Public libraries have done quite a bit lately to upgrade services to keep patrons happy and assure their continuing, um, patronage. They've done this, of course, in order to justify their own existence and maintain already
So, in a town that's known for its theater, is it such a stretch that the New York Public Library would incorporate theater into its offerings?
Damn, if my public library did this, I'd probably look for excuses to borrow books. A lot. :)