Matt Emerson WBNL NYC Public Library LionPatience and Fortitude. These are both great qualities and also happen to be the nicknames of the pink Tennessee marble sculpted lions that sit in guard of the New York Public Library.

Patience, shown here, along with his brother to the north have been popular¬†NYC mascots since the Library’s dedication on May 23, 1911.

These sentinels welcome and invite you to come in an explore the educational and architectural adventures that await you in this incredible space.

Get Up and Get Out! Be forever Pondering & Wandering But Not Lost.

New York Public Library - Main Branch