The New York Public Library to Give Away 15,000 Literacy Kits

By Maryann Yin 

NYPL Kit (GalleyCat)The New York Public Library has designed a literacy kit. The organization will offer these kits to patrons from “high-needs communities.”

The following branches have been tasked with giving away 15,000 kits: Hunts Point, Kingsbridge, Grand Concourse, Morrisania, Inwood, Hamilton Grange, Countee Cullen, St. George, West New Brighton, and Stapleton. More branches will also be getting kits later this year.

Here’s more from the press release: “The kit’s centerpiece is an original children’s board book called ABC Read With Me In NYC featuring illustrations by artist Antonio De Jesus. The book follows the Library’s signature lions as they learn classic nursery rhymes and explore New York City landmarks. With both English and Spanish translations, the book encourages parents to not only read with their children, but talk, sing, and play with them. Additional literacy materials will also be available for download as the program continues at”