Our History & Mission

Photos: 1913-1967, courtesy of the Hastings Historical Society. Manhattan skyline photo by Karen Somary.

Our Mission

The Library prides itself on a core culture of civility, inclusion, and shared resources,
including our extraordinary site overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades.

The Library supports lifelong learning, from the discoveries that begin
in the Picture Book Room to adult programs that explore the ever-wider world.
Here, digital media and high technology co-exist with rooms for quiet and the credo that reading is essential.