Your Guide to Westchester County’s Public Libraries

These Westchester libraries offer a circulating collection of books, e-books, CDs, music, and community events.

Public libraries throughout Westchester act as community hubs for learning, gathering, and creativity. They offer a space to unwind and educate yourself with a handful of resources, services, events, and, of course, books, movies, CDs, and magazines. Here is your guide to Westchester’s public libraries and a little bit of what they have to offer.

Ardsley Public Library

9 American Legion Dr, Ardsley; 914.693.6636

The Ardsley Public Library hosts events for adults, teens, and children in the community room. Events include a Manga Club for teens, Books and Banter for adults, and a winter storytime program for kids.

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Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Thurs: 1-8 p.m.; Sun: Closed

Bedford Hills Free Library

26 Main St, Bedford Hills

The Bedford Hills Free Library was founded in 1915 by Mrs. Eliza Gourlie and has since been providing information to the Town of Bedford. Today, the library holds materials for adults, young adults, and children. It also holds digital events.

Hours: Mon/Wed/Thurs: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Tues 10 a.m. -7 p.m.; Fri: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Sun: Closed

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Briarcliff Manor Public Library

1 Library Rd, Briarcliff Manor; 914.941.7072

On One Library Road, the Briarcliff Library offers plenty of titles and events for adults, teens, and children.

Hours: Mons-Wed: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thurs: 12-7 p.m.; Fri & Sat: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Bronxville Public Library

200 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville; 914.337.7680

This beloved cultural center first opened its doors as the Reading Room in 1875 and then transitioned into the Bronxville Public Library in 1942. In addition to classic bestsellers, the library houses the Bronxville History Center Historical Collections.

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Hours: Mon-Fri: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Croton Free Library

171 Cleveland Dr, Croton-on-Hudson

Alongside an extensive book selection and digital download and streaming options, the Croton Free Library hosts a range of events.

Hours: Mon: 1-9 p.m.; Tues: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Wed: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Thurs: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Fri: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun: 1-5 p.m.

Chappaqua Library

195 South Greely Ave, Chappaqua; 914.238.4779

Head over to the Chappaqua Library for a wide selection of books, eBooks, children’s events, or to reserve a room to study or work.

Hours: Mon-Wed: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Thurs: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Fri: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sat: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun: 1-5 p.m.

Dobbs Ferry Public Library

55 Main St, Dobbs Ferry; 914.693

Just in! The Dobbs Ferry Library offers Wonderbooks, a combination of print and audio books to help kids discover a new way to read. Head to the library’s website for more events and resources.

Hours: Mon & Wed: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Tues & Thurs: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Fri & Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun 1-5 p.m.

Eastchester Public Library

11 Oakridge Pl, Eastchester; 914.793.5055

The Eastchester Public Library recently gave its library card holders access to creativebug.com, which offers thousands of award-winning arts and crafts video classes.

Hours: Mon & Wed: 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Tues & Thurs: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Fri: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun: 1-5 p.m.

Greenburgh Public Library

300 Tarrytown Rd, Elmsford; 914.721.8200

The Greenburgh Public Library offers services and events like “How to Navigate the Internet,” “Mandala Art Class for Kids,” and even museum passes for museums in the New York area.

Hours: Mon, Thurs, Fri & Sat: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Tues & Wed: 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Sun: 1-5 p.m.

Hendrick Hudson Free Library

185 Kings Ferry Rd, Montrose; 914.739.5654

Trivia nights, children’s programs, passport services, and room reservations are just a few services available at this Montrose library.

Hours: Mon-Thurs: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Fr: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sat: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun: 1-5 p.m.

Hastings-on-Hudson Library

7 Maple Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson; 914.478.3307

The Hastings Library prides itself on serving as a third place for those in the community needing an extra space to exchange ideas and form relationships.

Hours: Mon-Thurs: 9:30 a.m.- 7 p.m.; Fri: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun: 1-5 p.m.

