The Field Library, located several blocks from the Hudson River at 4 Nelson Avenue, is Peekskill's major information resource. As a full scale public library serving a population of approximately 22,000 Peekskill residents and 35,000 Town of Cortlandt residents, The Field Library boasts a collection of 80,000 books, over 300 different magazine and newspaper titles, and a wide variety of audiocassettes, compact discs and videocassettes.
The Children's Department, for babies through sixth graders, is a library room stocked with books, puzzles, learning games, audio and video cassettes, records, and a multi-media center. There are also state-of-the-art computers providing free Internet access to children's databases and other homework and research sites over high-speed, fiber-optic lines. Weekly events include story hours and storytelling, arts and crafts, music and programs for the whole family to enjoy. You may reach the Children's Library by calling (914) 737-0847.
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