New free lending library stocked by The Book House opens just in time for National Poetry Month ALBANY, N.Y., April 20, 2023 – In celebration of National Poetry Month, Stuyvesant Plaza unveils a new miniature lending library. Fully stocked with titles from The Book House, the brightly customized, free library invites guests to “Take a book, leave a book.” Constructed from an upcycled newspaper rack, the little free library’s vibrant décor features quotations from famous authors encouraging readers of all ages to explore the volumes inside. The library is located in the Plaza’s breezeway, between RAD Soap Co. and Primal – Your Local Butcher. “We’re thrilled to work with The Book House to bring this wonderful new amenity to Stuyvesant Plaza,” said Stuyvesant Plaza General Manager Rachel Ferluge. “This colorful little library looks great and is a true community resource that will help make the magic of reading available to all. We invite our loyal guests to stop by to share a favorite book or find something new.” Stuyvesant Plaza even penned a verse to commemorate the National Poetry Month opening of the new book box: “At Stuyvesant Plaza, a sight to behold, A little free library with stories untold, Nestled by the shops, a haven for all, Where community reads and knowledge stands tall.” For more information on Stuyvesant Plaza and its businesses, visit About WS Development Massachusetts-based WS Development is a mixed-use developer with a singular mission: creating places people want to be. With an approach that values art, science, innovation and, above all else, people, WS strives to engage each community it serves with best-in-class installations and activations. Established in 1990, WS is a vertically-integrated company that conceptualizes, owns, operates and leases more than 100 properties that range from cutting-edge urban spaces to lifestyle and community centers. With over 20 million square feet of existing space and an additional five million square feet under development, it is one of the largest privately-owned development firms in the country. For more information, visit, call 617.232.8900 or follow WS Development on LinkedIn. About Stuyvesant Plaza Located in the heart of Albany, Stuyvesant Plaza is the premier open-air retail destination in New York’s state Capital Region and has been serving the community since 1959. The Plaza is situated at the intersection of I-87 and I-90/NY State Thruway in a popular retail corridor that attracts shoppers from as far as 30+ miles away. Today, Stuyvesant Plaza is home to more than 60 shops and restaurants, including an interesting mix of locals and sought-after national brands.

Dunkin’ franchisees and crew members volunteer at FeedMore WNY at an event during National Volunteer Month on Thursday, April 20. Western New York Dunkin’ franchisees volunteered in support of the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, Dunkin’s charitable foundation, whose mission is to provide the simple joys of childhood to kids battling hunger or illness. Nationwide, Dunkin’ franchisees and crew members will be volunteering their time at more than 75 local food banks this month.


About Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation
The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable foundation supported by Dunkin’ and the generosity of its franchisees, guests, vendor partners and employees, provides the simple joys of childhood to kids battling hunger or illness. The Foundation partners with food banks, children’s hospitals, and nonprofit organizations to fund joyful environments and joyful experiences for kids when they need it most. Since 2006, the Joy in Childhood Foundation has granted more than $45 million to hundreds of national and local charities across the country. For more information, please visit

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