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Inside the New York Public Library’s Last, Secret Apartments

“There used to be parties in the apartments on the top floors of New York City’s branch libraries. On other nights, when the libraries were closed, the kids who lived there might sit reading alone among the books or roll around on the wooden library carts—if they weren’t dusting the shelves or shoveling coal. Their hopscotch courts were on the roof. A cat might sneak down the stairs to investigate the library patrons.” (via Atlas Obscura)

One Response to “Inside the New York Public Library’s Last, Secret Apartments”

  1. Webster
    November 28, 2016 at 1:07 am #

    What a great way to make learning fun!

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