Celebrate 150 Year Anniversary And Open House At Washington Heights Library

September 27, 2018

The New York Public Library’s Washington Heights branch will host an open house, complete with a full day of programs for all ages on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The event complements the 150th anniversary of the first library in Washington Heights, which opened in 1868 – a predecessor to the Washington Heights Library.

The event at Washington Heights will include programs for adults, teens, and children. The branch will also host a panel discussion with local experts to share the complete history of library service in the neighborhood, featuring:

Washington Heights has an extensive history of library use. The precursor to the current Washington Heights Library opened in 1868 as a private, independent library where members paid a fee for use. The collections were housed in four separate locations before it became part of the NYPL system in 1901. On February 26, 1914, the Washington Heights Library officially opened its doors at 1000 St. Nicholas Avenue. More recently, the branch underwent a complete renovation and since reopening in 2014 has seen an increase in use of its valuable programs and services, such as storytime programs for families, ESOL classes, and technology workshops.

The New York Public Library will host open houses at all branches throughout the system (the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island) on September 29, 2018. New Yorkers will have the opportunity to get a library card (the application for which is available online) and learn more about the resources and services available at their local branch.

September 29, 2018, 11 AM – 4 PM

Washington Heights Library, 1000 St. Nicholas Avenue (b/t Sylvan Terrance & 160th Street), New York, NY, 212.923.6054, nypl.org

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Harlem World Magazine, 2521 1/2 west 42nd street, Los Angeles, CA, 90008, https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact
We're your source for local coverage, we count on your support. SUPPORT US!
Your support is crucial in maintaining a healthy democracy and quality journalism. With your contribution, we can continue to provide engaging news and free access to all.
accepted credit cards

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related Articles