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The Campaign for Scarsdale Public Library


Our Vision

SCARSDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY: SOMETHING INSIDE FOR EVERYONE

Scarsdale Public Library is about to begin an essential transformation. A light-filled entrance, a welcoming, open main reading room, and a dramatic new glass-enclosed reading gallery will open the library out to the park with views of the pond and beyond.

The increased square footage will add public spaces and services already found in the best libraries of today. Multiple conference and meeting rooms, a business center, and a café will make the library a gathering space for the entire community. Access to historical archives, a dynamic and expanded children’s wing, a separate teen room, and innovative technology will connect the past, the present, and the future of Scarsdale.

Years of careful planning have brought us to this moment. Just as the community came together over sixty-five years ago to build the library’s original structure, this transformation will depend on the generosity of individual Scarsdale residents along with support from the Village.

We invite you to leave a legacy for the generations to come by working with your neighbors to make this vision a reality.

Reading Gallery

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • dramatic increase of public space
  • flexible community meeting rooms
  • small group study rooms
  • café and lobby with seating
  • technology suite with business center
  • reading gallery overlooking the pond
  • quiet reading area
  • teen room
  • expanded children’s wing
  • children’s program room
  • sustainable and accessible design
  • state-of-the-art technology
  • makerspace

Plans

Lobby and Coffee Bar
Lobby and Coffee Bar Lobby and Adult Browsing Area Large Meeting Room Children’s Area Lower Level Plan

Families

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE:
Click here to read The Campaign for Scarsdale Public Library Flipbook!
Be sure to print out the games and puzzles at the end of the book!

 

Committees

SCARSDALE LIBRARY COMMITTEES/BOARDS
CAMPAIGN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Dara Gruenberg
Co-chair
Betty Pforzheimer
Co-chair
Bob Steves
Co-chair
Steve Kessler
Treasurer
Diane Greenwald
Library Board President
Elizabeth Bermel
Library Director

CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE

Allison & Justin Arest
Lisa & Mark Bezos
Lynne & Merrell Clark
Dara & Jon Gruenberg
Kiki Hong
Leslye & Gary Katz
Barbara & Steve Kessler
Elyse & Barry Klayman
Wendy & Scott Kleinman
Michelle & Frank Lichtenberg
Deborah & Eric Lichtenstein
Lisa Messinger & Aaron Panken
Betty & Carl Pforzheimer
Angela & Gary Retelny
Terri Simon
Kathy & Bob Steves
Julie Zhu
Elizabeth Bermel
ex officio
Diane Greenwald
ex officio
(in formation)

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Diane Greenwald
President
John Harris
Vice President
Elyse Mall Klayman
Secretary
Steve Kessler
Treasurer
Felicia Block
Trustee
Margot Milberg
Trustee
Terry Singer
Trustee
Jane Veron
Village Board Liaison

FRIENDS OF THE SCARSDALE LIBRARY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dara Gruenberg
President
Wendy MacMillan
Vice President
To-Dao Casey
Vice President
Barbara Josselsohn
Secretary
Mona Longman
Treasurer

Allison Block
Betsy Bohrer
Linda Flaxer
Anne George
Alison Gordon
Kathy Gray
Lori Harrison
Jamie Kefer
Renu Lalwani
Meg Lazarus
Ann Lewis
Michelle Lichtenberg
Gabrielle Wise

 

Updates


Update: October 2017
On October 3, 2017, a ground-breaking ceremony was held at Supply Field to mark the start of construction on a temporary facility which will be completed before the Library building closes for renovation. The temporary library is constructed, in part, with a reimbursement construction grant from New York State in the amount of $500,000 thanks to Assemblywoman Amy Paulin.

The ground-breaking also marked the launch of the next critical phase in the Campaign for Excellence. More than $5.7 million in gifts and pledges are secured. The remaining $1.8 million must be in place for construction to begin in Spring 2018. Architectural plans are now nearly complete.

Update: February 2017
On December 13, 2016, the Village of Scarsdale Board of Trustees passed a resolution authorizing the issuance of up to $9.9 million bonds to pay part of the cost of the renovation of the Scarsdale Public Library. The Capital Campaign Committee is committed to raising the remaining $7.5 million in private support, and is working diligently to secure these funds. Additionally, the Village of Scarsdale received a reimbursement construction grant from New York State in the amount of $500,000 that will be put towards the renovation of Supply Field, which will serve as the temporary location of the library and will subsequently be used for other Village needs.

 

 

Donate

Pledge Your Support
Multi-year pledges are welcome.

 
Naming opportunities are available at all levels.
Contact us for more information.

Checks
Checks can be made payable to Friends of the Scarsdale Library with “Library Campaign” in the memo and mail to: Campaign for the Scarsdale Library, 54 Olmsted Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583.

Securities and Wire Transfers
For information on securities or wire transfers, please contact Melissa Biffert at SPLCampaign@wlsmail.org or 914.358.6089

Credit Card
We are now accepting credit card donations. Use the button below to make donations up to $10,000 by credit card.

 

Contact

For Further Information:
Melissa Biffert
914.358.6089
SPLCampaign@wlsmail.org