The links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in Chronicling America. You can further explore the topic of the "New York Public Library" using the following search strategies:
Use the following terms in combination, proximity, or as a phrase: New York Public Library, Carrere and Hastings, Astor Library, Lenox Library and Tilden Trust
It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results. You might want to limit to articles published in the years 1895-1910 for articles related to the construction of the building and 1911-1912 for the grand opening of the building.