New York Public Library, St. Agnes Branch

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New York Public Library, St. Agnes Branch
St. Agnes, New York Public Library

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
Address: 444 Amsterdam Ave
New York

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
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