Spaces to Thrive

Spaces to Thrive is a partnership between The New York Public Library and the Mayor’s Office of ThriveNYC to spark conversation about mental health and bring free mental health programming to New Yorkers.

With Spaces to Thrive, ThriveNYC’s resources are now available at 13 NYPL branches across the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, and are amplified through social media at #SpacestoThrive.

New York’s public libraries serve 17 millions patrons a year, including the City’s most underserved communities. By bringing free mental health resources to NYPL branches, we’re helping ensure that mental health knowledge and support is accessible to all—no matter what neighborhood you live in.

Find Spaces to Thrive programming by visiting the New York Public Library online.

Spaces to Thrive includes:

  • Free Mental Health First Aid Trainings for patrons, librarians, and facilities staff
  • Free mental health programming at participating branches
  • A dedicated ThriveNYC section containing books on mental health at participating branches
  • Information about citywide mental health resources and services

The following branches participate in Spaces to Thrive:

Central Bronx: Bronx Library Center, Woodstock Library
East Bronx: Pelham Bay Library, Soundview Library, Westchester Square Library
West Bronx: Francis Martin Library
Midtown: Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street
Lower Manhattan: Kips Bay Library, Mulberry Street Library
East Manhattan: Countee Cullen Library
West Manhattan: Hamilton Grange Library,  Harry Belafonte–115th Street Library
Staten Island: Mariners Harbor Library

Read the press release.

Connect with us on social media using #SpacestoThrive.