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 donation. You can also schedule a personalized eCard on the confirmation page.

The Best Gift—A Young Lions Membership

The Young Lions is a membership group for New Yorkers in their 20s & 30s who are committed to supporting the work of The New York Public Library.

Members gain exclusive access to events, including cocktail parties, private tours, the annual Young Lions Fiction Award ceremony & more.

A membership packet introducing your gift recipient to all the benefits of membership will be sent within a few weeks of your donation. You can also schedule a personalized eCard on the confirmation page.

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Your yearly support of $400 equals a new circulating book every month.

  • 10% discount at the Library Shop
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Invitations to Young Lions Forums
  • Preview screenings of films followed by Q&As
  • Invitations to conversations and programs presented by the Library's Friends Program
  • Private, behind-the-scenes tours of the Library and its magnificent collections
  • Invitation to the annual Young Lions Fiction Award

Your yearly support of $900 equals three new circulating books every month.

All Young Lion benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to Young Lion Conservator Salons, where members read highly anticipated books and connect with renowned authors
  • Invitations to Conservators Forums on literature, history, art, and politics
  • Opportunity to purchase tickets to the Library's annual Library Lions gala

Your yearly support of $2,050 equals 10 new circulating books every month.

All Young Lion Conservator benefits, plus:

  • Recognition of your support in the Library’s Annual Report
  • Invitations to the Business Leadership Council Series, where influential leaders come together to construct an open dialogue about relevant trends, strategies, and ideas
  • Invitations to exclusive Cocktails with a Curator receptions
  • Invitation to Tilden Tours, where members receive behind-the-scenes access to New York’s iconic cultural institutions

Your yearly support of $5,000 equals 20 new circulating books every month.

All Young Lion Tilden Conservator benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to Cullman Center Luncheons, where Fellows discuss the projects they are working on throughout the year

Your yearly support of $5,000 equals 40 new circulating books every month.

All Young Lion Lenox Conservator benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to President's Council dinners, exclusive evenings hosted by the Library's Chairman, President, and President's Council Co-Chairs featuring 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
  • Special access to public programs for members and their guests

Thank you for your support! The benefits of the gift membership will match the level of your donation.

Young Lion membership benefits start at $400.

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