New York Public Library Installs Reading Recommendation Booth

Have you every gone to the library without knowing which book you wanted to borrow? The New York Public Library has a solution. The library has installed a new reading recommendation booth in its iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman building.

When the booth is open, readers can walk right up and get “personalized, one-on-one book recommendations” from the librarians, according to the NYPL’s press release. “Reading is a very personal thing,” librarian Lynn Lobash explained in the release, “and the whole key to enjoying it is to find the right book.”

According to GalleyCat, the temporary booth will be staffed by two of the NYPL’s librarians, Lynn Lobash and Gwen Glazer. It’s run by the library’s Readers Services department.

The booth will only be open at certain times and days: you can get your recommendations between 10 AM to 11 AM and between 2 PM and 3 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays. The program is only running until December 23, so go check it out before then!

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