I've included a small sample of those libraries I have been to, along with a short comment about what I think of these branches. From the New York Public Library which covers Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island I have visited:
- Mid-Manhattan - Museum atmosphere, great place to visit. This library was featured on the orignal Ghost Busters movie.
- Donnell Library - Great for Children, had Pooh dolls on display.
- Lincoln Center - Performing Arts, great resource for musicians.
- 58th Street Branch - Small neighborhood feel, can find recent DVDs.
- New Amsterdam - Small neighborhood library - I've been to this branch mostly to pick up reserve books. There is an area reserved for children in this branch.
- Flushing Library 41-17 Main Street - has a great collection of Asian books and other media (my favorite in Queens)
- Corona 38-23 104 Street - Got my my first library card here, has great memories.
- Elmhurst 86-01 Broadway - A medium sized library. It has a good Chinese language collection, since it is in an Asian populated area.
- Jackson Heights 35-51 81 Street - Large library, has a great Children's section. I used to look for Origami books here when I was in Elementary school
- East Elmhurst 9506 Astoria Blvd (718) 424-2619. This is a good neighborhood library. The one time I went there was an elementary school class trip that was talking about animals. The Library contains books, magazines and has a good amount of African American heritage themed areas.
- Rego Park 91-41 63 Drive - small neighborhood library. Its been a while since I've gone to this branch, so I can't give you an updated opinion.
- Sunnyside 43-06 Greenpoint Avenue - I visited a few times when I was in High School. Borrowed my first movie VHS cassette here.
- Woodside 54-22 Skillman Avenue - small neighborhood library, have not spent much time here.
- Broadway 40-20 Broadway (718) 721-2462 - Pretty large library, has a good collection of books and is near a lot of shopping and a movie theatre.
Do you currently still use your public library? What are your favorite things about visiting a library?