An Explorer's Guide to the Westchester County Libraries
Yonkers Public Library: Grinton I. Will 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.
Accessibility and Hours: The Grinton I. Will branch is open late four nights a week and accessed easily by bus or car. There is a large parking lot and on-street parking.
Setting: This library is architecturally very interesting and was given an Award of Merit from the American Institute of Architects. The open floor plan houses an impressive collection and a separate Fine Arts Department. The reference department is extremely helpful and have many internet accessible computers. Wireless printing service is also available to library users working on laptop or mobile devices.
This library hosts many events in the auditorium located on the lower level, with seating for over 300 people.
Address: 1500 Central Park Ave. Yonkers, NY 10710
Current Library Hours
Grinton I. Will Branch Library Website