Looking for something to help you pass the time on the subway? New Yorkers just got a great (and free!) new option.
Starting Thursday, commuters can take advantage of the Subway Library, a joint effort between the New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Library, the MTA, and Transit Wireless, which provides subway riders with access to tons of material they can enjoy for free on the train for six weeks.
“The New York Public Library’s mission is to make information and knowledge accessible to all, and this exciting partnership with the MTA is certainly right on track,” said New York Public Library President Tony Marx in a press release. “By gaining thousands of free stories only existing to subway straphangers , we are encouraging sensing, discovering, with curiosity.”
Score only as communal transportation !
Having access to the library is wonderful effortless. The whole thing you suffer to do is connect to the Transit Radio set WiFi Network (available at the whole thing underground stations) , depart to SubwayLibrary.com, furthermore start off prying the infinite option of material donated to the Current York Communal Library by publishers . You may possibly still download it to comprehend afterward.
To have a good time the launch, there’s a special Subway Library inform with its interior decorated to resemble the Novel York Public Library’s famed (and latterly renovated) Rose Necessary Understanding Space, which NYPL Media Nuclear family Director Angela Montefinese got wind as “REALLY serene (and not without problems create I’m liquidated to state that)” inside an email correspondence.
The edify is painted superb blue , orange , along with purple on the outside , brandished with the words “Subway Library,” and will troth moving between the E furthermore F libretto inside Brooklyn, Manhattan, plus Queens.
There’s further a enjoyable promotional aspect to the train: If you picture the Subway Library train, trade a photo of it using the hashtag #SubwayLibrary to troth without human intervention burgled to be triumphant a Awaken Voyager. Nifty.