The Greenburgh Public Library was granted its charter on August 24, 1962, and began library service to Greenburgh residents that month in rented rooms in a Dobbs Ferry Road Building. In 1969, the Library moved into an 18,900 square-foot building in a central location on Tarrytown Road to better serve the public. At that time, we served a population of about 18,500 people. Presently, we serve a population of approximately 44,000 people, who reside in 10 separate school district areas of the unincorporated portions of the Town of Greenburgh. The Library has a collection of 186,000 items, including books, periodicals, DVDs, videos, CDs and audio books. Greenburgh Library is the fifth largest member of the Westchester Library System, and in 2005 had the second highest circulation in the county.
In early 2007, the Library began a renovation and expansion project, which resulted in doubling the building size and increasing the services we offer. During the renovation and expansion, which took two years to complete, we were providing full library services in satellite locations throughout Greenburgh, including the Town Hall and the Multipurpose Center. We are now back in the newly renovated building at 300 Tarrytown Rd.
Greenburgh Public Library
The Greenburgh Public Library was created to make available to its patrons access to a variety of print and media resources that will promote lifelong learning for all through information, inspiration and imagination.
The Greenburgh Public Library will support its Mission through:
- Inviting and up-to-date facilities and grounds adaptable to new technologies; separate areas for children and young adults quiet spaces for reading/study/research, and designated space for meetings and programs
- Open and equal public access to information and services consistent with the principles enunciated in the American Library Association's "Library Bill of Rights"
- Collections that are broad in scope, in numerous formats, that encompass a range of human thought and expression, and meet the need and expectations of its diverse patrons
- Adoption of new and emerging information technologies as an integral component of its service
- A wide range of educational and cultural programming
- Outstanding customer service
- Trained staff and staffing allocations that will be able to meet the needs of the Library's patrons and the level of use
- Involvement in the community
Adopted by the Greenburgh Public Library Board of Trustees, March 26, 2009.
GPL Fact Sheet
Annual ReportsSummary 2011
- Chartered: 1962 as the Greenburgh Public Library
- Type of Library: Special Library District created by the State of New York
- Population Served: 44,000. The Greenburgh Library is chartered to serve the residents of unincorporated Greenburgh, which includes portions of Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford, Hastings, Irvington and Tarrytown.
- Cardholders: 22,000
The Director implements the policies of the Board and carry out the day-to-day administrative tasks while preparing for long-range growth of the Library.
Acting Library Director