An Explorer's Guide to the Westchester County Libraries

Yonkers Public Library: Crestwood Branch


The city of Yonkers established its first public library in 1893 and currently serves a population of over 200,000 residents, the largest populated city in all of Westchester County. Now with three separate branches, the Yonkers Libraries collectively have the greatest annual number of circulation transactions (approx. 780,000) and by far the greatest number of reference transactions (approx. 300,000). The Yonkers Libraries also rank the highest in the most hours open per week and sponsor the greatest number of programs per year (2,674 in 2013), a majority of which are for children.

The Crestwood branch is the smallest of the three Yonkers Libraries. The building is located in a residential neighborhood and a short walk from the Metro North train station, parking is on-street only. Library users are required to walk up several stairs to browse the collection or attend a program in the community room. The collection is very small and the reference area offers two computers for internet access. Besides a book group that meets once a month, this branch hosts story time for babies and toddlers every Wednesday morning on the lower level.

Address: 16 Thompson Street, Yonkers, NY 10707

Phone: 914-779-3774

Current Library Hours

Monday & Wednesday 9AM-5PM
Tuesday & Thursday 10AM-9PM
Friday & Saturday 9AM-5PM
Sunday 12PM-5PM

Yonkers: Crestwood Branch Website