New York Public Library Has a Massive Giveaway

A half-million books can be picked up for free at any of the 92 branches over the summer
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 20, 2022 2:19 AM CDT
New York Public Library to Give Away 500K Books
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(Newser) – The New York Public Library really wants to help people build their home libraries, and to accomplish that, it is giving away a half-million books this summer. The books, which are also meant to help young people stay engaged with reading over the summer, can be picked up at any of the branch's 92 locations, CNN reports. "New York City students and families have been through so much over the last two years. It's critical that, during this period of recovery and renewal, our ecosystem of learning do all it can to support and engage them," a library director says in a statement. The "Summer at the Library Program" will also offer youth and adult programming, Time Out reports. (Read more library stories.)

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