We’re excited to announce that the Everyday Healthy Café will officially open on Wednesday, May 9th. (although if you are around next week take a look—they may open early.) In addition, this also brings us the new home of the Friends Bookstore as well as the completion of The Hub for adults, with the new Community Room.
“When’s the café opening?” has probably been the number one reference question this spring. Some of you may be familiar with the Everyday Healthy Café since there are two located in White Plains Hospital. Part of Peter Herrero’s NY Hospitality Group (which includes Sam’s of Gedney Way, Caperberry Events, and the Great American BBQ Co.), the café will feature sandwiches, soups, salads, smoothies, juices and coffee and teas. The café is committed to everyday healthy food choices, served in a convenient manner, with the best of ingredients.
On the walls around the café you’ll find books for sale—the new home of the Friends of the Library bookstore. A popular destination off our lobby for years, the new home nearly doubles the shelf space and is a whole lot brighter. The proceeds from the bookstore go towards supporting the Library, including programs for children and professional development for staff.
The final phase of the Hub brought us new computers and workstations, our new service desk, refreshed classrooms, the White Plains Collection, and our new Community Room. The Community Room—which formerly was a staff workroom—is now available for the White Plains community to use for programs and meetings.
Hours for the café and bookstore to come.