Saturday, November 26, 2022

Best Black Friday Library Ad Ever

Thanks go to the New York Public Library (NYPL) system, one of three library systems in New York City, for this Black Friday ad. (The boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens have their own systems, although their residents can also use the NYPL system  I'm not sure that was true when I was growing up in New York City, but it is true now.)

A version of this ad was emailed to me yesterday as I have an e-Card to use their ebook service.  It was such a laugh that I found the posting on the NYPL website - a little different but still gives you the flavor.

Here's the link.

But wait, there's more!  If you are a resident of New York State you can use NYPL's ebook system and take books out  This was instituted during the pandemic and is still being offered.

I love libraries.  They aren't small businesses but they deserve our support on Small Business Saturday, and every day.

By the way, this is actually a fundraiser (because free is never free) but I would say this is the best Black Friday Library Ad.  Here are the terms and conditions (from the web link above):

This Black Friday deal is from The New York Public Library. $0 down, $0 monthly payments, free returns. Borrow any book for $0 or three easy payments of $0 plus no tax. Cancel and return titles at any time. No Fee Guarantee, never pay another late fee. All major NYPL cards accepted! Patrons who live, work, go to school, or pay taxes in New York State are pre-approved for an NYPL library card. No spending limit, no credit check, never maxes out! If you aren’t completely satisfied, return your books at any time, free of charge.

Love a library today.


  1. Might as well take advantage on Black Friday to remind people of the library.

  2. Oh my, I can’t stop laughing. The lion mascot is the perfect touch, Patience and Fortitude must be so proud.

    I must thank you again, I’ve got cards from the NYPL and the Brooklyn Public Library. My Kindle is very, very happy.

  3. ...$0 down payment, $0 due at signing, $0 EVER. That's an UNBEATABLE price!

  4. I am donating to mastodon instances. A different stadium that is not owned by an enterprise.

  5. I love the ad. My local library won a national award several years ago. And Michigan has a system where you can borrow books from libraries all over the state. If I moved from my community, I would miss my library the most.

  6. Let me just say that if there was a vote to get rid of tax-exempt churches, or libraries - there would be lots and lots of libraries!


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