Credit: The New York Times
Ever left your house without your book and was facing a long commute to work? Now New Yorkers don’t have to face that dreaded outcome.
The New York Public Library, Queens Public Library, and Brooklyn Public Library, in partnership with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) created a great reading project titled “Subway Library”, free ebooks for your ever daunting commute. These are free downloadable books excerpts or full text that can be accessed through the libraries’ e-reader app, the SimplyE.
This is how it works:
- When you enter any subway station, connect to the Transit Wireless WiFi
- Once logged on, you’ll see a prompt to go and visit SubwayLibrary.com
- And start browsing!
They have various categories ranging from “New York Stories” to “International Tales”. It also organized books for those rare quick commutes or long reads for that ever daily occurring long/delayed commutes.
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