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Friends of the Library

Who Are the Friends?

The Friends of the Scarsdale Library was formed in 1968, and in the years since has grown to encompass some 800 members. Our primary goal is to support the Library as it serves our community. We strive to focus public attention on the Library’s services, facilities, and needs. Check out our Membership page to see how you can be a part of all we do for our library.

Book Sale

 THE 2014 BOOK SALE STARTS SOON! The Annual Book Sale will begin with a Friends Preview on Friday evening, Sept. 5  from 7pm – 9pm. For Complete dates and times visit the 2014 Annual Book Sale page.

Bookmarks Newsletter

The Bookmarks Summer 2014  has information about summer and fall events. Look for your Friends envelope in the next edition, and don’t forget to renew your membership to take advantage of the Book Sale Preview night.

Swingin’ Sundays

Friends of the Scarsdale Library sponsors a Swingin Sunday Jazz Series which is free and open to the public, featuring truly remarkable artists. Stay tuned for information about the next concert in this series and look forward to jammin’ to the music!

Fourth Annual Spelling Bee

The Library Trust Bees, Seth Ross, Terri Simon & Florie Wachtenheim, Won at  Friends of the Scarsdale Library Fourth Annual Adult & Teen Spelling Bee, Friday, January 31st, 2014 (Winning Word: Mischievous ). Click here for more information on our Fourth Annual event!




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DIAMOND – $1000

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Paul Hastings LLP

Sara and Richard Werder

GOLD – $500

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Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty


Drs. Renu and Anil Lalwani

Margaret and Larry Smith

SILVER – $250

A.G. Williams Painting Company

Christine and John Bensche

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Frank’s Home Improvements

Linda and Jonathan Flaxer

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Prudential Centennial Realty

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Library Projects

In the past few years the Friends have extended the reach of the Library budget by contributing to a number of important and innovative projects, including:

  • Playaways The Friends purchased 100 of these digital audio books pre-loaded on mp3 players — a pilot program that will be greatly expanded if it proves popular.
  • Children’s Room We contributed to upgraded lighting and carpeting for the Children’s Room.
  • Master Plan The Friends helped to support the hiring of an architect to work with the Board in devising a master plan for the library’s future .