New York Library News: Skip if Bored
I feel so bad. I meant to mention this yesterday. You see May 21st was the grand opening of New York Public Library's brand spanking new Mulberry Branch! It's the first SoHo location to open and has several points with which to recommend itself.
- David Bowie lives above it. At least this is what I've heard. Now the librarians who work inside can hope that maybe someday he'll happen to stop in "just to chat".
- It's located in a building that was once a candy factory named Hawley & Hoops. Having heard that, I couldn't help but wish that NYPL had named the branch The Candy Factory. I mean, what kid wouldn't want to take a class trip to The Candy Factory?
- It's the 40th Manhattan library location and the 87th in the NYPL system.
- It contains a children's librarian who I snaggled via my contact with MotherReader. It's true! Go ask her.