Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
NYPL Turns Apartment Into Teen/Tech Center
The New York Public Library has converted a former custodian apartment on the third floor of its Washington Heights branch into "a vehicle of the future: It's a teen center and programming space, designed to nurture adolescents interest in technology," Mental Floss reported. After undergoing a $4.4 million renovation, the space opened December 2 and is "for after-school programs, media and computer programs, and general use. There are also facilities and equipment for adult learners." Currently, 13 vacant NYPL apartments remain, and five of them are slated for renovations, including locations in the Bronx, Harlem, Upper Manhattan and Staten Island, Mental Floss wrote.