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All Aboard the Book Train


As a former NYC resident, I thought I knew all the secrets of the city's iconic landmarks. However, it wasn't until this morning that I stumbled upon a fascinating discovery: the New York Public Library's book train. Although it was unveiled back in 2016, I somehow missed hearing about it during my time in the city.


The concept is simply ingenious – an entire system operating beneath the library's floors, designed to transport books efficiently from one location to another. Each compartment of the book train is capable of carrying up to 30 pounds of books and can navigate both vertically and horizontally throughout the library's intricate network.

Every library should adopt this system.




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