Become a Friend!

At this time of year we take time to reflect and give thanks for the gifts we have received. We can all agree our library deserves thanks for all the gifts it offers our community, enhancing the lives of people of all ages throughout the year. The Irvington Public Library invites people to step into a wonderful world that offers not just a vast collection of printed materials, but also online resources and a variety of activities that promote literacy and learning to strengthen our community.

Money raised by the Friends of the Irvington Library is the main source of funding for these so-called “extras” such as children’s, teen, and adult programming, including story hours, book groups, movies, live theater, poetry readings, art classes, vacation activities, and free museum passes. DVDs and audio books are also purchased with funds donated by Friends. Check out all of the library’s upcoming programming here!

The most exciting news we have to share this year is the creation of a lovely reading garden dedicated to the cherished memory of Pamela Strachan. Both serene and uplifting (like Pam herself!) the garden will be a place to enjoy natural beauty, to read, write, and create, and to let imaginations soar. Stay tuned for more details.

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If you would like to become a member of the Friends of the Irvington Library, you may use the Donate button below or mail your donation to Friends of the Irvington Library, 12 S. Astor Street, Irvington, NY 10533.

Individual: $25
Family: $40
Supporting: $50
Patron: $100-$249
Benefactor: $250+


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Spelling Bee Update

For the past ten years, we have had the pleasure to host one of the community’s favorite events: the Friends of the Irvington Library Spelling Bee. Each Bee was filled with laughs, teamwork, and intellectual fun for all.

Bee #1!

                      Our first Spelling Bee

However, we will not be holding a Bee this coming January 2017. Instead, we are prioritizing our other fun event ideas!

Check back over the next few months for updates on our other events (or better yet, subscribe to our e-newsletter!) to learn about our opening ceremony for the Pamela Strachan outdoor garden, and community-wide fundraisers similar to the Bee.

Thank you for your support and understanding!

P.S Head over to the “Spelling Bee” tab to view slideshows of all our past Bees!

Free Museum Passes

Visit Museums for FREE!

The Friends of the Library has arranged for Irvington Public Library card holders to have access to free passes to a select group of museums in New York City, Westchester, and beyond. Each museum has its own terms and condtions regarding these passes, so check the library website for more information. A limited number of passes is available at any one time, so contact the reference librarian to reserve yours.

Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street)

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Avenue (at 89th Street)

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86 W 46th St and 12th Ave

The New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at 77th Street

The New York Hall of Science, in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens.

The Neuberger Museum of Art, 735 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase, NY. On view now:

The Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, NY

The Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St, Katonah, NY

The Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr, Greenwich, CT

The Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk, 10 N Water St, Norwalk, CT

Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave, Norwalk, CT

Storm King Art Center, 1 Museum Rd, New Windsor, NY