Brooklyn Public Library gets ‘wild’ with new cards

The Brooklyn Public Library unveiled its "wildly" redesigned library cards Tuesday, with a facelift intended to encourage children to read.



On hand for a reading of Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are" were students from P.S. 118 -- The Maurice Sendak Community School.



The library says it obtained permission from Sendak's estate to use illustrations from the book on the new library cards.



With the help of Isaac Mizrahi, a fashion designer and artist, the new cards were born.



Mizrahi performed the reading for the P.S. 118 students, and they were the first recipients of the redesigned card.


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