Closing of Donnell Library and What Happens Next

The New York Public Library’s Central Children’s Room has been located at the Donnell Library (where blogger Fuse #8 works), but is moving now, now, now. As has been reported before and now in more detail, the building (across from MOMA) is to come down and replaced by a fancy hotel. As for where the children’s and teen materials will be going, the following is what I found on the NYPL site).

Children’s Collections
including Winnie the Pooh and Friends
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
42nd Street and Fifth Avenue
Historic and reference children’s materials will be available in the Rose Main Reading Room. Circulating children’s materials will move to the Humanities Library in the fall. Winnie-the-Pooh and friends are on view now on the Library’s third floor.
Hours: Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tue & Wed: 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 1 to 5 p.m.

Adult Materials and Teen Central
Adult materials and Teen Central will be relocated to a temporary site in midtown while the new library is constructed. Please check for forthcoming details about this location. Over the summer the Teen Advisory Group meetings and programs for teens, including author talks, gaming, web 2.0 programs, and summer reading related activities, will be held at the Columbus Branch. Teen Central staff will also be there to work with young adult library users.


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