Yonkers Public Library Director Edward Falcone has announced that he will retire from his position this December, after fourteen years in the YPL system, the last five as Library Director. During his tenure, Mr. Falcone has been responsible for many significant projects including creating Tech Central, the first-of-its-kind technology and education center at Riverfront Library, the re-imagining of the iconic facade at Grinton I. Will Branch, and reinstating Summer Sundays at all three branches.
“It has been a privilege to direct an organization that employs so many talented and dedicated people.” said Mr. Falcone. “My time at YPL has been an incredibly rewarding experience for me, both professionally and personally, and the memories I will take with me will be treasured.”
Yonkers Public Library is the largest public library system in Westchester County, its three branches serving a diverse population of nearly 200,000. Under Mr. Falcone’s leadership the library has been recognized as a critical community resource partnering with the City of Yonkers, Yonkers Public Schools, Westchester County Government, and a wide array of organizations throughout the City.
“Congratulations to Ed on a successful and productive career,” said Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano. “Ed’s work for the Yonkers Public Library system has been stellar, shepherding new technology and programs that enlighten and engage our community. On behalf of our Yonkers residents, I thank Ed for his dedication to our residents and libraries. I wish him a happy and healthy retirement.”
“YPL has excelled in the areas of programming and community engagement due to Ed’s commitment to our strategic plan. He has led major projects that have changed the landscape of YPL and positioned it for the future,” stated Board President Anietra Guzmán-Santana. “The Board of Trustees is honored to have worked with such a dedicated and passionate administrator. We wish him the best on his forthcoming retirement.”