Briarcliff Manor Public Library, One Library Road, Briarcliff Manor, New York, 914-941-7072


What Should I Read Next?

Book Recommendation Request Form - Would you like some help in selecting library books for curbside pickup? Let us know what kind of books you enjoy and our librarians will give you some recommendations for books from our library's collection.

Booklists for the library ebook collection

Brown Bag Titles - Booklist of past titles discussed in our Brown Bag Book Discussion series that are in the library's ebook collection.

Contemporary Fiction Titles - Booklist of past titles discussed in our Contemporary Fiction by Award Winning Authors Book Discussion Series that are in the library's ebook collection.

Award Winning Titles - Booklist of award winning books that are in the library's ebook collection.

Recommended Nonfiction Titles - Booklist of nonfiction books that we have discussed at the library's nonfiction book club in the past that are in the library's ebook collection.

Virtual Book Discussion

Nonfiction Virtual Discussion on Friday, July 10 at 1:30 - 3:00 pm

We will be discussing the essay "Notes of a Native Son" by James Baldwin. The discussion will be led by Shelley Glick, Reference Librarian.

Notes of a Native Son was James Baldwin's first nonfiction book, and was published in 1955. The volume collects ten of Baldwin's essays that tackle issues of race in America and Europe (taken from Wikipedia).

If you are interested in attending and would like a copy of the essay, please email Shelley Glick at or call the library at 914-941-7072. Only people who register will receive the invitation to the Zoom virtual meeting on July 10.

I look forward to a lively discussion of this timely work by one of our most important African American authors.

Tax Filing Information and Preparation Help:

Updated Tax Return Deadlines:
The deadlines to file Federal and NY State income tax has been extended to July 15, 2020.

Tax Preparation Help:
The Westchester County AARP Tax-Aide sites have determined that they will not re-open for this tax season. The health and safety of the volunteers, staff and taxpayers is their top priority, and the decision not to re-open was made with their protection in mind.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering online options to assist taxpayers affected by the suspension of in-person services:
  • A self-prep option, providing taxpayers with free access to software so they can prepare taxes on they own, is available at AARP: Prepare Your Taxes Online

  • If taxpayers would like help completing their own taxes, they can request the assistance of a volunteer to coach them through the process via phone or computer screen-sharing. Visit AARP Tax Aide for information and updates.

Health and Wellness Resources

Medicare Counseling - The Westchester Library System's Senior Benefits Individual Counseling (SBIC) sites remain closed through April but you can still receive unbiased Medicare counseling by calling their helpline at 914-231-3260 or emailing with your name, question, and preferred method of contact. Volunteer counselors will get back to you within two days, weekends included.

Westchester County Department of Health Navigator Program - If you need health insurance you can get personal assistance from one of the Westchester County Department of Health Navigators. You can apply whether you've lost a job that provided insurance or weren't previously insured. To learn more visit:
  • Call 914-995-6350 or
  • email
COVID-19 Fact vs. Fiction Presentation

Westchester County Resources -- A listing of current contact information for Westchester County social service agencies and programs providing assistance to residents.

Virtual Exhibits

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Last revised June 15, 2020