May 23, 2005

May 23, 1911

Today in history, the New York Public Library was dedicated after 14 years of construction. President Taft presided over the dedication of the $9 million marble building. It had a collection of over 1 million books before its doors opened to the general public on May 24.

Posted by Jennifer at May 23, 2005 12:00 PM


The great thing about the NY Public Library is that it teaches you to read between the lions.

(okay, that should be funny to people who know what the NY Pub. Lib. looks like on the outside...)

Posted by: Daniel at May 23, 2005 01:07 PM

Everybody knows what the library looks like. It was prominently featured in "Ghostbusters".

Still doesn't make your horrible pun funny.

Okay, yes it does.

Posted by: Jennifer at May 23, 2005 03:17 PM