GPL Monthly Newsletter
Summer Reading Begins & Everyone Can Take Part!
Public libraries work hard all year to advance literacy skills and academic performance. However, because studies show that students who don’t regularly read over the summer experience a setback in reading skills, it is especially important to engage children and teens in reading-related activities during those summer months. We encourage you to help prevent the Summer Slide and enter the Library’s Summer Reading Game !

The Summer Reading Game encourages participants to register in person or online , June 27- August 1, and track the amount of time spent reading each week in the log provided. Student participants can bring their log to the Library when a minimum of 3 hours of reading has been completed to collect a weekly prize. Volunteens will be available so families can come in to collect prizes. National Circus Project will kick-off the Summer Reading Game with a sensational comedy-variety show on Wednesday, June 27 at 7 pm (Register at .) If your child has not yet entered kindergarten, we invite you to join 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten and earn prizes to celebrate your child’s reading accomplishments.

Teens (Grades 6-12) can take part in the Summer Reading Challenge beginning June 27th- August 24. Register! Read! & Write Reviews! Earn Prizes and Raffle tickets for every 3 books you read and reviews you write. Raffle tickets earned could win you a Kindle Fire! The Grand Prize Drawing will be on August 31st. The Teen Department also has many great events planned for the summer. Go to for the Library calendar and registration information.

We encourage Adults take part in the summer reading extravaganza and join GPL’s Summer Reading Challenge ! Read five books beginning June 27 – August 24, enter online or in person at the library, and be entered in the raffle; dinner for four at Frankie and Fanucci’s Wood Oven Pizzeria in Hartsdale.
Summer Hours

Monday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:30 pm
Sunday : Closed
Library Happenings
Where To Read in Greenburgh
My name is Nancy and I am a librarian at the  Greenburgh  Public Library. 
I would like to share with you some fascinating, enchanting, and captivating adult fiction for summer reading as well as some of the best places to read outside!

Did you know the Library has...
One of the most frequent responses I hear from library patrons when I tell them about a library service is, “I didn’t know you did that!” Sometimes it’s something as common as a  computer class  or a one-on-one session to help set up a new eBook reader...

New Chapter in Ellen's Garden: Butterflies!
Butterflies will soon be beating their wings at the library in Ellen's Garden! The garden is dedicated to Ellen Hershey, who was a devoted Library Clerk at Greenburgh Public Library for over twenty years. Ellen was a treasured employee who was always willing to pitch in. Thanks to a generous donation by Greenburgh resident and WCC Native Gardening Steering Committee member, Cathy Ludden, planting consultation by environmental landscape expert Kim Eirman, and the Town of Greenburgh’s Department of Public Works, we have replanted the raised beds in Ellen’s Garden with native plants to attract and support butterflies. Common butterflies found in this area include Black Swallowtail, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Clouded Sulphur, Buckeye, Spring Azure, Monarch and Pearl Crescent.

The Library continues to develop Ellen’s Garden with assistance from Parkway Gardens/ Parkway Homes Garden Club (PGPH Garden Club) member Gwen Cort, National Garden Club Master Flower Show Judge. The PGPH Garden Club is responsible for generously donating time and resources that appear in the form of our many potted plants inside the Library as well as the established perennials in Ellen’s Garden.

These additions to the garden open new opportunities for educational programming and enjoyment.

Join us as we celebrate these contributions and the new Butterfly Garden at the library with a reception on Tuesday, July 10 at 6 pm in Ellen’s Garden. Register here .
Stream the videos that leave your little ones entertained and help them
learn and grow!

Kanopy Kids is free to stream for all Greenburgh Public Library card holders and features hundreds of educational and enriching videos that spark children’s imaginations.