New York Public Library Opens Outdoor Reading Room At Landmark Building

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York City bookworms rejoice! The New York Public Library is offering book lovers an outdoor reading room to enjoy the summer weather with the company of a good book.

The pop-out space, called Library Inside Out: Read Everywhere, opened Tuesday outside the library’s landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street.

The outdoor reading room will be available to the public between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday until Aug. 15 — weather permitting.

Library Inside Out offers Wi-Fi, books recommended by librarians, library card sign ups and seating.

The program has also invited the public to post photos of themselves on Twitter or Instagram reading in their favorite spots using the hashtag #1ReadEverywhere.

The library said the open-air reading room will give the public a taste of what it offers inside.

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