Irvington Public Library

12 South Astor St, Irvington; 914.591.7840

The Irvington Public Library is stocked with books (which you can virtually browse), resources, and events. The Tiffany Reading Room is associated with the Irvington Library, but it’s located a few blocks down. It’s a historic and artistic space open to the public Mon-Fri from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. for quiet reading, studying, and small group meetings.

Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Tues & Thurs: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

John C. Hart Memorial Library

1130 E Main St, Shrub Oak; 914.245.5262

The John C. Hart Memorial Library received its charter from New York State in 1920. Its mission is to serve Yorktown and the surrounding areas by welcoming its residents to the center with its services, events, and top-tier reading selection.

Hours: Mon-Thurs: 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Fri & Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun: Closed

Katonah Village Library

26 Bedford Rd, Katonah; 914.232.3508

There’s plenty of history behind the Katonah Village Library, which inspired residents to open the Katonah Historical Museum on the third floor of the library. The brick building also has a children’s room and a small art gallery on the upper floor that displays the works of local artists.

Hours: Mon-Wed: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Thurs: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Fri & Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun: 12- 5 p.m.

Lewisboro Library

15 Main St, South Salem; 914.875.9004

The Lewisboro Library offers plenty of events, including “Navigating College Admissions,” “Adult Scrabble,” and “Family Storytime & Craft.”

Hours: Mon-Thurs: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Fri: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sun: Closed

Larchmont Public Library

121 Larchmont Ave, Larchmont; 914.834.2281

This library has over 100,000 items on its shelves, including books, CDs, and movies. One of its signature offerings is Free Book Friday, during which the librarians place carts of free books in front of the library. It also hosts programs for all ages.

Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Tues & Thurs: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sun: 12-5 p.m.

Mamaroneck Public Library

136 Prospect Ave, Mamaroneck; 914.698.1250

The Mamaroneck Public Library promotes community engagement through collaborative events, services, and plenty of local resources.

Hours: Mon & Wed: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Tues & Thurs: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Fri & Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun: Closed

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Mount Kisco Public Library

100 E Main St, Mount Kisco; 914.666.8041

There’s storytime for kids, homework help and test prep for teens, and a job information center for adults at the Mount Kisco Public Library.

Hours: Mon & Tues: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Wed & Thurs: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Fr: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat: 10 a.m. –  4 p.m.; Sun: 12-4 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Public Library

350 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville; 914.769.0548

Check out Mount Pleasant Library’s online calendar for tours of museums, printmaking classes, and open mic nights.

Hours: Mon-Thurs: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Fri & Sat: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Sun 1-5 p.m.

Mount Vernon Public Library

28 South First Ave, Mount Vernon; 914.668.1840

For Mount Vernon residents, the local library has Chromebooks for loan, museum passes, and downloadable eBooks, magazines, and movies.

Hours: Mon- Thurs: 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Fri: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

New Rochelle Public Library

1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle; 914.632.7878

The New Rochelle Public Library offers a wide selection of materials, technology, and events. They also offer ESL classes, computer classes, and homework help.

Hours: Mon, Tues &Thurs: 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Wed: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Fri & Sat: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Sun: 1-5 p.m.

North Castle Public Library

19 Whippoorwill Rd East, Armonk; 914.273.3887

The Friends of the North Castle Public Library arrange and host most of the programs, films, and classes for the Armonk and North White Plains branches of the North Castle Public Library. “The Friends” formed when four volunteers came together in 1938 and constructed, stocked, and staffed the library.

Hours: Mon, Thurs-Sat: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Tues: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sun: Closed

Ossining Public Library

53 Croton Ave, Ossining; 914.941.2416

The Ossining Public Library won two Best of Westchester awards in 2023 for Best Library and Best Children’s Library.

Hours: Mon & Thurs: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Tues & Fri: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Wed & Sun: 1-9 p.m.; Sat: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Port Chester – Rye Brook Public Library

1 Haseco Ave, Port Chester; 914.939.6710

Providing free access to materials, programs, and technology for the Villages of Port Chester and Rye Brook is this library’s mission. The library hopes to play a role in the community forming a love for reading.

