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Rose Reading Room Re-opening in October

Stepping into the New York Public Library’s Rose Main Reading Room is truly a treat for readers, or anybody who enjoys a beautiful place to sit and work. Unfortunately, after a plaster rosette fell off the ceiling in 2014, the Rose Room was closed for repairs.

Library goers are in for a treat this Fall. Although originally scheduled for re-opening in 2017, it’s been announced that the room will be re-opening in October. It’s a spectacle, and if you live in the city you owe it to yourself to spend a quiet afternoon reading in this beautiful space.Attracting about 2.5 million visitors a year, the Rose Main Reading Room is one of New York’s treasures. President of the NYPL Tony Marx had this to say during the press conference:

The Library has eagerly anticipated the reopening of these glorious rooms, architectural gems which for over 100 years have been home to scholars, writers, students, and all members of the public who want to access our renowned research collections, learn, and create. As great stewards of all of our libraries, we are proud of this important project, which ensures that these spectacular spaces remain as inspiring as they were on they day they opened.

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