Remember when Goodnight Moon was required reading before bed? The folks at the New York Public Library do….and, hey, just walking up the stately steps of this literary landmark on Fifth Avenue somehow elevates your intellect. Now through March 23, 2014, don’t miss The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter, a free exhibit that is guaranteed to make you feel like a kid again. But the truth is, children’s books are anchored in some mighty weighty themes, making this exhibit both playful and profoundly cerebral. You’ll leave there with a fresh appreciation for your mom’s constant reminders to read…and maybe even some new inspiration to get a kid in your life on the road to reading. Best of all, you don’t have to have a library card to gain access. Guests of plenty of New York City boutique hotels are making their way there in droves. Join them!
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