What to see at the NYC Public Library!  This is a great FREE tourism stop on your New York City Walking Tour

What to See at the NYC Public Library

What to see at the NYC Public Library! This is a great FREE tourism stop on your New York City Walking Tour

Here is a list for the top 25 FREE things to do in New York City! Who doesn't need a list of cool free things to do in a great city!

Top 25 FREE Things to Do in New York City

To-Do: Bring a book to read at Rose Main Reading Room. The New York Public Library Main Branch Building is one of the world's most recognizable libraries, with its iconic stone lions (named Patience and Fortitude) guarding the entrance.

ESB from NYPL by Sikbug on flickr

Photo \"ESB from NYPL\" by Bradley Aldridge - View of the Empire State Building from the New York Public Library

The magnificent Rose Reading Room at New York's public library on Fifth Avenue.

The magnificent Rose Reading Room at New York's public library on Fifth Avenue is nearly 2 full city blocks long, at 297 feet. The ornate, mural-decorated ceiling rises 52 feet overhead.

New York Public Library: 26 foot tall "Read" installation. It was made from 25,000 Dr. Seuss books that were donated to schools and libraries when the installation came down.

26 foot tall "Read" installation outside the NYC public library. It was sculpted out of Dr. Seuss books, all of which were donated to New York City schools and libraries after the installation came down.

Patience and Fortitude, the lions flanking the steps and entrance to the NY City Public Library.

New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue: Did you know that the marble lions flanking the steps have names? The southern lion (to the left when facing the arches) is called Patience. The northern lion on the right is Fortitude.

NY Public Library // Stairs // White Marble // A trip to NYC // Minimalism // Photos and Film

NY Public Library // Stairs // White Marble // A trip to NYC // Minimalism // Photos and Film

Bryant Park - New York City, New York. Located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues and between 40th and 42nd Streets in Midtown Manhattan, this is a gem of a park tucked behind the main building of the New York Public Library.

Bryant Park - New York City, New York. Located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues and between and Streets in Midtown Manhattan, this is a gem of a park tucked behind the main building of the New York Public Library.

Gorgeous NYC Public Library elopement: http://www.stylemepretty.com/new-york-weddings/new-york-city/manhattan/2016/04/07/106-reasons-why-you-should-elope-in-a-nyc-library/ | Photography: D'Arcy Benincosa - http://www.benincosaweddings.com/

106 Reasons Why You Should Elope in a NYC Library

This wedding inspiration has officially given you 106 reasons to elope in a public library.

A New Yorker's picks for the top 10 most underrated things to do in New York City!

10 Underrated Things to do in NYC

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Fort York Branch - Toronto Public Library - children's area  A B C letters.

An avid reader and member of the great free services the public library offers. Fort York Branch - Toronto Public Library - children's area A B C letters.

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