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Send a birthday card to our lions, Patience and Fortitude!

Patience and Fortitude, the lions that have stood outside our 42nd Street library for more than a century, have inspired and warmed the hearts of New Yorkers ever since they were set on their pedestals in 1911. We're celebrating them in many ways, but we invite you to join in the festivities by sending them a digital birthday card.

Feel free to share a favorite memory, what you might miss about them right now (because they miss you too!), or what Patience and Fortitude mean to you or to New York City—or just a simple "happy birthday" wish!

You can also share birthday wishes, memories, and photos of the lions on social media with the hashtag #PatienceAndFortitude.
 
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