Monday, December 22, 2014

Help Shape Plans For New Roosevelt Island New York Public Library Branch By Taking Online Survey - Also Upcoming Events At Roosevelt Island NYPL Branch

Roosevelt Island NY Public Library Branch Manager Nicole Nelson is asking for your thoughts and ideas to help shape the plans for the new Roosevelt Island NYPL branch at 504 Main Street scheduled to open in 2018.

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According to Ms. Nelson:
Dear Friend,

Right now, we are beginning to plan our programs and services for the new home of a larger Roosevelt Island Library at 504 Main Street. We truly value your opinion — and here is a chance to have a say in our plans!

Click here to take this quick survey and help shape our neighborhood library.

This is an exciting time to be part of Roosevelt Island. We have new apartments being built, a revitalized Main Street commercial corridor, the recent opening of Four Freedoms Park, and the arrival of Cornell Tech's new Roosevelt Island campus.

Your input is key in making Roosevelt Island Library a part of our community's bright future, and helping ensure that our branch serves everyone: book lovers, adult learners, teens, families, students, small-business owners, writers, creators, and anyone else who comes through our doors.

The New York Public Library spent a century building a network of 88 neighborhood and four research libraries in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. We've spent $250 million over the past 10 years to improve libraries across our system. Moving the Roosevelt Island Library to a larger space is one of many projects that will help give New Yorkers the libraries they deserve.

Your feedback is essential for all of our plans. To get it right, we've been talking to community leaders, recently hosted a community conversation — and now, we're conducting a survey of our users.

Please take this survey in the next five days and help shape our plans for the Roosevelt Island Library.

Thank you for helping to guide our future. You are helping us achieve our mission of inspiring lifelong learning, advancing knowledge, and strengthening our communities.


Nicole Nelson
Library Manager
Please click here to take the Roosevelt Island Public Library survey.

For more information on plans for the new Roosevelt Island NYPL branch at 504 Main Street,

Future Home Of NYPL Roosevelt Island Branch At 504 Main Street

watch video from this NYPL November 20 Roosevelt Island Town Hall Meeting.

Also, below are upcoming events at the Roosevelt Island NYC Public Library branch including:
Roosevelt Island Library
524 Main Street
Phone (212) 308-6243

Early Closings: The library will close at 3PM on Christmas Eve, 12/24, and New Year's Eve, 12/31
Holiday Closings: The library will be closed on Christmas Day, 12/25, and New Year's Day, 1/1

Upcoming Special Programs:

Movie Night: "A Christmas Story" Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 6PM
(1983) (PG) (98 Minutes) - Audience: Families
It's the Christmas season in 1940's Indiana. Young Ralphie wants a Red Rider B.B. Gun for Christmas, but every adult he talks to including a department store Santa tells him: "You'll shoot your eye out, kid!" Will Ralphie's Christmas wishes come true?

Chilren's Film: "Frozen: Sing-Along Edition" Tuesday, December 30, 3-4:45PM
(2014) (PG) (102 Minutes) Audience: Families
Experience “Frozen,” the epic animated hit like never before in an all-new, full-length sing-along edition. Join Anna as she sets off on an epic journey, teaming up with mountain man, Kristoff, and a snowman named Olaf, to find her sister, Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.
Featuring the voices of: Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, and Santino Fontana

Children's Film: "Planes: Fire and Rescue" Friday, January 2, 2-3:30PM
(2014) (PG) (84 Minutes) Audience: Famililes
When air racer Dusty learns that he may never race again, he shifts gears and joins the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.
Featuring the voices of: Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen, Wes Studi, Regina King, Teri Hatcher, and Stacy Keach

"Winter With Bilingual Birdies: Spanish" Thursdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29, 11AM
This January, Bilingual Birdies will visit the Roosevelt Island Library to warm up the families with live music, dance parties, and theatre-based games. We'll take you on an adventure to learn new vocabulary about the snow and rain, warm winter clothes, and playing winter sports. Children will also learn about various professions and modes of transportation. Teachers play the guitar and instruments are provided for a collective family jam!