The history of the NYPL is as fascinating as its vast collections. A short book is available in which various luminaries ponder the collection from Pooh to pencils, Know the Past, Find the Future. It’s available for free as a Kindle download if you didn’t get lucky enough to pick up a print copy to share with friends. (I didn’t, I had to download it and be Future.)
Thank you NYPL for all the wonderful things you’ve taught me, the obscure references you’ve helped me find, and the fun escapes many books have provided. Today I will honour you with a small birthday donation. I am pleased to count myself as a friend.
Where would I be without the NYPL? Here are a few hints. ;)