawi Kibet and I will be relocating to a temporary space on the Fourth Floor.