|Of course, we are right on 42nd Street -- and we cannot walk past the New York City Public Library without GOING IN THE BUILDING...|
|Any time you walk into a building in New York City -- you should LOOK UP...|
|The Rose Reading Room. I love to take people here...it is so awe-inspiring...|
|When the library opened in 1911, it boasted the QUICKEST book delivery system in the world. You'd write your book request on a piece of paper, and your books would be delivered via a state of the art "rapid delivery" system...|
I've written before about the Carnegie Libraries -- and chances are good that YOU HAVE ONE IN YOUR TOWN.
My local library is such a big part of my life -- and Lilly and Warren are comfortable in five or six of our county libraries (my card is good for all of them). I really cannot imagine what kind of country we would have grown up to be IF WE DIDN'T HAVE LIBRARIES.
Thank you, James Lenox, Samuel Tilden, John Astor and Andrew Carnegie. I take back every snarky thing I ever said about rich old white guys...