Katonah Village Library, located in the Historic District for over 100 years, has long been a center for cultural activity in Northern Westchester. It serves over 10,000 people per year as a reference center for this part of the county. The Library is also home to the Katonah Historical Museum, the keeper of treasures that tell the story of Katonah’s colorful and engaging history.
Our library features a collection containing over 60,000 items, including: large print books; more than 200 periodicals with back files of five years; microfilm of the New York Times dating to 1960; local papers from 1900; a collection of over 1500 recordings; and, a Children’s Room with its own calendar of programs and events. As a facility, the Library provides community access to it’s conference and meeting rooms, a photocopy machine, business reference tools, the complete CLS New York State Statutes, and microcomputers for public use. The library sponsors annual concert and poetry series and public lectures, and book discussion groups. The library is also home to The Katonah Historical Museum located in the White Room beneath the Library’s cupola. The museum has a mission of stimulating interest in local history with permanent displays in the Library’s lower level hallway concerning the moving of Katonah, and special programs.
KATONAH POETRY SERIES
The Katonah Poetry Series brings the best American poets to read and discuss their work. Since 1967, the series, under the auspices of the Katonah Village Library, has hosted fifteen Pulitzer Prize winners and six Poets Laureate of the U.S. as well as numerous other nationally and internationally recognized poets.
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