The Best Gift—A Young Lions Membership

The Young Lions is a membership group for New Yorkers in their 20s and 30s who are committed to supporting the 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.

Give the best gift for the young New Yorkers in your life and help the Library provide essential services to our millions of users.

A membership packet introducing your gift recipient to all the benefits of membership will be sent within a few weeks of your purchase.

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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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