Multiple New York City libraries giving away 15,000 books to families

The initiative is part of the libraries' annual summer reading and learning programs that encourage children and teens to read books.

News 12 Staff

Jul 28, 2023, 4:49 PM

Updated 305 days ago

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Multiple libraries across New York City are partnering with New York Life Foundation to bring thousands of books to kids this summer. New York City Libraries and the New York Life Foundation have teamed up for a Summer Book Giveaway. Books will be given out at select libraries throughout the five boroughs for July, 28 and 29 to give away 15,000 books.
The initiative is part of the libraries' annual summer reading and learning programs that encourage children and teens to read books. The program is open to all but is specifically aimed at serving low income and asylum-seeking families.
Books for children and teens will be available at select branches on July 28 and 29. Readers can pick up books to keep at home and sign up for a library card to continue reading all year long as well.
Books will be available in English, Spanish and, in select locations, Chinese.
A complete list of locations and giveaway times, while supplies last, are below:
Brooklyn Public Library - Friday, July 28 from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Kensington Library at 4207 18th Ave.
  • Crown Heights Library at 560 New York Ave.
  • Saratoga Library at Saratoga Park at 112 Howard Ave.
  • Park Slope Library at 431 Sixth Ave. Saturday, July 29, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • East Flatbush Library at 9612 Church Ave.
  • McKinley Park Library at 6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway
The New York Public Library - Friday and Saturday July 28 and 29 from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Bronx:
  • Bronx Library Center at 310 E. Kingsbridge Road
  • Sedgwick Library at 1701 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
  • Wakefield Library at 4100 Lowerre Place
Manhattan - 53rd Street Library at 18 West 53rd St.
  • Columbus Library at 742 10th Ave.
  • Epiphany Library at 228 East 23rd St.
  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library at 455 Fifth Ave.
Staten Island
  • Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library at 2550 Victory Blvd.
Queens Public Library - Friday, July 28 from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Arverne Library at 312 Beach 54 St.
  • Central Library at 89-11 Merrick Blvd.
  • Corona Library at 38-23 104 St.
  • Flushing Library at 41-17 Main St.


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