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.
TIME TO GET READY FOR THE 2016 FRIENDS OF THE SCARSDALE LIBRARY ANNUAL BOOK SALE!
BOOKS WILL BE ACCEPTED BEGINNING TUESDAY, JULY 5TH, 2016.
Donations are now being accepted through Friday, August 26th and should be left inside the gray door at the side of the Scarsdale Library. The library is located at 54 Olmsted Road at Route 22, Scarsdale, NY. Books should be in salable condition. Damaged, moldy or dog-chewed books will not be accepted; nor will textbooks, encyclopedias or magazines.
The Annual Book Sale begins Saturday September 10th and runs through Sunday September 18th. Preview night for Friends of the Scarsdale Library is Friday September 9th.
Check back again soon for upcoming details about sale times and volunteer opportunities and training on our Annual Book Sale page.
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 has information about upcoming events, so check back for the latest edition for all kinds of wonderful happenings at the library.
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.
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 .