One of the first things my father taught me was that the library was made for and available to me. It’s a place where you not only learn from books but you learn responsibility - how to borrow, take care of, and give back. It’s an important lesson to learn as a child. NYPL was crucial for me when building the Red Rooster. Visiting the Schomburg Center and other libraries helped me to learn more about Harlem and its food.
Upcoming LIVE guest Marcus Samuelsson knows how great libraries are! (especially NYPL!)