Posted by: bluesyemre | September 6, 2018

New York Public Library is now lending out Neckties and bowties, Briefcases and Handbags for #JobInterviews

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Not everyone has a closet full of business-appropriate or semi-formal clothing, and the cost of spiffing up your look for a job interview, a graduation, or another important event on your calendar can be pretty high. So in New York City, the public library is opening its closet to anyone who needs to borrow fancier accessories—like ties.

The New York Public Library’s Grow Up work accessories collection, located at the Riverside Library on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, allows library card holders to borrow ties, briefcases, and handbags for three-week periods.

It doesn’t provide full outfits, sadly—you’ll have to get that blazer yourself, or head to a nonprofit like Dress for Success or Career Gear—but it can add a little free panache to your wardrobe for a one-time event. Because really, you’ll probably only wear that bow tie once, anyway.

Adults and teens who have low fines (less than $15) or no fines on their library cards can borrow items for a one-time, three-week lending period.

We also have information sheets on job interview tips, free career resources and suggested books, and websites and organizations that can help with professional fashion advice and attire.

The New York Public Library Grow Up mini-lending library program is funded through the New York Public Library Innovation Project, which is made possible by a generous grant from The Charles H. Revson Foundation. Other donations came from Career Gear and private individuals.

For more information about the NYPL Grow Up work accessories lending library, stop by the Riverside Library at 127 Amsterdam Ave and 65th Street. Visit the second floor information desk, talk to a librarian, and check it out!

https://www.nypl.org/blog/2018/08/06/dress-up-nypl-lending-fashion-library

http://mentalfloss.com/article/554378/new-york-public-library-lendis-ties-and-accessories-job-interviews


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