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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. Erich Michael Gillett will be doing his one man show, Man About Town: The Wit and Wisdom of Noel Coward, accompanied by piano, on June 7th at 4:00 pm in the Scott Room. So, Let’s Do It! Join in the fun at our Spring Concert and fall in love with Gillett and Jazz! 

Fifth Annual Spelling Bee

The Fifth Annual Spelling Bee took place on January 23rd, 2015 at 7:30pm in the Scarsdale High School Auditorium. THANK YOU TO OUR PLATINUM SPONSOR THOMSON REUTERS AND OUR DIAMOND SPONSOR MERCEDES-BENZ OF WHITE PLAINS.  The Library Trustbees held their winning title for a second straight year! Click here for more information on our Fifth Annual event

Bookmarks Newsletter

The Winter 2015 Bookmarks has information about upcoming spring events, so feel free to refer to it for all kinds of wonderful happenings at the library.


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 .