Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Roosevelt Island New York Public Library Branch Named Literary Landmark In Recognition Of Works By Nellie Bly, Horatio Alger, Stephen Crane, O. Henry & Eugene O'Neil - Ceremonial Plaque Unveiling April 12

Roosevelt Island New York Public Library Branch manager Nicole Nelson reports:

The New York Public Library is pleased to have the Roosevelt Island Library named as a "Literary Landmark" by the Empire State Center for the Book and United for Libraries. It's a recognition not just of Nellie Bly's Ten Days in a Mad-House, but of the island's appearance in works by Horatio Alger (Ragged Dick), Stephen Crane (Maggie, A Girl of the Streets), O. Henry (The Cop and the Anthem) and Eugene O'Neil (The Hairy Ape)

There will be a brief ceremony on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 2:00 pm. to unveil the Literary Landmark plaque at the library.
 Image From Lake Oswego Reads

According to United For Libraries:
The Literary Landmarks Association was founded in 1986 by former FOLUSA president Frederick G. Ruffner to encourage the dedication of historic literary sites....
... Dedications have included homes of famous writers (Tennessee Williams, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, William Faulkner), libraries and museum collections, literary scenes (such as John's Grill in San Francisco, immortalized by Dashiell Hammett, and Willa Cather's Prairie near Red Cloud, Nebraska), and even "Grip" the Raven, formerly the pet of Charles Dickens and inspiration to Edgar Allan Poe and now presiding (stuffed) at the Rare Books Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia. The list of dedicated sites continues to grow....
Click here for more United For Libraries New York Literary Landmarks.