We visited New York Public Library while visiting the city. The building is spectacular architecture. The reading Room on the third floor contains a collection of portraits. The McGraw Rotunda is a display of murals of the power of the written word starting with Moses and the Ten Commandments, medieval monk-scribes, Guttenberg and his Bible and ending with a modern scene.
Finally, we toured “Treasures”, an exhibit of exceptional items from the Library’s collection, including a first publication of the King James’ Bible, a 1623 printing of Shakespeare’s works, Charles Dickens’ chair and writing desk and, most endearingly to our group, Christopher Robin’s original Pooh bear, Tigger, Kanga and Eeyore.
The New York Library is a fun, no charge site in the Big Apple.