Giving Tuesday @ The Mount Vernon Public Library

Support the Mount Vernon Public Library for Giving Tuesday on December 3, 2019. The funds for this campaign will be used to help create a Teen Computer Lab.

A fundraising campaign for Mount Vernon Public Library

Mount Vernon Public Library is supporting Giving Tuesday on December 3, 2019 which is a day of online giving all day Tuesday.  Donations will be accepted until December 31, 2019. Please support our library.

The funds for this Giving Tuesday will be used to help create a new Teen Computer Lab.  Teens will be able to learn about computers, do their homework, use the computers for their personal enrichment, and have their own Teen/Young Adult area.

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About the Organization

Mount Vernon Public Library

Mount Vernon Public Library 160 Years of Service
The Central Library of Westchester

1904 – Present The Mount Vernon Public Library was chartered by the State of New York in March, 1896. Andrew Carnegie, the retired steel tycoon and benefactor of libraries, donated $50,000 in 1904 for the construction of the building. The library, a neoclassical revival style building, was designed by Edward L. Tilton, a noted architect in the design of libraries.
The Westchester Women’s Club played a strong advocacy role in the establishment of the Children’s Department. New additions were made to the Library in 1909 and 1925. The first was financed by another Carnegie gift of $20,000, and the second by a school bond issue of $125,000.

In 1929, another school bond issue of $125,000 was voted to purchase adjacent property to provide room for expansion. In the late 1930’s a building program was undertaken that shaped the Library as we know it today. Ground was broken in 1937 for the third addition to the building, a new South wing. Work was completed in 1938.

In 1958, the library became...

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