A huge building consisting of vast enormous knowledge, the library was founded in the year 1895 and has some 85 branches. The main branch of public library was opened in the year 1911 and was attended by the president of US along with Governor of New York and mayor of New York City.
At the entrance there is a bronze bust of its architect, John Merwen Carrer. The main person responsible for the formation of library was the then governor of New York, Samuel Tilden who gave a bulk of his fortune about 2.5 million $ for the establishment of this library. Today almost 90 centres of library include four major research centres and focuses mainly on social sciences, humanities, performing arts and black history.
The street that leads us to the main branch of library on the 41st street has a series of plaques engraved and it is known as the Library Way. It comprises of a series of bronze sidewalk plaques which features quotes from notable authors, poets and prominent personalities.
We were completely awestruck visiting the library. The next destination of our New York trip was the New York’s conservatory garden.