Library Blog

Library Blog

  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    It was my intention to write a staid and informative blog post about brittle paper this week. However, while it may not yet be summer, it sure feels like it as I write this, and I think slightly lighter fare may be in order. And so, I bring you:

    Repurposing Tools for Book Conservation 

  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017
    Photos and more from the May 3 NYC Book Awards ceremony.
  • Monday, May 8, 2017

    You might not realize this, but American publishers’ bindings have quite a long and storied history in the book world. Last year, I attended a symposium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on American publishers’ bindings, where the enthusiasm for the history and production of bindings was contagious. This conference introduced me to the artist Margaret Armstrong and her influence on American commercial book cover design, and I am more than pleased to have ‘discovered’ many of her cover designs in the stacks at NYSL.

  • Thursday, May 4, 2017
    There's a new welcome sign outside our doors.
  • 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.

  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    Five poets have been meeting at the Library for the past four years in one of our writing groups. They recently published a book of their poetry, Five Poets & Their Poems. Read about them below, and then take a look at a selection of their poems.


  • Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    You’ve probably met our hardworking Library Pages on one of your visits to the Library. Perhaps you remember your first time here, and the guided tour that a Page provided. If you frequent the Hornblower, Whitridge, and Members rooms, you’ve seen them taking a head count to track the busiest and slowest times in the Library. In addition to those tasks, Pages also prepare each new book by carefully applying labels indicating the call number of each volume, a custom-fit Mylar cover to protect the dust jacket, and the pocket that holds each due date card.

  • Monday, April 10, 2017

    In 1957, the name Mrs. Ralph Pulitzer began appearing among the Library’s Board of Trustees. It was a modest credit for a brilliant and respected author.

  • Friday, March 31, 2017

    You know about our print, e-, magazine, and even china collections, but are you up to date on our collection of event recordings? It's nearly always possible to catch up from the comfort of your own screen if a full house or bad weather made you miss an evening in the Members' Room - or if you want to review the words of a speaker that spoke to you. Recent additions:Christopher Rothko

  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017
    A quick tour of our circulating e-book collection.