The Library Walk, is a venture launched in 1996 by the New York Public Library, Grand Central Partnership and New Yorker Magazine, in which are embedded in bronze plaques quotes from well-known books, or those dealing with books and literature. The panels designed by artist Gregg LeFevre were laid in 1998 from the New York Public Library building along 41st Street.
The plaque features a quote from the poem by the American poet, Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Eberhart - Reading Room: New York Public Library.
Richard Eberhart passed away in 2005, years after the sign was placed, so the year of his death does not appear on the sign.
The quote is surrounded in the background by the ceiling of the main reading room at the New York Public Library.