Welcome to the Mamaroneck Library

Dear Patrons:

During this unprecedented health emergency, the safety of patrons and employees is our priority. We are working to stay on top of this evolving situation by following the guidelines issued by the CDC, the New York State Department of Health, and our County leadership. The current direction from health officials is that agencies such as ours close to the public to ensure social distancing, and that 100% of our employees work from home.

To this end, the Mamaroneck Public Library District closed on Monday, March 16th. We will remain closed at least through mid-April, and possibly longer. We will reopen for service only when it is prudent to do so.

During the Library closure:

  • No fines or fees will be charged on any materials while the Library is closed. Library cards due to expire will be extended during this period.
  • Our book drop will remain open to accept returns. If you cannot return your materials, simply hold on to them until we reopen for business.
  • All holds have been suspended and will resume when the Library reopens.
  • All in-house programs and events have been cancelled. This includes any scheduled meetings being held in our meeting spaces.
  • Our library building has undergone a thorough professional cleaning and disinfecting treatment during the closure. We are confident that our facilities will be ready for service when the crisis ends.
  • Our staff will be updating this website and ensuring online services and databases will continue to be available 24/7 with your library card. Our abundant e-resources include digital magazines and newspapers, OverDrive ebooks & audiobooks, streaming services like Kanopy and Hoopla, and much more. Click the e-Resources menu option above for a current list of options.

Next Steps: We are monitoring this developing situation closely, staying up-to-date on information from local, state and federal health agencies. Please monitor this site, and sign up for our e-newsletter, for the latest library news.

For authoritative, current information on COVID-19, please look at these resources highlighted by the Westchester Library System.

Thank you for your patience and understanding, and for helping to keep MPLD and the Mamaroneck community a healthy environment.

Ellen Freeman                                                                           Edward Falcone

Library President                                                                    Interim Director (MPLDdirector@wlsmail.org)

Update: Anticipating a more lengthy closure, we are cancelling all library programming through mid-May. We will keep you updated going forward on when we can resume our normal operations and programming.
Although our physical library is closed, our online library is open 24/7.

 

Tutor.com  A fully online tutoring service. You can get a tutor in more than 40 subjects including Math, Science, Social Studies, English, AP support, Foreign Languages and Business. Tutoring sessions take place in our easy-to-use online classroom which runs in your browser.

Kanopy video streaming is now available for patrons age 13 and older. The Kanopy collection offers a broad selection of more than 30,000 feature films, documentaries, foreign language, and training videos, including: the Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, the Frontline series, and international films. Credit-free films have been added for additional access.

Hoopla Digital  is a groundbreaking digital media service  that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. You will need your library card number and PIN number to establish an account.


Overdrive & Overdrive Advantage
  A downloadable audiobook and eBook service offered by the Westchester Library System.  We have added a special collection of the most popular titles for Mamaroneck Library cardholders only, thus reducing wait times.

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If you need a temporary Mamaroneck Library card to access our digital resources during this emergency, please send a brief email listing your: name/address/telephone/birthdate/email to:

tbeebe@wlsmail.org

 

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“AARP Foundation Tax-Aide service has been suspended until further notice.”

 AARP has cancelled all of their sponsored events through May 1.

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Looking for local community events? Look here!

Try one of our 2 weekly exercise classes:

Walking – Tuesdays @ 10:15am

QiGong – Thursdays @ 10:15am

Call the Reference Desk @ (914) 630 – 5888 for further details.

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Health Care Navigator

New Hours: Every Saturday,        10am – 2pm.
Call (914) 336 – 6934 to schedule an appointment.

Senior Benefits Information Center
Second and Fourth Monday of Every Month
(Beginning April 2020)
Adult Coloring

Monday,  June 8 @  4 – 6:30pm
Tuesdays @ 11am – Noon
Community Room

Teens: Ride, read, and reduce your Library fines.
Call Ellen @ (914) 630 – 5875 for details.

Nov
26
Mon
Meditation + Discussion
Nov 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Community Room

 

Please join certified Practitioner Danielle Guilderson for a 25 minute meditation followed by a discussion of the following topics:

November 5th 6:00pm: Affirmations (Basics)

November 19th 6:00pm: 3 Simple Ways to De-stress (including Greening Your Home)

November 26th 6:00pm: Creating Abundance & Gratefulness

December 3rd 6:00pm: Mini Cleanse for the Holidays

December 17th 6:00pm: Meditation during the Holidays

 

Please call 914-630-5887 to register – limited to 15 people

Nov
27
Tue
Babytime
Nov 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Program Room

Gentle songs, finger plays, and stories for babies and caregivers.

For babies ages 6 – 17 months. This program begins November 13 and concludes December 18.

Registration required – to register, please call (914) 630 – 5894

Read to Mr. Pickles
Nov 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

 

Children’s Room

Mr. Pickles, a Registered Therapy Dog, returns to the Mamaroneck Public Library on Tuesdays! Mr. Pickles is a very patient listener and enjoys all kinds of stories.   Your child can bring a favorite book or we can select a title.     Each child will have an opportunity to read for 10 – 15 minutes.

Registration is required and limited! Please call (914) 630 – 5894 to register now.

Nov
28
Wed
Wednesday Drop-In Arts: Washer Wear
Nov 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Teen Library

 

D.I.Y. Gift making! This program is open to grades 6 – 12, and supplies are limited.

Nov
29
Thu
Tai Chi at the Library
Nov 29 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am

Community Room

 

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise that is often called a moving meditation. Improve your balance and mobility with slow, controlled movements.

The class will follow along with Scott Cole’s Discover Tai Chi dvd.

The session will last approximately 25 minutes.

All participants must sign waiver before participating. Please see reference desk for waiver.

All participants must be 18 years or older.

Participants should wear comfortable clothes and sneakers.

 

Ready, Set, Start
Nov 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Program Room

Up, up and away! Our magical parachute is the centerpiece of this interactive, play-filled program featuring songs, rhymes and activities for busy 2 – 5  year olds and their grown-ups.

Registration Required. Limited to 12 children.  Please call the Children’s Room at 914 630 5894 to register.

Something for Alz: The Altered Alphabet Photo Book Project
Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

 

Community Room
Reading Together
Nov 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

 

Children’s Room

To read with our adult volunteer: Joan Shapiro, a community parent who has worked in the New York City School system and enjoys working with children.

Children who are just beginning to learn to read, or want to practice reading, are invited to sign up for a reading time.

K-3, 15 minutes   4-5, 25 minutes

 

Registration Required – Please stop by the children’s room or call 914 630 5894 to register

Dec
1
Sat
Annual Arts & Crafts Fair
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

December Break Fun!
Dec 1 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Children’s Room

Holiday gift making for grades 1 – 5.

Registration required – please call (914) 630 – 5894 to register.