The poshly redone Upper West Side branch, one of 67 city libraries built with funds from Andrew Carnegie in the early 20th century, has its children's room on the ground floor rather than upstairs, underscoring the importance with which St. Agnes takes kids. The feelings are apparently mutual: Children's librarian Dina Brasseur's storytimes, held in an enclosed room on the third floor, are so popular that parent-child pairs must stop in beforehand to secure tickets—and they go fast.
|Venue name:||New York Public Library, St. Agnes Branch||Contact:|
444 Amsterdam Ave
|Cross street:||between 81st and 82nd Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon, Wed 11am–6pm; Tue 11am–7pm; Thu noon–7pm; Fri, Sat 10am–5pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, C to 81st St–Museum of Natural History|