Mount Vernon Public Library could lose central library designation

The Mount Vernon Public Library could lose its designation as the central library of Westchester.



The library has been the central library for the Westchester library system since 1958.



The county's library system suggested opening up the central library to offer other libraries in Westchester - there are 38 - the opportunity to submit a proposal to become the central library.



Employees at the Mount Vernon library, along with Mount Vernon officials, said at a meeting Tuesday evening at the Westchester Library Headquarters in Elmsford that losing the designation would be a blow to the community.



They say the library provides extensive databases and has copies of books that are rarely circulated.



After roughly a dozen people spoke at the meeting, the board decided to table the vote and form a subcommittee so they can get all their questions answered.



Another meeting is scheduled for September.


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