Who’s Behind all those Books? New Library Directors in Mamaroneck and Larchmont


Two of the area’s biggest public libraries have each just named new Directors.

Laura Eckley, new Director Larchmont Public Library

Effective February 6, in Larchmont, comes Laura Eckley, who spent nine years at the Bronxville Library, becoming Director in 2009. She will replace June Hesler, who served as Acting Interim Director since the retirement last summer of former director Diane Courtney.

Larchmont Library

Susan Riley, new Director Mamaroneck Library

Susan Riley has been named the new director of the Mamaroneck Library, replacing Susan Benton, who retired at the end of December. Riley was most recently the Director of the Mount Kisco Library  She has previously worked in the Greenburgh Library, the White Plains Public Library, the Ardsley Library, the Chappaqua Library, and the Ossining Public Library, according to the library board’s announcement.

Mamaroneck Library

Interesting factoids:

Total annual operating expenses in 2010:
Larchmont Library:   $1,586,233
Mamaroneck Library: $1,279,965

Largest library in County system: Mount Vernon
Biggest circulation: Yonkers:

photos: larchmont library from wikimedia commons, remaining photos from Westchester Library System

One thought on “Who’s Behind all those Books? New Library Directors in Mamaroneck and Larchmont

  1. Now that’s what circulating is about. Will June Hesler go to Bronxville?

    Does anyone know anything about the “Town” using and paying taxes to the Larchmont Library instead of the Mamaroneck Library? Would consolidation be a nasty word here?

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