Become a Young Lion!

The Young Lions is a membership group for New Yorkers in their 20s and 30s who are committed to lifelong learning and advancing the crucial work of The New York Public Library. Members gain exclusive access to dynamic and engaging events, including cocktail parties, forums with distinguished authors and industry leaders, private tours with Library curators, pre-release film screenings, and the annual Young Lions Fiction Award ceremony.

Your gift to the Young Lions will help The New York Public Library provide free and vital services to all New Yorkers.

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  • Invitations to Young Lions Forums (3-4 per year)
  • Invitation to the Young Lions Fiction Award ceremony
  • Private, after-hours, behind-the-scenes tours of the Library and its magnificent collections (2 per year)
  • Preview screenings of films followed by Q&As
  • Invitations to lectures and tours presented by the Library's Friends Program
  • Invitations to VIP exhibition openings
  • 10% discount at The Library Shop
  • 20% savings on LIVE from the NYPL tickets

All Young Lion benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to Young Lion Conservator Salons, where members read highly anticipated books and meet renowned authors in intimate settings (3-4 per year)
  • Invitations to Conservators Forums on literature, history, art, and politics (3-4 per year)
  • Opportunity to purchase tickets to the Library's annual Library Lions gala

All Young Lion Conservator benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to the Business Leadership Council Series, where influential leaders come together to construct an open dialogue about relevant trends, strategies, and ideas (2 per year)

All Young Lion Tilden Conservator benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to the Conservators Lenox and Astor Reading Groups at which distinguished authors discuss their favorite classics (2 per year)

All Young Lion Tilden Conservator benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to the fall and spring President's Council dinners, exclusive evenings hosted by the Library's Chairman, President, and President's Council Co-Chairs. These dinners feature lively conversations with notable authors and public figures
  • On request, a private tour of the Library's special collections or exhibitions tailored to individual interests
  • Reserved seating at any public program for members and their guests

Benefits will be matched according to the level of the donation.

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By choosing to not receive benefits with your membership, your gift is fully tax deductible and you will not receive a member card, invitations to events, e-updates, or be eligible for member discounts.

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