New York Public Library facts for kids

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Coordinates: 40°45′10″N 73°58′54″W / 40.75270°N 73.98180°W / 40.75270; -73.98180

The New York Public Library (NYPL) is a public library system in New York City. It is the second largest public library in the United States

The library has branches in the boroughs of Manhattan, Bronx and Staten Island. The branch libraries are open to the general public.

History

New York Public Library 1908c
The New York Public Library main building, circa 1908

John Astor gave $400,000 for the creation of a public library. which was built in 1854

The size and importance of the library grew along with the city.

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