Friday, May 30, 2008
A Library Closing in New York
In the New York Times today I read that the Donnell Library Center, on West 53rd Street near Fifth Avenue, across from the Museum of Modern Art, is closing at the end of this week. It will reopen in about 4 years under an 11 story hotel. I often enjoyed the library's Children's reading room with the Winnie the Pooh and Friends doll collection. Looking at Christopher Robin's actual bear and other stuffed toys that were part of the inspiration for A.A. Milne's classic children's book was always a special surprise treat for visitors I would guide around midtown Manhattan.