Yonkers Public Library
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About The Yonkers Library

Mission Statement

Statement of Purpose The Yonkers Public Library is committed to serving the community and fostering the personal growth of all its citizens. We encourage a love of reading among children, and support people of all ages in pursuits involving lifelong learning and the enrichment of leisure time. The Library seeks to address the needs and interests of our patrons by providing varied information resources, popular materials, up-to-date technology, expert guidance and a well-rounded program of community activities.

For more information on how the library can help you,
please call 914-337-1500.

To see The Yonkers Public Library Code of Conduct, click here.



history of Yonkers LibraryThe Yonkers Public Library was established in 1893 to serve the citizens of the City of Yonkers. In 1903 the "Carnegie" library (pictured on left) was built with a $50,000 donation from Andrew Carnegie. There are currently three branches; the Riverfront Branch in downtown Yonkers, the Grinton I. Will Branch on Central Avenue and the Crestwood Branch in the Crestwood section of the city.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of the Yonkers Public Library serves as the voice of our community in the Library.The policies and practices of the Library are set and overseen by the Board, and the Library Director is appointed by the Board. The seven members of the Board are appointed to five year terms by the Board of Education. The Trustees are:

  • Nancy L. Maron, President ('16)
  • Gregory D. Arcaro, Vice President ('18)
  • Alexandre Olbrecht, Treasurer ('17)
  • Jim Buckley ('17)
  • Jennifer Lemiech-Iervolino (’14)
  • John P. Margand ('15)
  • Harris M. Lirtzman ('18)



  • Stephen E. Force - Director
  • Edward M. Falcone - Deputy Director
  • Barbara Quis - Business Manager
  • Susan Thaler - Branch Administrator, Riverfront Branch
  • Sandy Amoyaw - Branch Administrator, Grinton I. Will and Crestwood Branches

Friends of the Library
The Yonkers Public Library has two Friends groups: Friends of the Yonkers Public Library and Friends of the Crestwood Library. Through fund raising and book sales, Friends sponsor special programs and donate books, furnishings, etc., which the Library's operating budget cannot provide. For more information, or to join, inquire at the Library or write to:

Friends of the Yonkers Public Library
P.O. Box 607
Yonkers, NY 10710
Email: friendsofypl@aol.com

Friends of the Crestwood Library
16 Thompson Street
Yonkers, NY 10707

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Phone: (914) 337-1500
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