Carolyn Rhodes' Book

Library Girls of New York

A Secret Place

List Price: $15.99 PB

112 pages

December 1, 2019

Library Girls of New York is a true story, a recollection of growing up in an unusual place. The author lived inside an apartment in two New York Public Libraries with her Mom and Dad and two sisters from the 1940s to the 1970s. 

About the Author

Carolyn Rhodes has been recognized for her published articles, essays and blogs, and has won several writing awards. She lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, her home for the past twenty-five years. Carolyn’s New York City roots are evident to all who meet her. In her memoir, “Library Girls of New York,” she shares her experiences while growing up inside two New York Public Carnegie live-in libraries (NYPL). It is a unique and true story which covers the years from 1930s until her Dad retired from the NYPL, mid-1970s. Carolyn retired from the University of Alabama (worked in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa) where she wrote feature articles and edited publications. Presently, she is an exercise instructor for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) located on the campus of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. When Carolyn is not writing, she is line dancing several days a week.

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