When asked what they want from a book, parents most often say they want a book to build character or inspire goodness in their child. You know what kids want? Something to make them laugh. Let's give them what they want. Our staff name their young patrons' laugh-out-loud favorites.
Nonfiction is the broadest category of literature. Essentially, anything that is not fiction, poetry, or drama lives in the nonfiction section. These books range widely from memoir to history to how-to. The following post is a short introduction to the primary categories within nonfiction.
There are a some books that set the world on fire when the come out, and our collections team does their best to satisfy, but sometimes we need to put our patrons in a holds queue. However, there is no need for anyone to leave the library empty-handed. Here are some of the season's hottest books and some titles with similar appeal to give them while they wait.
Our Best Books for Kids committee is hard at work, narrowing down the vast pool of new books. Here are some fairy tales, poetry, and graphic novels that are getting good reviews. Look for them on the shelves in your local library and test them out with your kids.
With LGBTQ+ representation in comic books and graphic novels seeing a definite rise in recent years, here are a dozen titles we recommend.
Celebrate the subculture that showed the world how to find beauty in the dark with recommended books, music, and movies.
From the immigrant experience to the history of CBGB, our latest Open Book Hour revealed a diverse set of recommendations.
In honor of Mother's Day, the Library wants to salute books for kids that address the best things motherhood can stand for: love, generosity, a sense of safety in a tumultuous world... and, yes, giving.
Friends, New Yorkers, countrymen, lend me your ears… New & Noteworthy e-audiobooks.
Here are some recently published titles that are getting praise from our YA specialists here at NYPL. Pick them up for your teen or yourself!
If your heart is still pounding from director-star John Krasinski's thriller, we have some reading suggestions for you.
The second annual Albertine Prize, a reader’s choice award for best French fiction, is calling all fiction enthusiasts to vote in support of their favorite work of contemporary French fiction in English translation before May 1st!
If you like pranks, jokes, and hijinks in your reading and viewing, these manga and anime titles are just for you.
When the old becomes new again listeners can win the prize. These works of literary fiction are nods to some past familiar tales, but with twists placing them firmly in the present. Check out these new adaptations.
This year has a lot to offer YA readers so far. Here are a few books our staff here at NYPL are calling out as special.
This spring, read along with the LIVE from the NYPL, a series of conversations with notable thinkers, writers, activists, and artists.
Looking for something good to read? Here are the 2017 books librarians from across the country recommend.
What are some NYPL patrons currently reading? Here's the latest list from patrons at the Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street.