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.

Class Visits

Yonkers Public Library (YPL) welcomes class visits to any of our three library branches. To request a class or school visit directly contact the branch children’s or teen department by email or phone or fill out the class visit form. A staff member will contact you shortly to discuss the visit in more detail. All branches require advance notice to schedule a visit.

We request that all students that do not already have library cards apply for one in advance of the class visit. You can download the YPL library card application (PDF) here. (Formulario en en español),

To ensure students are given active library cards on the day of their visit (and can borrow books and other materials during the visit!), please return completed applications to the branch at least a week before the visit. 

Scheduling a Class Visit

Please contact the following staff based on your preferred location and class grade, or fill out the class visit form.

Riverfront Library (One Larkin Center)
Tech Central Visit: 914-457-1365 or email
Children’s Visit: 914-337-1500, ext. 427 or email
Teen Visit: 914-375-7966 or email

Will Library (1500 Central Park Avenue)
Children’s Visit: 914-337-1500, ext. 306 or email
Teen Visit:  914-337-1500, ext. 312 or email

Crestwood Library (16 Thompson Street)
Children/Teen: 914-337-1500, ext 361 or email

Types of Visits
  • Library orientation & library card signups
  • Story time
  • Book talks
  • Introduction to articles and research databases (e.g.,
  • Introduction to the Library catalog
  • Visits to the Tech Central makerspace at Riverfront Library
  • Browsing visits to check our library materials
  • Student assignments and research
  • Staff visits to school event or to a class
  • Teen tours