- New York, New York City, NY
- Site Type:
- Education and Health, Libraries
- New Deal Agencies:
- Works Progress Administration (WPA), Work Relief Programs
- Quality of Information:
- Very Good
- Site Survival:
The Works Progress Administration set up an outdoor library in Bryant Park. The “Reading Room” began in 1935 and closed in 1944. Today the park still serves as the site of an outdoor library, opened in 2003.
Bryant Park Reading Room: (https://bryantpark.org/amenities/reading-room), accessed May 22, 2018.
Bryant Park in Manhattan, Frank da Cruz, Kermit Project, 2018, (https://kermitproject.org/newdeal/bryantpark/index.html), accessed May 17, 2018.
"READING ROOM IN PARK OPENED AT LIBRARY; Project Welcomed by Public as Foretaste of Summer"; The New York Times, May 2, 1942.
National Archives Record Group 69-N
Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish, Brent McKee, and Frank da Cruz on May 24, 2018.
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