An Explorer's Guide to the Westchester County Libraries
Mount Vernon Public Library
The Mount Vernon Public Library was chartered 1904 by the State of New York with a $50,000 donation from Andrew Carnegie for construction. The Mount Vernon library now has the distinction of having the largest collection of library materials in the WLS with 714,397 items and subscribes to approximately 800 magazines. It serves one of the largest populations in Westchester, with 70,000 residents and over 98 different nationalities (check out their Multicultural Reference Section!).
Computer classes are available Monday through Friday in a separate computer-training lab. With such a diverse population, the collection offers library materials in 39 different foreign languages (the largest foreign language collection in WLS). The Easy Reading Collection provides materials for library users with a low reading level, disability, or speak English as a second language. Literacy volunteers also provide individual and small group tutoring to library users trying to learn English as a second language.
The library is within walking distance to a train station and the bus. Parking is metered and on-street only. Story time is offered several times a week for babies, toddlers, and children. The library is open late Monday through Thursday and closed on Sunday.
Address: 28 South First Ave, Mount Vernon, 10550
Current Library Hours
Mount Vernon Public Library Website