Dutch library visitThis morning, I was honored to introduce the Uni to a group of distinguished librarians hailing from the Netherlands. They came to New York City on a visit organized by Eimer Wieldraaijer, Bibliotheekblad/Dutch Library Journal, which covered all three public libraries and the Uni as well.

Thanks to Eimer as well as Rob Bruijnzeels and Rammy Speyer, who trekked to Corona the day before to see the Uni on the street. We’re also grateful for books donated by the librarians. The Uni is inspired in part by my own travels in Northern Europe and the Netherlands in particular, so to be recognized by the group was special to me. Dank u!

Dutch library visit

Dutch library visit

Dutch library visit

About our “new” name… Street Lab.

Street Lab began in Boston in 2006. In 2011, we moved the organization to NYC and launched the Uni Project, which was a portable reading room that roamed the city. In 2020, we are re-introducing our original name Street Lab to tie all this work together going forward, with much more to come.