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    A few weeks ago I was in Chelsea's Muhlenberg Library and noticed that finding seating in the adult area was getting pretty crowded




    Looking at this map, it 's easy to see why, most of the libraries in the middle of Manhattan are on the east side.
    So the Muhlenberg branch with its very limited adult seating capacity has to serve a rather large area.

    According to Muhlenberg head librarian Ashley Curran, library patrons brought up the the need
    of extra seating to her and she found a solution for it by shifting and consolidating the collection
    so as to add room for additional seating.


    Here is shown the front book stacks were taken out and replaced by 2 new tables and chairs.






    Coincidentally, beyond the addition of more seating indoors,
    more seating outdoors at the library has also recently been installed



    A few weeks ago a new Citybench was installed in front of the library.
    This has created a place to rest for people like the woman below who has knee problems






    and it has also created an outdoor reading room for patrons.




    Currently you have to either bring your own reading material to the reading room,
    or check your reading material out from the library before you can read it outside.
    However, more reading convenience may be possible for the library in the future.

    Here's what's called a Little Free Library adjacent to a bench.



    And here's the Bryant Park Outdoor Reading Room with moveable racks offering books,
    magazines and newspapers to people sitting outdoors in Bryant Park.


    If we can get the NYPL to install either a fixed or movable reading materials holder placed in front of
    the Muhlenberg, it will enhance the usefulness of Chelsea's new outdoors library reading room.

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    Re: Muhlenberg Library offers More seating to Patrons

    Southpaw, this is actually some great local reporting you've done!!

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      Re: Muhlenberg Library offers More seating to Patrons

      Welcome back, Jonathan! Long time no see.

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        Re: Muhlenberg Library offers More seating to Patrons

        Originally posted by Jonathan View Post
        Southpaw, this is actually some great local reporting you've done!!
        Thanks Jonathan!

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