All YPL locations will be closed Sunday, Feb. 12 & Monday, Feb. 13 in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday and Sunday, Feb. 19 & Monday, Feb. 20 in observance of Washington’s Birthday.

Giving Tuesday at YPL

The end of the year is a season of celebration for many focused on family, thankfulness and generosity. You might be considering giving back to your community during this holiday season, and Giving Tuesday is a great day to kick off the season of giving.

Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 with the idea of encouraging people to do good. An estimated $2.7 billion was raised in the United States last year on Giving Tuesday, proving the power of individuals coming together to create change and impact their communities.

This year’s Giving Tuesday is on Tuesday, November 29. If you’re looking to make a difference in your local neighborhood, we ask you to consider a donation to the Foundation for the Yonkers Public Library.

The Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by the Trustees of the Yonkers Public Library in partnership with YPL senior management. The Foundation offers a way to enhance the impact of the YPL through fundraising and advocacy and encouraging wider community engagement in supporting a cornerstone of cultural life in Yonkers.

Yonkers Public Library has served the Yonkers community for over 125 years, and it is through the support of the Foundation and our patrons that we are able to continue our dedicated service. 

There are many ways to give to support the Yonkers Public Library, such as making a personal donation or dedicating a sunshade plaque at the Will Branch lobby. This Giving Tuesday, we ask that you consider supporting the Yonkers Public Library so that we may continue to support you for many years to come.

Alison Robles is a part-time clerk at the Crestwood Library. She is an avid reader with a passion for fantasy, history and science fiction. A Yonkers native, she graduated from Iona University in 2020 with a dual-degree in Marketing and Public Relations.