Checking Out Books? Check in on Foursquare.

The New York Public Library is now on foursquare. Starting today, Library visitors can “check in” from any of our locations across The Bronx, Staten Island and Manhattan, proudly announcing their location to their foursquare friends. If they check in a certain number of times, they get the Find The Future Centennial Badge (seen above) which was designed in honor of the 100th birthday of our landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. NYPL is the first public library to be awarded its own badge, and foursquare CEO and co-founder Dennis Crowley said, “The NYPL’s landmark building has been a New York institution for 100 years, and it’s pretty amazing to see them starting their next 100 by embracing new ways to reach their fans. We hope the partnership will introduce even more people to all the Library has to offer.” So check it out (and check in).