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. Therefore, our April 6 Defensive Driving class is cancelled.
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.
10:30 am Bilingual Storytime – Hora del Cuento Bilingüe
Bilingual Storytime – Hora del Cuento Bilingüe
Jul 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Program Room Stories and songs in English and Spanish for all ages! Cuentos y canciones en inglés y español para todas las edades Los lunes @ 10:30am en la Sala de Programas
3:00 pm Spilling Ink Story Cubes (Teens)
Spilling Ink Story Cubes (Teens)
Jul 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Program Room Make your own Suminagashi Journal with a Japanese-style binding. Roll the dice, share the story, build on ours or edit and illustrate your own. This is a round table writing game with a twist! … Continue reading Spilling Ink Story Cubes (Teens)
4:00 pm Tween Time
Jul 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Program Room Participants will take part in space-themed STEM programs each week. This program is for children in grades 3 – 6.
4:30 pm Teen Movie Monday!