Library Blog

Library Blog

  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    We are pleased to invite everyone who joined the Library since June 2, 2017 to a party in their honor on Monday, December 4 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.

    You will have the chance to meet Head Librarian Carolyn Waters and fellow new members while enjoying a glass of wine and learning more about the Library. Our curator Harriet Shapiro will be on hand to guide you through the new Willa Cather exhibition and tell you about Cather’s 20-year association with the Library.

  • Monday, November 20, 2017

    Your contributions to the Annual Fund have a direct impact on the books we purchase, the lectures we present, the children’s programs we offer, the seminars we run, the writing groups we host, and so much more.

    Donations of any amount make a difference. All gifts are tax-deductible and can be made by check, credit card, or in appreciated stock.

  • Monday, October 2, 2017

    Whether you joined last week or decades ago, we thank you for being a member. Your membership fees provide critical operating support, yet they cover only part of the costs of running the Library. That is why we must rely on donations to the Annual Fund to help bridge the gap.

  • Monday, May 1, 2017

    The monthly New Books list on the Reference Desk (and online) always reminds me of the vibrancy of the Library’s ever-growing collection. Thanks to the generosity of members and friends like you, more than 4,000 volumes will be added to the collection this year. Funds raised in the Spring Appeal help make this possible.

  • Monday, December 12, 2016

    Why do YOU love the Library?

    We often hear from members how much they love the Library. Author and member Lorrie Bodger has 75 reasons! Here are a few of her favorites.

    For Adults:

    Open Stacks (Her #1 reason): The NYSL houses most of its impressive collection of books in open stacks that you may browse to your heart’s content.

    Evening Events: These amazing book-related lectures and panels are for members – and friends.

  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    The Library is buzzing with activity this fall!

    You and your fellow members and friends make this possible by supporting the Annual Fund. Donations are put to use in those areas of greatest need within the Library's operations.

    Your gift will go to support

  • Monday, May 2, 2016

    Whether you are at the Library or in your living room, you now have access to so much of the New York Society Library’s extraordinary collection. Books for adults and children remain at its core as they have for more than 260 years. But today we offer materials in many other formats as well.3M EBooks

  • Monday, January 11, 2016

    Thank you to everyone who supported the Library in 2015. Your commitment helped make it an amazing year.

    Contributions enabled us to offer two new services: expansion of our open hours, and the introduction of e-books. They also supported everything that makes our Library unique: the outstanding book collection for adults and children, timely lectures, lively performances, and an exceptional staff.

    We all look forward to seeing you at the Library very soon!

  • Monday, September 21, 2015
    The city's oldest library is going strong after 261 years.
  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    Writers: Are you a frequent fifth-floor user, writing group member, or Writing Life program attendee?

    Readers: Is the Members’ Room your “home away from home,” as we so often hear? Do you scour the New Books list, make your own recommendations, and borrow often?

    Parents: Does your family visit the Children’s Library and join in storytimes and author visits?