Breaking! Isaac Mizrahi Joins Brooklyn Library to Present 'Where the Wild Things Are' Library Card, 3/28

On Tuesday, March 28, Brooklyn Public Library will debut a new, limited-edition library card featuring artwork from the classic picture book Where the Wild Things Are by Brooklynite Maurice Sendak. Students from PS 118, the Maurice Sendak Community School will be the first to receive the new card at a brief press event that will feature a fun, interactive reading with Wild Rumpus dancing and an appearance by Isaac Mizrahi. In addition to being the default issued to children, the Wild Things cards will be available for free to any patrons (regardless of age) who request to trade in their traditional blue cards, while supplies last.

Mr. Mizrahi-iconic fashion designer, artist, cultural architect and Brooklyn native-will join BPL to present the students with their new library cards and underscore the powerful relationship between design and youth literacy, a relationship that fostered much of the driving force behind his success.

On Saturday, April 1, BPL branches throughout the borough will incorporate Where the Wild Things Are into their Storytime programs, with read-alouds, crafting and other activities. The events will raise awareness for the importance of Saturday Storytime programming, the expansion of which was made possible by the city's increased investment in public libraries two years ago.

This year, New York's three library systems are requesting sufficient funding to significantly expand seven-day service. If the budget request is approved, nearly one-third of Brooklyn's public libraries would be open every day of the week, increasing the number of Saturday and Sunday Storytimes that librarians could host for the public.

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About Brooklyn Public Library

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is an independent library system for the 2.5 million residents of Brooklyn. It is the fifth largest library system in the United States with 60 neighborhood libraries located throughout the borough. BPL offers free programs and services for all ages and stages of life, including a large selection of books in more than 30 languages, author talks, literacy programs and public computers. BPL's eResources, such as eBooks and eVideos, catalog information and free homework help, are available to customers of all ages 24 hours a day at our website: www.bklynlibrary.org. This year, New York's three library systems are asking the city to fund an expansion of seven-day service. If approved, nearly one-third of Brooklyn's public libraries would be open every day of the week, increasing the number of Saturday and Sunday Storytimes that librarians could host for the public.



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