Our Library

Mission Statement

 

The Mamaroneck Public Library District welcomes and supports all members of the community in their enjoyment of reading and pursuit of lifelong learning. The Library provides equal access to information, opportunity, ideas and knowledge through printed and electronic media and programs for people of all ages. The Library offers a safe, attractive and comfortable environment. In the Library everyone has the freedom to read, to learn, to discover.

(Amended April 23, 2003, August 22, 2012).

About Us

 

The Mamaroneck Public Library provides services to its community in an atmosphere that is dynamic, comfortable, welcoming, and user-friendly. These services include a lending library for popular materials; support for high school and advanced students; and materials and personnel to stimulate young children’s appreciation for reading and learning. The Library is a learning and educational center for all residents of the community.  In the Information Age, the Mamaroneck Public Library  provides access to established and emerging technologies and the opportunity for patrons to achieve technological literacy.

The  Library checks out on average nearly 100 items per hour. We are open seven days a week during the school year, including evenings and weekends, with slightly reduced hours during July and August. Over sixty percent of residents have a Mamaroneck Library card. The Library is a vital lifeline providing opportunity to many underserved residents of the Village. Services and programs available to adult patrons include: reference/research assistance (in person, by telephone and via e-mail); Friends of the Library programs; book clubs; a large and varied collection of fiction and non-fiction books, including the latest bestsellers; DVDs; recorded books in CD and MP3 formats; music CDs; a comprehensive magazine and newspaper collection; Internet classes; a tutoring program run in conjunction with Literacy Volunteers of Westchester and more. Children’s programs and services include: story hours for children ages six months and up; book groups; summer reading programming (hundreds of children participate in our annual summer reading programs); Teacher in the Library/after school homework help; Hispanic literacy programming; school visits and many other special events.

Checkout Desk

Reading Room

Admire the restored murals or read a book in the lovely reading room.

Self-Checkout Station

Try our self-checkout stations.

Coffee Station

Refresh yourself with a cup of coffee.

Library Patio

Enjoy our outdoor patio, complete with Wi-Fi!

 

 

History and Incorporation

 

The Mamaroneck Public Library, located in the Village of Mamaroneck, New York, is a public library tax district (special district) and a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The governance of the Library is by a publicly-elected Board of Trustees, and the budget is publicly voted upon every December. The Library Director (Civil Service position) is hired by the Board of Trustees. Mamaroneck Library opened its doors to the public in a small store at 48 West Boston Post Road on January 2, 1923. A community reading room established during the Civil War preceded the establishment of a true community library. In 1927, the Library moved to its present location at 136 Prospect Avenue. The Mamaroneck Public Library District was chartered on May 22, 1992.

Westchester Library System

The Westchester Library System (WLS) is a state-chartered, cooperative library system serving all 38 Westchester member public libraries and the county’s citizens. As one of the 23 public library systems serving New York State’s public libraries, the Westchester Library System was established in 1958.

The mission of the Westchester Library System is to enhance and improve the County’s libraries, and to ensure that all residents have excellent library service regardless of their location.

 

 

About our Community

 

Mamaroneck Village is a diverse community. From census data and our own anecdotal information, we know that at least one of every five Village residents is Hispanic. Five percent of Village residents are African-American and another five percent are of other minority descent. The Mamaroneck Public Library provides services and programs to patrons of all ethnicities, ages and incomes. Local students attend the Mamaroneck School District and the Rye Neck School District, which boast high academic achievement and graduation rates.

 

Strategic Planning for the Future

 

 

 

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