Mount Kisco Public Library

Mount Kisco Public Library

100 East Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549
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Overdrive How it Works Overdrive is a FREE online digital media service available to all patrons. Overdrive is accessible with a Westchester Library card. A patron may download, checkout, organize, burn and transfer best-sellers in digital format. Try out the newest in library technologies in the comfort of your home! Overdrive Advantage are titles specifically purchased for Mount Kisco Public Library card holders.

Note: At-home access to items marked with an red mkpl indicating access is limited to Mount Kisco cardholders.


Freading How it Works Freading is one of the Library's eBook collections. eBooks are available in ePub and/or PDF format. Click on the logo to access Freading.

Freegal How it Works Freegal is a downloadable music service that the Westchester Library System subscribes to. All you need to access the service is your Westchester Library card. You do not need any special software to use the service and all songs are in MP3 format with no Digital Rights Management (DRM).
OneClickdigital How it Works OneClickdigital is a new audiobook download service being offered to InfoSoup library card holders. OneClickdigital provides access to more than 3800 always available audiobook titles published by Recorded Books.

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Your Mount Kisco Public Library card is required to use MorningStarMorningstar home access link - proproietary investment research information. With MorningStar you can track your investments, access daily market news and commentary, view snapshots on investments, and interact in forums. Follow your current holdings and keep tabs on new opportunities.

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Learn 60 languages with Pronunciator Pronunciator is a fun and easy way to learn any of 60 languages.

Register for free and start learning - at your own pace!

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Muzzy online language course for kids. Available to MKPL card holders. Muzzy online language course for kids. Available to MKPL card holders.

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Online Resources Digital Collections Access to the Westchester Library Systems vast digital resources is available here. Click on the logo to the left to access these resources.

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Online Resources Newspapers and Magazines You will need a valid active Westchester Library System Library Card to use these resources. Click on the logo to the left to access these resources.

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Learning Express Library Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. Each Learning Center offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want.

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Job Information Center

Try FirstFind.org The library's Job Information Center contains materials on career planning, resumes, small business and more.

FirstFind is a website that connects you to useful information and tools about education, jobs and families. Firstfind also provides links to agencies in Westchester that can give you more information and help about these topics. Click on the logo to the left for more information.
Learning Express Library Learning Express Library Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you.
Career & Educational Counseling Service Jobs & Careers Facing a difficult work situation? Need help planning or managing your career? Thinking about work options you have after 50? Westchester Library System (WLS) runs specialized programs with trained professionals to guide you in your career path.

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Mount Kisco History

The New York State Board of Regents chartered the Mount Kisco Public Library on March 31, 1910. The Library is governed by a Board of Trustees who set policy, oversee the Library budget and perform other vital functions. Board members are elected to three year terms.

The Mount Kisco Historical Society's primary objectives are to keep Mount Kisco history alive and virbrant across and within our unique community. We do this as Mount Kisco historical preservers, archivists and through a comprehensive MOunt Kisco historical education program comprised of presentations and guided walks held throughout the year. Click on the icon below titled MOUNT KISCO HISTORICAL SOCIETY to access our new website, join our efforts, attend our activities and events or find out how you can lend your support. Click on the icon titled MOUNT KISCO 'THE LONG JOURNEY' to learn about what we accomplished in 2012 and what our objectives for 2013.

Local History PDF Historical Society

Eva Marshall - President (Primary Contact - MK Historical Society and Archives)
Home: (914) 666-5390, Cell: (914) 391-8921
Email: jackmevat@gmail.com

Mount Kisco Historian

Harold McCartney
60 Barker St. Apt 216
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
Home: (914) 666-7708, Cell: (914) 589-9784 Email: MCCTNEY@PRODIGY.NET

Westchester County Historical Society Bedford Historical Society New Castle Historical Society North Castle Historical Society at Smith’s Tavern
Westchester County Land Records Virtual Archives Historic Hudson Valley Yorktown Family History Center

Mount Kisco Public Library Newspaper Holdings on Microfilm:

Historical Maps:

Westchester Heritage Map Westchester County Under the Mohegan Indians Map of the Manors Map of Boundry Dispute
Westchester Heritage map (2.7MB) from the book "Atlas of the Village/Town of Mount Kisco" compiled by Frances Cook Lee. Westchester County Under the Mohegan Indians, 1608 (1.1MB) from “The History of Westchester County” by Robert Bolton, 1848. Map of the Manors (565kB) compiled from Manor Grants and Ancient Maps from “History of Westchester County” J. Thomas Scharf, editor. Map of Boundry Dispute, (111kB) from “Bedford Historical Rcords” volume 1, page ix.

1797 Map of the Town of Bedford 1797 Map of the Town of New Castle Bedford’s Eight purchases from the Indians, including the Hopp Ground purchase Bedford Village 1681-1685: The Original Land Allotments
1797 Map of the Township of Bedford (635kB) prepared by Charles Webb. 1797 Map of the Township of New Castle (336kB) prepared by William Adams modified to show fifteen road districts as prepared by Francis Cook Lee. Bedford’s Eight purchases from the Indians, including the Hopp Ground purchase of 1680 (shaded area). From “Bedford Historical Records”, volume IV, page ix. Bedford Village original Land Allotments 1680 - 1685 (528kB) from “Bedford Historical Records” volume II, page 176

Lots in the Great Plain (North Plain) Laid Out 1690 Bedford West Purchase 1700-1738 Surveyor’s Map of Bedford Northeast Corner - 1736 Bedford Township about 1725
Distribution of Lots in the Great Plain laid out in 1690 (123kB) from “Bedford Historical Records” volume II, page 181 Bedford West Purchase 1700 - 1738 (545kB) An Interpretive Map Prepared from the Record Set Down by John Copp as Clerk to the Proprietors of the West Purchase from “Bedford Historical Records” volume II, pages 262-263 Surveyor’s Map Drawn for the Division Among the Town’s Twenty-nine Patentees of the 1723 Purchase from the Indians (332kB) from “Bedford Historical Records” volume II, page viii Bedford Township about 1725 (258kB) drawn from highway and land records of the time by A. I. Bernhard. from ‘Katonah, The History of a New York Village and Its People by F. R. Duncombe, pages 66-67

Holdings of Van Cortlandt heirs Division of Bedford’s Largest Land Holding: 1738-1787 Military Routes through Bedford Military Routes through Bedford
Holdings of Van Cortlandt heirs (262kB) Originally prepared in 1743 by Samuel Purdy to show the Bedford lands owned by heirs of Jacobus Van Cortlandt. from “Katonah, The History of a New York Village and Its People” by F. R. Duncombe, pages 146-147 Division of Bedford’s Largest Land Holding: 1738-1787 (434kB) from “Bedford Historical Records” volume II, page viii Military Routes through Bedford. from “Bedford Historical Records” volume II, page 288 Military Routes through Bedford. from “Bedford Historical Records” volume II, page 288

Surveys in New York and Connecticut States for His Excellency General Washington, 1778 The Bedford Area in 1779 Military Routes through Bedford
Surveys in New York and Connecticut States for His Excellency General Washington, 1778 (700kB) from Robert Erskine, DeWitt Map (Courtesy of the New-York Historical Society) The Bedford Area in 1779 (184kB) Buildings and sites referred in eyewitness accounts on 1858 Westchester County Map. (from “The Burning of Bedford July 1779”)

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