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Friends of the Library


Who Are the Friends?

The Friends of the Scarsdale Library was formed in 1946, and in the years since has grown to encompass some 800 Friends. 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 Friends page to see how you can be a part of all we do for our library.

Click here to become a Friend now with a donation of $25 or more.

First Ever, Free, FOSL Community Movie Night! 

Back to the Future

Don’t miss this fun-filled, free, community event sponsored by Friends of the Scarsdale Library, complete with lawn games and popcorn! Food trucks open at 6:30pm, and the movie starts at 7:30pm.

Bring your own lawn chair(s) &/or purchase a ‘Friends’ blanket to relax on with friends and family. Park your DeLorean (or any car!) at Crossway Field parking lot, or, if full, by the Scarsdale pool. Please note that children under 12 must be supervised, and that no alcohol is permitted on Village property. For more details go to FOSL Movie Night 2018.

Library Loft

Library Loft, located at Supply Field on 244 Heathcote Road, is open and ready for your visit. This is the library’s temporary home for library services during its transformation of the Olmsted Road building, and we hope you find this clean, fresh space to be comfortable and welcoming. The library expects to be here for about two years, so please come by to say hello — then, pick up a museum pass; browse in the children’s room; use one of four public computers; bring a device of your own and use the wifi; or take out a popular novel! This new home might be small, but it has a collection curated by the library’s knowledgeable staff and has many features any library offers. However, some popular programs will take place at other spaces in Scarsdale — please check the calendar on this website for more information. 

Library Renovation

It is hard to believe that we are breaking ground! Over the coming weeks, you might notice signs of progress. Safety fences will go up, and the dumpsters will arrive. Construction equipment is collecting in the parking lot. Soon the abatement and the interior demolition will commence. The building committee will meet regularly to discuss each step, and the Library Board continues its deep commitment to project oversight that will include regular community updates.

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 Summer Issue is available for viewing –  just click on the link! 

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 from Children’s to Adult programming and including the popular Writer’s Center and Museum Passes.