The Library and Guild are making major changes to the second floor spaces dedicated to our youngest readers, from infants through teens.
Completed in 2017
"Living near the Greenburgh Public Library is a real treat! The place I go most as a new mom is the Children’s Room. It is phenomenal! The space was clearly designed with children in mind, to stimulate their curiosity and facilitate learning. I’m so glad my son has an opportunity to play in the space and attend the excellent programming." - Hartsdale Parent
“I am in library heaven!”
The joyful response heard from one third-grade student, when visiting the renovated Children’s Library in November 2017.
We couldn’t agree more!
In 2017 the Guild funded renovations to the 10,000 square foot Children’s Library, creating a more child-friendly, welcoming, flexible, and family-centered space. The area now feels more open, warm, and spacious.
Colorful, comfy furniture, and reading nooks are a hit with both kids and caregivers. What a wonderful place to hang out!
Older kids are exploring more books on their own now that they can reach the top most shelves.
Pre-school kids love playing with creative toys on the new discovery table.
Librarians appreciate the ease of creating flexible spaces for special programs as well as the improved sightlines and added book display.
As one of Greenburgh Public Library’s most heavily used areas, the improved Children’s Library is well designed to nurture a lifelong love of reading and learning for our children. And that makes all of us winners!
Later this year the Library will complete a new atrium café off the main lobby, which will also provide access to an exterior patio that has been unused since the library expansion in 2008. The new Outdoor Patio and Seating area needs decking, landscaping, outdoor furniture, and fencing. We look forward to collaborating with the Library on this enhancement of the public space.
Staff and teen advisors are developing ideas for a redesign of Teenburgh, the Library’s dedicated space for youth in grades 6-12. The new design will offer greater flexibility for group and individual activities and maintain a safe, welcoming place for individual teens and small groups. Stay tuned for updates as the plan evolves.
As it does, we hope you will join us in supporting this campaign!