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A Nearly $400,000 Renovation Will Provide Automated Checkout, Upgraded Security and Improved Services

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Our Children’s Room, renovated and equipped with state-of-the-art computers, is the busiest place in the Library

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Each semester more than 75 adult students learn English and gain computer skills in classrooms built by the Foundation.

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Foundation-purchased computers are in constant use – recording 92,318 sessions in 2016.

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In-person visits to the New Rochelle Public Library are the highest in Westchester County.


our impact


Join The Gateway Project – Transforming The Heart Of The Library.  A Nearly $400,000 Renovation Will Provide Automated Checkout, Upgraded Security and Improved Services. Become a MATCHMAKER! Help us raise $93,000 as a 25% match requirement to secure a NY State Construction Grant which provides 75% of the funding.    Learn More

 A Banner Year. The Foundations’s 2016-17 Grants to the Library topped out at $100,000 this year.   Each year Tom Geoffino , Director of the Library, and his staff come to the Foundation with a ‘wish list.’ On Tom’s list are items that the Library desperately needs but has no public funding to support. This is where the Foundation steps in. Learn More

Today’s Foundation is not only an advocate and fundraiser for the Library but we also host the successful Cocktails & Conversation series moderated by Dr. Amy Bass , Professor of History at the College of New Rochelle, and the Law At The Library series, cosponsored with the New Rochelle Bar Association.  Learn More

Library Card Registration Drive achieves a 300% increase in New Card Applications.  

With a grant funded by the Foundation, Library staff attended Meet-the-Teacher Nights at every elementary and middle school in New Rochelle.More than 600 new library card applications were completed.