Existing comment:
Inscribed here are the words of an immigrant whose life was transformed by the Library and whose estate now encircles it.

In Memory
Martin Radtke

I had little opportunity for formal education as a young man in Lithuania, and I am deeply indebted to The New York Public Library for the opportunity to educate myself. In appreciation, I have given the Library my estate with the wish that it be used so that others can have the same opportunity made available to me.
Accepted user comment:
(none so far)
Modify description