As we face some of the most difficult challenges we have ever seen, The Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library affirms its commitment to champion diversity, inclusion, equity, and open access to information. 

The Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library is a place that welcomes all and does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender expression, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in its collections, activities, operations, and programs.


Fall Children's Virtual Programs

See our Fall 2020 Virtual Children's Programs HERE.

 

Complete the Census by September 30th!

Last chance! Help secure the future of your village!

It takes less than 10 minutes and is safe, secure and confidential. Your response helps the community get federal dollars to local schools, roads and other public services. It also secures representation at all levels of government. 

 

Be sure to complete the Census for everyone in your household, including babies, grandparents, and boarders! Everyone counts!

 

Complete the Census online HERE.

By Phone: 

  • English: 844-330-2020

  • Spanish: 844-468-2020

  • TDD (Telephone Display Device): 844-467-2020

Although there is no Italian language phone number for the Census Bureau, there is an Italian language online guide to the Census HERE.

 

Virtual Singalongs with Chloe

Wednesdays:

September 16th, 23rd & 30th

October 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th

November 4th & 11th

Babies, toddlers and preschoolers will sing and dance along with Chloe on Wednesdays this fall.

Watch HERE

Virtual Fall Storytimes with Ms. Tee

Tuesdays:

September 22nd & 29th

October 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th

November 3rd & 10th

Watch HERE

StoryWalk

From October 9th through October 30th, take a StoryWalk around the outside of the library and enjoy reading The Plumply, Dumply Pumpkin by Mary Serfozo.  Parents, children and care givers can take children on a short stroll and introduce them to a new book.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact the library at (914)939-6710 and press 3.

Virtual Paws to Reading

Thursdays, September 17th & October 15th

3:30pm-4:30pm

To register, please email PCRBCHILDRENS@WLSMAIL.ORG

or call 914-939-6710 and press 3

Each child will sign up for a 10-minute time slot during which they will read to a dog named Stella. This program is for children age 7 and up.

Please note that space is limited and pre-registration is required!

Live Virtual Art Workshops:

Designing Port Chester & Rye Brook

Thursdays, October 1st & 8th

3:30pm-4:30pm

This workshop for families, tweens, teens and adults, made possible by Arts Alive Artist Grants, raises awareness of the variety of shapes and buildings in their own unique village. 

This workshop for families, tweens, teens and adults, made possible by Arts Alive Artist Grants, raises awareness of the variety of shapes and buildings in their own unique village. 

To register, please email PCRBCHILDRENS@WLSMAIL.ORG or call 914-939-6710 and press 3.

Grab & Go Halloween Craft

 October 13th-October 30th

To register, please email PCRBCHILDRENS@WLSMAIL.ORG

or call 914-939-6710 and press 3

Children will be given a bag with all of the pieces needed to make a Halloween pumpkin. 

English Classes

Learn English virtually with your local library and Westchester Community College

Morning Schedule

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00am-11:30am

Tuesday, September 29th through Thursday, December 3rd

Online placement test September 24th at 10:00am

 

Evening Schedule

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 6:30pm-9:00pm

Tuesday, September 29th through Thursday, December 3rd

Online placement test September 24th at 6:30pm

 

Weekend Schedule

Saturdays 9:00am-2:30pm

Saturday, September 5th through Saturday, December 12th

Online placement test August 29th at 10:00am

 

Class Cost: $21

eBooks: Must be purchased online

 

Contact Information

LibraryESL@sunywcc.edu

914-606-6607

 

Tutor.com

Free Online Tutoring Service

Mondays-Fridays: 9:00am-10:00pm

Saturdays-Sundays: 3:00pm-10:00pm

Free live online chat and email support for learners of all ages is available. Check your homework, have an essay reviewed, prepare for a test or have a résumé or cover letter checked.

Visit Tutor.com HERE.

Launchpad Lending

Borrow a Kid-Friendly Tablet

You can borrow these kid-friendly tablets that include storybooks, videos and games that help children learn to read.

For more information, call 914-939-6710 and press 3 or email PCRBCHILDRENS@WLSMAIL.ORG

 

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Excelsior Scholarship Program

College Tuition-Free at SUNY and CUNY Schools

Wednesday, October 28th at 6:00pm

Michael Turner from NY State Higher Education Services Corp. presents an overview of the program, including eligibility requirements and the application process. 

join the meeting at Zoom HERE or by calling 914-275-1624 (Meeting ID: 937 8434 5509).

For more information, contact Eileen at efusco@ypl.org or 914-337-1500 x315.

SPRYE Presents:

Gentle Chair Yoga

Joan Gibbons' popular chair yoga has been filmed and viewers can participate in the exercises at their convenience.

View HERE.

Book Club

October 26th, 2020 at 7:00pm

We will discuss Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. 

Electronic items: OverDrive eBook or OverDrive Audiobook

Physical items are at the library. Call 914-939-6710 and press 5 to ask for a copy. Please specify regular, large print or CD audio. 

At the time of the meeting, please join us HERE.

Banned Books Week

September 27th-October 3rd

Over the years, many attempts have been made to ban the books on this list. Which ones have you read?

Place holds on these items HERE.

Vote for Books!

Elect to read these books for kids!

Place holds on these items HERE.

Fall Books for Kids

Our Children's Department has titles to share with you.

Place holds on these items HERE.

Libros para Niños

Nuestro Departamento de Niños tiene títulos para compartir con usted.

Haga reservas para estos artículos AQUÍ.

 

Census Storytime

Staff members read We Count! and ¡Todos Contamos! These books for children and the adults who love them explain what the Census is and why it's so important. 

Watch HERE.

Coming Soon & Recent Releases

Our new book lists have moved HERE. They can be found in Recommendations under Adult Services in the menu on the left.

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