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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.

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. The April 27th performance by Jesters of Jive is fast approaching, so mark you calendars for 4pm  and arrive early, as these jammin’ concerts get jam packed! 

Bookmarks Newsletter

Read up on the latest library developments and happenings in Bookmarks Winter Edition

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!



Thomson Reuters

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DIAMOND – $1000

Mercedes-Benz of White Plains


Paul Hastings LLP

Sara and Richard Werder

GOLD – $500

Country Bank

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Houlihan Lawrence Inc.


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

Buzz Potential

Coldwell Banker

Frank’s Home Improvements

Linda and Jonathan Flaxer

Drs. Mantu and Lopa Gupta

Prudential Centennial Realty

Rachele Rose Day Spa 


Book Sale

Thank You to All who Supported The Friends of the Scarsdale Library Book Sale. Readers and books were successfully matched. and some bought hundreds of books; one buyer is even made a chair out of her 250 carefully selected titles!  As you enjoy your books, don’t forget to start setting other ones aside for this year’s summer sale.  

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 .