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Fight to Keep MVPL’s Central Library Status Is Not Over

Mount Vernon residents came out in numbers twice before, will the community come out a third time to fight for their library

Mount Vernonites who came out to fight for the MVPL to retain it Central Library Status, Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Westchester Library Systems Central Library Study Committee Meeting [Black Westchester]

Mount Vernon – When word spread that the Mount Vernon Public Library could lose its status as the central library of Westchester, the community came out in full force in support of the MVPL, March 29th. 50 or so elected officials, community stakeholders and residents heard the rallying cry to stop the Westchester Library Systems located at 570 Taxter Rd #400, Elmsford, from voting to strip the MVPL of Central Library status responded.

On Thursday, July 13th the Westchester Library Systems Central Library Study Committee held a meeting in the Mount Vernon Public Library’s Grace Greene  Baker Community Room. The purpose of the WLS Central Library Study Committee was to gather information about the role the MVPL plays in achieving the goals of the Central Library program. The committee said they were attempting to answer the overarching question: What should the Central Library be in order to best serve the WLS member libraries and their patrons?

Now on Thursday, August 10th, the Westchester Library System Central Library Study Committee will meet 17 at 6:00 pm.  This meeting will be held to discuss the future of the Central Library Status.  Public comments will not be permitted but a physical presence will speak volumes. Residents answered the call twice, but their work is not over. Supporters of the MVPL are trying to rally the troops once more, to show the Westchester Library System, they do not want the MVPL to lose it’s Central Library Status.

All concerned citizens can send an email of support to:  The meeting will be held at the Westchester Library System Headquarters, located at 570 Taxter Road, Elmsford, NY.

For further information please contact,  Ms. Evania Thompson, MVPL Director at (914) 668-1840 ext. 215


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