Mamaroneck Public Library Turns 100!

January 2, 2023 marks 100 years of service for Mamaroneck Public Library.  In 1922, Charles M. Baxter, Jr. implored the Mamaroneck Business Men’s Association to establish a library. At a public meeting at Town Hall, the slogan “Mamaroneck is not a fit place to live in until it has a Library,” was adopted. The library first opened on January 2, 1923, in a storefront at 48 West Boston Post Road with 800 books on its shelves. It then moved to its current location in November 1927. 


“We’re grateful to the people who built this library, and we hope to serve the community for another 100 years,” said Library Director Jennifer O’Neill. “This is a really exciting year for us – we had so much fun planning our special Centennial programming – we can’t wait for everyone to enjoy these fabulous events.” 


Throughout 2023, Mamaroneck Public Library will hold decade-themed events, starting in January with the 1920s and ending in December with the 2020s. In one such program, the library is partnering with Emelin Theatre for a screening of “The Three Ages” with Buster Keaton. The silent film will be shown at the Emelin Theatre – with live musical accompaniment.


Founded in 1923, the Mamaroneck Public Library is at the heart of community, promoting community engagement and connecting people with ideas and each other to make Mamaroneck a better place to live.  The Library offers free materials, computer access, classes, exhibitions, museum passes and more. Additionally, Mamaroneck Public Library has been offering new and creative programs for all ages – with a focus on emotional and physical wellness, fun and relaxation. In 2022, the library was honored to be voted Best Library in Westchester in Westchester Magazine.