Can't pop open a Corona and stare at the turquoise waters while flipping through your beach read in the sand? Well, the NYPL has a fine, free alternative: their outdoor reading rooms will reopen tomorrow, and this year they've got swanky umbrellas to shade the sun from your pale winter skin.
The Outdoor Reading Room will be located on the plaza of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on 5th Avenue, where there will be chairs and artificial grass to sit upon. If solitary reading isn't your thing, they'll also have author talks and other events, food trucks, and librarians who will help you find your soulmatebook.
The reading room will include colorful lounge chairs arranged on a plush "grass" carpet of soy bean based turf. Its mid-century modern design was inspired by the iconic 1970 Slim Aarons photograph Poolside Gossip, which epitomized the chic poolside social scene of the times.
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