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FOR THE LAST 25 YEARS, THE FOUNDATION HAS BEEN THE PRINCIPAL FUNDER FOR MOST MAJOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AT THE LIBRARY

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TECHNOLOGY IS EXPENSIVE. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE IN OUR COMMUNITY HAS ACCESS TO THE WORLD OF INFORMATION

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THE CHILDREN'S ROOM RENOVATION WAS FUNDED BY A FOUNDATION GIFT AND A NY STATE MATCHING GRANT

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"PUBLIC LIBRARIES HAVE REINVENTED THEMSELVES AS ONE-STOP COMMUNITY CENTERS THAT AIM TO OFFER SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.” WINNIE HU THE NEW YORK TIMES JULY 4, 2016

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NEW DIGITAL MEDIA CENTER OPENS WITH A SERIES OF FREE SUMMER WORKSHOPS

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OUR LIBRARY IS BUSIER THAN EVER, WITH IN-PERSON VISITS, PROGRAMMING AND ATTENDANCE AT ALL TIME HIGHS

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FOUNDATION-RENOVATED OSSIE DAVIS THEATER IS A HUB FOR COMMUNITY PERFORMING ARTS


our impact


 It’s not just the record number of people who are using the Library today — it’s their diversity. The New Rochelle Public Library serves the entire community — from preschooler through senior citizen — and every age group in-between. The demand for services, resources and technology increases every day, and as our world changes, the Foundation provides resources to enable residents to keep pace. Bridging the digital divide has been a major emphasis of the Foundation’s mission.    Learn More

New Digital Media Lab is opens this Summer with 9 Free Workshops For Teens. Last year, the Foundation was pleased to announce that a new Digital Media Center opened to rave reviews on July 5, 2016.  This summer we continue to offer classes for teens.  This Digital Lab is made possible by the generosity of a first-time Foundation donor, Heath Windcliff.  The Center is not only equipped  with the latest Apple technology, it also offers  free programming for teens interested in learning new video and technology skills.  The Media Center is on the second floor adjacent to the Teen Center. Learn More

A Plan for Tomorrow –  It’s Not Your Grandma’s Library Anymore. According to Library Director Tom Geoffino, “Today’s library is less about books and more about shared information, technology and creating spaces for collaboration.  Libraries are a leading force in the Makerspace Movement which focuses on  nourishing  a generation of makers rather than consumers.” Learn More