Peekskill Prepares to Future Proof its Public Library  

The Field Library and Board of Trustees have entered into an agreement with the City of Peekskill to lease space in the lower level of Peekskill Neighborhood Center to expand The Library.  

The approximately 2,100 square feet will create three new program rooms, staff offices, and will allow the creation of a Tutoring Room in the Children’s Department. 


The expansion has been made possible by the support of City of Peekskill residents through budget initiatives over the last five years that have allowed the library to expand program offerings, improve library collections, streamline procedures through the addition of technological advances, and recruit talented and motivated individuals to work at The Field Library. 

Additional renovations have been made possible through grant initiatives from Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator Pete Harckham.  


3D Printer

The vision for the new STEM Lab includes a smart board, digital projector, 3D printer, laptops for computer and coding classes, STEM manipulatives, and more. Studies have shown that learning experiences across informal environments (such as public libraries) positively influence science learning in school, attitudes toward science, and pursuit of science-related occupations. The Field Library STEM lab will serve all ages in a variety of ways.      


Multipurpose Program Room 

Art and Craft Supplies

The new Program Room will allow space for children’s programs such as our popular Trash to Treasure program, library author events, book clubs, craft programs, and more. This space will contain art and craft supplies, tables and chairs, storage cabinets and flexible furniture for a variety of uses. Our popular book clubs, Field of Mystery and Field Notes, will meet in our new Program Room. 

Teen Program Room 

Smart Board

The Field Library is proud to announce that teens will finally have a space of their own for their programs and activities. This dedicated room is designed to accommodate a range of events, from book clubs to homework help and video game tournaments. Equipped with an overhead digital projector and Smart Board, the Teen Program Room is ideal for hosting movie nights and interactive lectures. It’s the perfect space for the library’s teen patrons to come together and engage in a variety of exciting activities. For those in search of their own high-quality digital projector, offers an extensive range of options to choose from, making it easy to find the perfect device to suit your needs.


Tutoring Room 

By moving library staff into offices downstairs, the children’s workroom will be redesigned into a Tutoring/Homework Help Room. There will be individual study tables that can convert to a group study area. Our credentialed teacher will be able to work with the children without the interruptions of our busy children’s area. 

To sponsor or contribute towards any of these purchases, contact Jennifer Brown, Executive Director, at or 914-737-7110. 

1 Comment

  1. I am the mother of a senior who looks forward to her bingo activities there has been no activities for the seniors in over a year

    What is the city of Peekskill going to do about having those activities available again for the seniors

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