Library History

The Yonkers Public Library was established in 1893 to serve the citizens of the City of Yonkers. In 1903 the “Carnegie” library (pictured above) 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. Learn more here about the library’s history and statistical information.  

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The Yonkers Public Library changes lives every day.  Our expert, trusted staff help all the people of Yonkers find the information they need, the programs they enjoy, and the reading they love.