The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL) Turns One

NEW YORK – The New York Public Library’s (NYPL) Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL) recently celebrated one year since its official opening—one year of offering a beautiful, inspiring public space that invites all New Yorkers to explore, learn, and grow—with a birthday party at the SNFL Children’s Center.

Kids celebrated with games, story time, a special guest appearance of NYPL’s lion mascot (inspired by the icon Patience and Fortitude statues across the street from SNFL), and more. The setting highlighted the warm, purpose-built spaces designed to welcome New Yorkers of all ages around which SNFL is designed.

SNFL’s first year has been packed with public programming of all stripes, from a discussion with SNF Agora Institute Senior Fellow Yascha Mounk on Making Diverse Democracies Endure, to a conversation with SNFL architects Francine Houben and Elizabeth Leber on how they transformed an uninspiring building into a library people love, and far beyond.

SNFL is NYPL’s reimagined and remade central circulating branch, transformed through a major grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) as part of its focus on helping create vibrant and inclusive public spaces.

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