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Isaac Mizrahi Reads ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ at Brooklyn Public Library

Bridgehampton resident and world renowned fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi—well known for using the names of Hamptons towns to name his products—helped launch the Brooklyn Public Library’s new Where the Wild Things Are library card, which he designed, on Tuesday, March 28.

Isaac Mizrahi at Brooklyn Public Library
Isaac Mizrahi at Brooklyn Public Library, Photo: Gregg Richards

The new library card, featuring artwork from Maurice Sendak’s beloved children’s book and Brooklyn-born Mizrahi’s design, was first given out to students from Brooklyn’s PS 118 Maurice Sendak Community School, named for the late author, who was also Brooklyn native.

Moving forward, the new cards will be given to all kids signing up for library cards, as well as adults by request. But the children attending Tuesday’s celebration got them first, plus a few more special treats, including crowns just like the one worn by Max in the book, as well as stickers and “Wild Thing PS 118” shirts with the crown graphic.

Isaac Mizrahi at Brooklyn Public Library
Isaac Mizrahi at Brooklyn Public Library, Photo: Gregg Richards

Students also got to enjoy a special reading of Where the Wild Things Are by Mizrahi, who shared photos of his time with the second graders via Twitter.

Take a look at the wonderful event below!

PS 118 students at Brooklyn Public Library
PS 118 students at Brooklyn Public Library, Photo: Gregg Richards

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