Archive for July, 2013

Volunteer Tutors Needed! Make A Difference!

July 30th, 2013 No comments

Learn and Serve in Your Community – Make a Difference for Seniors

Westchester Library System is seeking additional volunteers to serve as counselors for their Senior Benefits Information Centers (SBICs).  SBICs helps adults 60plus achieve a better understanding of Medicare health plans, prescription drug coverage, and other benefits available to seniors – saving them time and money.

choices2 Volunteer counselors receive monthly training from subject specialists, including the Medicare Rights Center and other expert nonprofit leaders, to understand Medicare and other critical senior benefits and services.  

Current volunteers include a committed team of active and retired professionals from all fields who are comfortable with technology, have excellent interpersonal skills, and are able to provide an average of 12 hours per month between the hours of 10am and 3pm.  Program services are offered at public libraries in Greenburgh, Mount Kisco, New Rochelle, Peekskill, Port Chester – Rye Brook, Shrub Oak (Yorktown), Tarrytown, and Yonkers.

Learn and serve with us.  For more information contact Beth Casso at



Tutors Needed for Adult Learners in Your Community

Are you a high school graduate?  College graduate?  That means you had at least 12 years of education that made it possible for you to learn what was essential in reading, writing, science, social studies, and math.  You got that done when you were younger, likely had fewer responsibilities and more free time.  Imagine doing it now!

Layout 3Over 80,000 adults in Westchester County aged 25+ do not have a high school degree.  Those that are looking to complete their GED could use your help.

Westchester Library System’s GEDConnect! is a tutoring program operating at libraries around Westchester County. We are looking for volunteers to assist adult students.  We provide the training and support.  You provide the time and encouragement to help adult learners meet their goals.

If you can dedicate 2-3 hours per week, contact Lisa Kahn at 914 231 3264

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Westchester Library System Welcomes Edris Scherer to the Board of Trustees

July 10th, 2013 No comments

The Westchester Library System (WLS) recently named Edris Scherer of North Salem to the organization’s Board of Trustees. Ms. Scherer serves as the District IV representative covering Lewisboro (South Salem), North Salem and Somers.

As Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Scherer TV & AC, and current Co-President of the Katonah Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Scherer brings a strong business background to the WLS Board.  In addition, Ms. Scherer has knowledge of the non-profit sector and serves as a library trustee to her local library, the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library in North Salem.

“Ms. Scherer’s extensive community involvement and organizational knowledge are certain to bring many contributions to the Westchester Library System,” said Terry Kirchner, WLS Executive Director. “We are pleased to welcome her to the Board and look forward to her professional perspective.”


Edris Scherer assisting at the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library’s
S.T.E.A.M. Festival in 2012.

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SYNC Begs For Mercy in Week 8!

July 5th, 2013 No comments


2 Free Audiobook Downloads Each Week

May 30 – August 15, 2013

Once again this year, SYNC offers FREE Young Adult and Classic audiobook downloads to introduce the listening experience.


What is SYNC?

SYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads–a current Young Adult title paired thematically with a Classic or Required Summer Reading title–each week to listeners ages 13+ while SYNC is in session. SYNC is in session this year from May 30 – August 21, 2013.

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