The Westchester Library Association is a professional organization dedicated to advancing the interests of librarians, library support staff, trustees, and friends, and to increasing public awareness of libraries and library services in Westchester County, New York.

Volunteers Needed!

Westchester Library System Battle will be on Saturday October 15, 2016 from 8:300 AM- 4:00 PM at Ossining High School. We need everyone from question readers to greeters and crowd control. Unfortunately we cannot offer compensation. However there will likely be some free coffee, you will be helping the libraries and making some kids really happy! We welcome any and all help. Feel free to pass this email along to anyone who may be interested. You do not have to be involved with libraries to help out!

I look forward to hearing from you! Just email me at eanastasi@greenburghlibrary.org!

The Battle of the Books is a book-based trivia tournament for Westchester youth grades 4-10. The goal of the program is to promote a love of reading in kids and teens, to expose them to titles and authors that they might not encounter otherwise, to encourage them to think of their local public library as a resource for entertainment and to inspire teamwork and good sportsmanship in an atmosphere of friendly competition. The program began in 2014 and is planned and executed by the Westchester Library System Battle of the Books Planning Committee.

WLA Annual Conference 2016

Thank you to everyone who participated in Conference. Workshop materials will be posted on the Conference page.

WLA Professional Development Scholarships



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Ashford, Barbara (New Rochelle).  Spellcast.  DAW Books, 2011.

Barbieri, Maggie (Croton).  Extra Credit.  New York: St. Martin’s, 2012.

DeLillo, Don (Yonkers).  The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories.  New York: Scribner, 2011.

Engelmann, Karen (Dobbs Ferry).  Stockholm Octavo.  New York: Ecco Press, 2012.

Gross, Andrew (Purchase).  Eyes Wide Open.  New York: William Morrow, 2011.

Santiago, Esmeralda (Somers).  Conquistadora.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.

Staub, Wendy Corsi (Katonah).  Nightwatcher.  New York: Harper, 2012.

Tropper, Jonathan (New Rochelle).  One Last Thing Before I Go.  New York: Penguin, 2012.

Woodruff, Lee (Rye).  Those We Love Most.  New York: Voice/Hyperion, 2012.

Zimmerman, Jean (Ossining).  The Orphanmaster.  New York: Viking Press, 2012


Courage, Richard (Valhalla) and Robert Bone.  The Muse in Bronzeville:  African American Creative Expression in Chicago, 1932-1950.  New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2011.

Fleder, Rob (Briarcliff Manor).  Damn Yankees: Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World’s Most Loved (and Hated) Team.  New York: Ecco, 2012.

Gilbert, Allison (Irvington).  Parentless Parents: How the Loss of Our Mothers and Fathers Impacts the Way We Raise Our Children.  New York: Hyperion, 2011.

Kennedy, Kostya  (Larchmont).  56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports.  New York: Sports Illustrated Books, 2011.

Massie, Robert K. (Irvington).  Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman.  New York: Random House, 2011.

Pearlman, Jeff (New Rochelle).  Sweetness: the Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton.  Gotham, 2011.

Reisler, Jim (Irvington).  Igniting the flame: America’s first Olympic team.  Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 2012.

Rosenstrach, Jenny (Dobbs Ferry).  Dinner: a Love Story.  New York: Ecco, 2012.

Steinberg, Jacques (Larchmont).  You are an Ironman: How Six Weekend Warriors Chased Their Dream of Finishing the World’s Toughest Triathlon.  New York: Viking, 2011.

Tarrant-Reid, Linda (New Rochelle).  Discovering Black America: From the Age of Exploration to the Twenty-First Century.  New York: Abrams, 2012.

Warner, Priscilla (Larchmont).  Learning to Breathe: My Year-Long Quest to Bring Calm to My Life.  New York: Free Press, 2011.

Wickenden, Dorothy (Pelham).  Nothing Daunted: the Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West.  New York: Scribner, 2011.

Zevin, Dan (Larchmont).  Dan Gets a Minivan: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad.  New York: Scribner, 2012.