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.
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:
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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.
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.
Teens: Ride, read, and reduce your Library fines.
Call Ellen @ (914) 630 – 5875 for details.
What is Ayurvedic Medicine: And How Does It Compare With Western Medicine 6:00 pm
What is Ayurvedic Medicine: And How Does It Compare With Western Medicine
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
“WHAT IS AYURVEDIC MEDICINE: AND HOW DOES IT COMPARE WITH WESTERN (ALLOPATHIC) MEDICINE?” Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician Ayurveda is thought to be the world’s oldest healing system and is referred to as … Continue reading What is Ayurvedic Medicine: And How Does It Compare With Western Medicine
ESL Conversation Group 11:00 am
ESL Conversation Group
May 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Local History Room Make friends while practicing English. Our ESL conversation group is led by Ms. Erica Loutsch.
Senior Film Series: Swing Time 11:00 am
Senior Film Series: Swing Time
May 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:45 pm
Community Room Swing Time: A performer and gambler travels to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fiancée, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer. Starring: Fred … Continue reading Senior Film Series: Swing Time
Making the Most of Your Retirement 11:30 am
Making the Most of Your Retirement
May 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Community Room Retirement is a road to an exciting life after work! Whether you are currently retired, or planning to retire, this workshop will guide you through the many possibilities and options. We will explore … Continue reading Making the Most of Your Retirement
Mamaroneck Book Club 2:00 pm
Mamaroneck Book Club
May 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Community Room Meetings are usually held on the third Wednesday of the month @ 2pm in the Community Room of the Library. Pre-registration is not required. Combined meetings with At Home on the Sound.
The Power of Plant-Based Nutrition 6:30 pm
Tooth Time 10:30 am
May 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Program Room This program is for children ages 2 – 5, with Parent or Caregiver. Have fun with stories and a special guest. Please arrive early, as this program will start promptly.
ESL Conversation Group 11:00 am
Smartphones, Tablets, and Computers, Oh My! 11:00 am
Smartphones, Tablets, and Computers, Oh My!
May 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Community Room Technology is constantly changing and your choices are ever expanding. Figuring out what you want and need can be hard. Making the most of technology can be fun! Charles Falker, Daily Money … Continue reading Smartphones, Tablets, and Computers, Oh My!
Say Goodbye to Pain and Stiffness, Say Hello to Balance and Ease 11:00 am
Say Goodbye to Pain and Stiffness, Say Hello to Balance and Ease
May 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community Room An introduction to the Alexander Technique will explore how self-awareness can restore the coordination of the body and mind to a state that feels balanced and natural. Learn how to understand your unhealthful … Continue reading Say Goodbye to Pain and Stiffness, Say Hello to Balance and Ease