Hours (adult department): Mon: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Tues: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Wed-Sat: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun: Closed

Purchase Free Library

3093 Purchase St, Purchase; 914.948.0550

Since 1928, the Purchase Free Library has been a place for locals to pick up bestsellers, find children’s books, and attend family-oriented programs.

Hours: Mon-Fr: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Sat: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Sun: Closed

Ruth Keeler Memorial Library

276 Titicus Rd, North Salem; 914.669.5161

This North Salem Library opened its doors in 1932 with 1,600 books. Today, the library holds a wide range of books for all ages, plus a selection of Spanish language books.

Hours: Mon: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Tues-Thurs: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Fri: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Sun: Closed

Rye Free Reading Room

1061 Boston Post Rd, Rye; 914.967.0480

The Rye Free Reading Room boasts a “Seed Library” from which you can check out seeds for heirloom and organic herbs. Once they’re planted and the growing season concludes, you bring the collected seeds back to the library to replenish its stock for the following year. Another unique program the Reading Room coordinates is RyeTV, through which the library offers portable video equipment and informational resources for programs that cablecast on the Rye public channel.

Hours: Mon-Thurs: 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Fri: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun: 12-5 p.m.

 

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Scarsdale Public Library

54 Olmsted Rd, Scarsdale; 914.722.1300

One standout aspect of the Scarsdale Public Library is its café, Apiary. The hotspot sells coffees, breakfast burritos, salads, sandwiches, and even entrees. There’s nothing better than starting a new book with a warm bowl of turkey chili to snack on while you read.

Hours: Mon-Wes: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Thurs & Fri: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sat: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun: 12-5 p.m.

Somers Library

Route 139 & Reis Park, Somers; 914.232.5717

The Somers Library has a “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” self-paced reading program to encourage the little ones to fall in love with books. The library offers a digital collection for children to help reach their goal.

Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Tues & Thurs: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuckahoe Public Library

71 Columbus Ave, Tuckahoe; 914.961.2121

Head to the Tuckahoe Public Library for lists of book reviews and suggestions for your next read. The venue hosts a variety of events for all ages, and kids’ reading and learning resources are available.

Hours: Mon: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Tues: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Wed: 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., 4:30-8 p.m.; Thurs: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Fri: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat: 12-4 p.m.; Sun: Closed

Warner Library

121 North Broadway, Tarrytown; 914.631.7734

The Warner Library serves both Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow with events like magic shows, Mardi Gras celebrations, and henna art for teens.

Hours: Mon-Weds: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Thurs: 1-9 p.m.; Fri & Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun:1-5 p.m.

White Plains Public Library

100 Matine Ave, White Plains; 914.422.1400

The White Plains Public Library is an educational hub for studying, reading, and gatherings. Head to its website to check out the list of available resources. It even has a café which features sandwiches, soups, smoothies, and other healthy bites.

Hours: Mon- Thurs: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Fri: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun: 1–5 p.m.

Yonkers Public Library

Riverfront Library: 1 Larkin Center, Yonkers; 914.375.7940
Grinton I. Will Library: 1500 Central Park Ave, Yonkers; 914.771.9616
Crestwood Library:
16 Thompson St., Yonkers;  914.779.3774

The Riverfront Library opened its doors to downtown Yonkers in 2002 boasts stunning views of the Hudson River. Last year, the library received a statewide award for library excellence for their intergenerational literacy and mentoring program, Summer Reading Buddies. They also introduced the state’s first sensory room in a library for people with sensory sensitivity. The library hosts plenty of programs and services, head to their website to learn more.

Hours:
Riverfront Library:
Mon-Weds: 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Thurs: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri & Sat: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Sun: 12-5 p.m.
Grinton I. Will Library: Mon-Weds: 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Thurs: 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Fri & Sat: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Sun: 12- 5 p.m.
Crestwood Library: Mon-Weds: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Tues: 12-8 p.m.; Thurs: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri: 12- 5 p.m.; Sat: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Sun: 12-5 p.m.

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