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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

Westchester County’s premier book sale will begin on Friday, September 9th from 6 to 9 pm at a Friends Preview. New members may join at the door that evening for $25.

The regular sale kicks off on Saturday, September 10th and will run through Sunday, September 18th. 

Books are refreshed daily. 

Find more details about sale times and volunteer opportunities on our Annual Book Sale page.

Library Renovation

Click here for answers about some of your questions concerning plans for the Scarsdale Library Renovations

2016 Sixth Annual Spelling Bee

BEE BEE KINGS WON the Sixth Annual Spelling Bee, with the teen team, The Jelly Beens coming in second! Click here for more details about our Sixth Annual event

Bookmarks Newsletter

Bookmarks has information about upcoming events, so check back for the latest edition for all kinds of wonderful happenings at the library.

Bookmarks Final Summer issue is available for viewing – just click on the link!

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. Our recent event was standing room only . Thanks for joining in the fun! Stay tuned for details about our next concert in the Fall/Winter. 


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 .