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Queens Library Becomes First In NY Public Library System To Lend E-Readers

Under the pilot program, 50 e-readers preloaded with e-books will be available for check out at the library’s Central Library in Jamaica, starting on Thursday.


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Fire Marshals Arrest Man Accused Of Setting Manhattan Trash Can Fires

Authorities arrested Armando Calderon on Tuesday. He reportedly told them he was homeless and angry about his circumstances.


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Officials: At Least 15 Trash Cans Set On Fire Around Manhattan

The first fire was in front of the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street at about 3 p.m. At about the same time, authorities received a 911 call about a trash can fire a block away on Madison Avenue.


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‘Wichcraft Sandwich Chain To Sell Coffee, Snacks At New York Public Library

Visitors to the New York Public Library have long been able to satisfy their thirst for knowledge and now they can satisfy their actual thirst and hunger with coffee, sandwiches and other snacks.


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NYPL President Pleads Guilty To DWI

Anthony Marx was fined $500 and ordered to attend alcohol counseling and a driving program. His driver’s license will be revoked for six months.


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Stories From Main Street: Financial Planning Day Ahead At The Business Library

Money is tight. Times are tough. You need help. But where to turn? How about the New York Public Library’s Money Matters program?


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Manhattan Bookstore Owner Helps Nab Alleged Serial Library Book Thief

It was an unwelcome plot twist for an accused book thief caught scamming his way through Manhattan book shops. The suspect was indicted Friday.


The main branch of the library on 42nd Street and Fifth Ave. (Credit: AP Photo/New York Public Library, Jonathan Blanc)

New York Public Library Extends Amnesty Program

If you’re under 18-years-old and have an overdue or missing book borrowed from a branch of the New York Public Library, there is some good news for you.


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New York Public Library Announces Amnesty Program For Youths

There are 140,000 kids who owe fines and the New York Public Library has found a way to help them pay it off and keep reading.


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City Council Formally Passes $66 Billion Budget With No Teacher Layoffs

After a contentious budget session, lawmakers said they would not give the city’s teachers their first pink slips since the economic crisis of the 1970s.


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NYC Libraries Warn Of Consequences From $90 Million Funding Cut

NYPL President Paul LeClerc said that school children would be hurt the most by the proposed cuts.


The main branch of the library on 42nd Street and Fifth Ave. (Credit: AP Photo/New York Public Library, Jonathan Blanc)

NY Public Library Turns 100, Not Just With Books

At 100, the New York Public Library’s landmark Fifth Avenue building has nurtured generations of scholars and boasts treasures like a Gutenberg Bible and an early copy of the Declaration of Independence.


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New York Library’s Lions Celebrate 100th Birthdays With LEGOs

The marble lions which sit outside the New York Public Library are turning 100-years-old on Friday, and the New York City institution is marking the event with a celebration – full of LEGOs.


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Coney Island Brewing Company To Brew George Washington’s Beer

Move over Samuel Adams. Apparantly you’re not the only Founding Father with a penchant for beer.


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Officials: Watching Porn At NYC Libraries Falls Within First Amendment Rights

It’s the last thing you’d expect to find at New York City’s public libraries. But find it you will — pornography.