Capital Campaign for Excellence


Scarsdale Public Library has begun an essential transformation. A light-filled entrance, a welcoming, open main reading room, and a dramatic new glass-enclosed reading gallery will open the library out to the park with views of the pond and beyond.

The Library’s renovation will increase square footage to provide public spaces and services already found in the best modern libraries. Multiple conference and meeting rooms, a business center, and a café will make the library a gathering space for the entire community. Access to historical archives, a dynamic and expanded children’s wing, a separate teen room, and innovative technology will connect the past, present, and future of Scarsdale.

Years of careful planning have brought us to this moment. Just as the community came together over sixty-five years ago to build the library’s original structure, this transformation will depend on the generosity of individual Scarsdale residents along with support from the Village.

We invite you to leave a legacy for the generations to come by working with your neighbors to make this vision a reality.


  • dramatic increase of public space
  • flexible community meeting rooms
  • small group study rooms
  • café and lobby with seating
  • technology suite with business center
  • reading gallery overlooking the pond
  • quiet reading area
  • teen room
  • expanded children’s wing
  • children’s program room
  • sustainable and accessible design
  • state-of-the-art technology
  • makerspace
Learn How You Can Help!
Checks can be made payable to Friends of the Scarsdale Library with “Library Campaign” in the memo and mail to: Campaign for the Scarsdale Library, P.O. Box 628, Scarsdale, NY 10583.

Securities and Wire Transfers
For information on securities or wire transfers, please contact Melissa Biffert at SPLCampaign@wlsmail.orgor 914.358.6089

Credit Card
We are now accepting credit card donations. Click here to make donations up to $10,000 by credit card.

Pledge Your Support

We still need your support to make this vision a reality.  There are a limited number of naming opportunities still available. Multi-year pledges are welcome. Naming opportunities are available at all levels. Download the pledge form here.

Project Progress

Stay up-to-date with the project of the progress and the current status of the renovation by visiting our “Project Progress” page.

Library Redesign Plans

For Families

There is something for everyone in the new Scarsdale Library – and there is something for everyone in the campaign.

Click here to read The Campaign for Scarsdale Public Library Flipbook and be sure to print out the games and puzzles at the end of the book!

Donate Now

You can now use a credit card to make a contribution to the Campaign. Simply click the button below, you will be directed to a contribution form then prompted for to make an online donation using PayPal. It’s that easy.