hi – 13feb

Hi. I’ve seen two small libraries that were not in libraries lately. One was in Bryant Park Reading Room originally called the “Open Air Library”, outside of the main NYPL building. In bad weather it is enclosed in a plastic tent. It’s a book and newspaper collection that was intended originally during the Depression Era to be accessible to everyone. No money, no address, no problem. It existed in the 30’s and 40’s [and closed once the wartime job surge put a lot of people back to work] and is re-opening this year. The second was at my local video store. They have a few shelves of books that relate somehow to the movies that they carry like the entire Lemony Snicket series, or the Simpsons episode guide. All the books can be checked out with your movies, for free.

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