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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.


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.


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.


George Washington's Handwritten Beer Recipe (courtesy: New York Public Library)

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.


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New Exhibit Brings Together Three Faiths

The words of three religions – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are now side-by-side at the New York Public Library.


Some amazing area kids spent the summer of 2010 reading up a storm, and for all that hard work, they headed to Yankee Stadium to hang out with Curtis Granderson.

All-Star Summer Readers Meet Yankees Star At Stadium

Some amazing area kids spent the summer of 2010 reading up a storm, and for all that hard work, they headed to Yankee Stadium to hang out with the player everyone’s talking about.


NY Public Library’s Recommended Books

Did you see Cindy Hsu’s story on the New York Yankees honoring some all-star readers from the tri-state on Thursday? Click here for the New York Public Library’s list of recommended reading.


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Guide To The Best Free Places In New York

New York City is one of the most expensive cities in the world, but the fact that it’s an international cultural capital also means it’s not without its high-quality freebies. Following is a quick guide […]


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Best Stuff For Young Kids (5-8)

It can be challenging to figure out what to do with young kids, because they tend to have such a wide range of interests. CBS New York has taken the initiative and provides some top […]