** NOTE: Due to the extreme heat advisory, the Pop Up Library event scheduled for this weekend, Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21, has been canceled out of concern for the safety and security of all visitors. We apologize for any inconvenience. **
POP-UP LIBRARY FEATURING STORY TIME BY THE ROOSEVELT ISLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
Join us for a fun-filled weekend with this family friendly event! Come sit outside, read, draw, enjoy the view, and explore a curated collection of books and hands-on materials.
Story Time will take place at 12:30pm and again at 2:00pm. Jennifer Minehardt from the Roosevelt Island Public Library will be onsite to read books, play, and give away free goodies!
Free; registration recommended.
The Pop-Up Library will visit the Park on:
Saturday, May 18 & Sunday, May 19; Saturday, June 15 & Sunday, June 16; Saturday July 20 & Sunday, July 21; Saturday, August 17 & Sunday, August 18; Saturday, September 21 & Sunday, September 22; Saturday, October 19 & Sunday, October 20.
The Uni Project is a nonprofit that brings learning opportunities to public space in New York City. Using custom-designed installations, the Uni Project pop ups in parks, plazas, and other public spaces to offer reading, drawing, and hands-on activities that let New Yorkers embrace the act of learning. The Uni Project partners with community organizations and city agencies, and we prioritize underserved locations.
The Roosevelt Island branch of The New York Public Library is a growing facility. Located on 524 Main Street, the branch is set to move down the street in 2019 to better serve the community.
It all began in 1976, when Dorothy and Herman Reade of Forest Hills, Queens, retired to Roosevelt Island and made it their goal to create a community library. The one-room Roosevelt Island Community Library, run solely by volunteers, served residents for 20 years. In 1997, Roosevelt Island Library became the 85th branch of The New York Public Library, and patrons have access to the full contents of NYPL’s network.
Since then, the branch has attracted an ever-growing, diverse and community of users who enjoy a wide range of materials, programs, and services — including weekly Toddler Story Time and Baby Story Time programs, computer classes, and our Thursday morning Knitting and Crochet Group. The branch's Book Discussion Group meets on the third Thursday of each month.