A Room of One’s Own
A room for just writers at the Katonah Library
In the fast-paced, frenetic environment that the 21st century symbolizes, many writers struggle with distractions at every turn. One local solution to such disturbance opened in March 2014 inside the Katonah Village Library. Officially titled the Charles McDuffie Writers Room, writers are left to themselves in a hushed, yet serene setting with views overlooking the town. A converted attic, the now affable top-floor setup is available during Library hours. With enough space to get up, stretch, and walk around, patrons can write, type, or just think at their leisure. Writers Room supporter Barbara Chintz says, “It’s another great Katonah story where volunteers came together to make a need a reality.”
Whether you’re an avid writer or just a Katonah Village Library enthusiast, the furnished domain is sure to inspire wordsmiths both young and old. The Writers Room’s namesake, Charles McDuffie, was a longtime benefactor and trustee of the Library. For more information about the Charles McDuffie Writers Room, contact the Katonah Village Library at 914-232-3508.