ABOUT FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
The fire engine’s visit, the trip to the Whitney with library museum passes, memoirs shared in the Writer’s Circle, books delivered to the home bound – these occasions are all made possible by Friends of the Scarsdale Library. Since 1946, the Friends has supported children’s enrichment, life long learning and exciting programming that impact so many in our community. The library is constantly looking for ways to touch our lives, either by insuring the continuity of valued programs or by innovating new ones, and it is the Friends who help make these efforts possible. Your generosity plays a critical role in this continued partnership. Please consider becoming a Friend of the Scarsdale library today!
Friends of the Library Spelling Bee
Scarsdale residents are buzzing with excitement for the much-anticipated return of the Spelling Bee hosted by the Friends of the Scarsdale Library. This community event is back and aims to be the Friends’ primary fundraiser for 2020. Spaces will fill up quickly, so register today!
Friends of the Library Gala
Friends of the Scarsdale Library colored our night lucky– and lovely — at the second Casino Night fund raiser held at Fenway Golf Club. Over 250 library-lovers showed their support and enjoyed games, auctions, dancing and dining with friends.
Event co-chair, Gabrielle Wise, noted, “The atmosphere was energized by such a diverse and multigenerational crowd. I am always impressed by the generosity of this community.” Co-chair Wendy Kleinman agreed and added, “We are so grateful to the incredible sponsors and donors who stepped up and helped make this event a success. We are extremely lucky to have such a supportive community.” Third co-chair Anne George nodded, “we have a fantastic Friends Board who all shared the workload, which makes it a pleasure to serve. It really is an enthusiastic group!”
Funds raised from this event go to support current and future programs, including some of the most popular offerings, such as museum passes, chess, the SPL Writers Center and Petite Concerts. “… it is wonderful to find the community still so passionate about our Library and lifelong learning,” said FOSL President, Dara Gruenberg. Diane Greenwald, Library Board President noted her gratitude on behalf of the Trustees, saying, “we, as a board, feel so fortunate that we have such strong partners in ensuring the excellence of our library’s programming for years to come.”
For those who were unable to attend but would like to support the Friends of the Library, click here to contribute https://form.jotform.com/72914038322149
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.
Friends of the Library Board of Directors
FRIENDS OF THE SCARSDALE
LIBRARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dara Gruenberg, President
Wendy MacMillan, Vice President
Jamie Kefer, Vice President
Lori Harrison, Secretary
Mona Longman, Treasurer
Alexandra Vargo Tagami