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"MVPL Bridging Our Digital Divide"

Help Mount Vernon Public Library Build A Five Star Teen -Young Adult Lab. Come see our Open House Kickoff on April 25, 2019 at 6;00 p.m.. Support our youth

A fundraising campaign for Mount Vernon Public Library

Mount Vernon Public Library Bridging the Digital Divide

The Mount Vernon Public Library is restarting our campaign for Mount Vernon Public Library Bridging the Digital Divide.  This is happening on April 25, 2019 as part of the Mount Vernon Public Library Open House starting at 6:00 p.m.

The Mount Vernon Library has been actively involved with the Westchester County Association’s initiative to make gigabit-plus-speed internet connectivity a  new standard across Westchester.  As part of this major effort, the Mount Vernon Library is working to close the digital divide by offering enhanced technology resources in our Library.  Today, on Giving Tuesday, we are taking a further step that focuses on our Mount Vernon community by launching a campaign to raise funds for a teen resource center within the Library. 

This space will have study spaces, digital learning spaces, and work spaces.  There will be laptops for checkout to teens which they can take home.  There will be desktops to use in the library.  The space will include digital equipment like digital cameras, digital video, and workstations for animation. This space will help with the digital divide, making teens more computer literate in Mount Vernon, New York. 

We need your support and hope that you will make a contribution so that our children will have every tool necessary to learn, be competitive, and get ahead. Donate for our new Teen Computer Lab and Digital Media Center and bring a brighter future to Mount Vernon, New York


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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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