1 Merry Lane, Jericho, NY 11753
(516) 935 - 6790
DescriptionThe Jericho Library is located at 1 Merry Lane, Jericho, NY. The small front parking lot does not have any handicapped spaces; however, there is a ramp from the parking lot to the automatic, double-door entrance. The larger back lot has three handicapped spaces close to the entrance here. Several picnic tables and benches are on a patio near the back entrance.
The theater is on the main level (where you enter). Wheelchair and companion seating is at the back. Steps are necessary to get to all other seating. Wide aisles have handrails.
Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms are located on the main level. These restrooms have automatic-assist push buttons to enter and exit. There is a baby-changing station.
A small snack area with vending machines is located on the main level.
There is an elevator to access the other levels of the library.
- Number of handicapped spaces: 3
Location of handicapped spaces: near rear entrance
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: very close
Transportation to venue offered: na
Places to rest: picnic tables & benches on patio
Paths and walkways: concrete
Location of handicapped entrance: at both front & rear entrance
Doors: automatic, double-glass doors
Number of floors: 2
Steps and staircases: to seats in theater
Width of aisles: wide aisles, with handrail
Places to sit: comfortable seats
Location of restrooms: main level
Type of restroom: multi-stall, handicapped-accessible
Ease of entry and exit: handicapped-assist, push button
Baby changing station: yes
Available food services: vending machines in snack area
Friendliness of staff: very warm & helpful
Notes: * Although there are no handicapped parking spaces in the small, upper lot, there is ramp to the entrance.Three handicapped spaces can be found in the rear lot.
A presentation about the Picasso Sculpture Exhibit, currently at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) brought us to the Jericho Library on Veteran’s Day.
We found a small parking lot in front of the library and a larger one (with three handicapped spaces) in back. We parked the car, walked past several picnic tables and benches on an outdoor patio, and through automatic, double glass doors to enter this welcoming space.
The Jericho Library is an inviting place that conveys a sense of warmth. A variety of displays in the main area pique ones interest.
We made our way to the theater located on the main floor. Wheelchair and companion seating are at the back. Steps lead to the other rows. Wide aisles with handrails are helpful.
If you arrive early, you can get a drink and/or snack from vending machines in a cozy area on the main floor.
The presentation was quite interesting, giving a lot of information that will surely enhance our visit to the MoMA exhibit. During the presentation I had to leave the darkened theater to make a phone call. I was pleasantly surprised when one of the library staff held a flashlight so that I could see where I was going. What a lovely thing to do!
As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to visit a venue’s website, www.jericholibrary.org, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”