Love Our Library - Spring Celebration!

Love Our Library

Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 10 AM to 4 PM

Organized and sponsored by the Friends of the Scarsdale Library, the event will feature local art, fun children’s activities, dancing, food and more! Rain date will be May 22nd.


The celebration will be hosted outdoors at the Scarsdale Public Library and feature several fun, child-friendly activities, including:

Educational presentations by the Weinberg Nature Center
Performances by Dave Cast of Characters featuring "The Bubble Guy"
Rock Painting
Family Rock Painting
Motorized boat racing at Library Pond
Bollywood dance classes by Mayura Dance Academy
Knit Together - Tanya Singer & Sarah Divi interactive art piece that attendees are welcome to take pictures with and post to social.
Art Tours
Tours of the Hindsight is 2020 Art Exhibit, featuring local artwork inspired by the pandemic.
Food will be available for purchase from Apiary at the Library and Manny's Ice Cream Truck.
Admission is $35 per family. Attendees are encouraged to also become "Friends" of the Library with an additional contribution to the FOSL.
Due to COVID-19 social distancing precautions, we are limiting the number of people per time slot.  We kindly ask that you sign up by May 7th. Passes for parking at the Library and wristbands will be available in advance of the event for pick-up at Scarsdale Village Hall starting on May 10th. Masks and social distancing will be required at the event. Hand sanitizer will be available.
Masks and social distancing will be required at the event. Hand sanitizer will be available.


Since 1946, the Friends of the Scarsdale Library (FOSL) has supported children’s enrichment, lifelong learning, and exciting programming that impact so many in the Scarsdale community.  “The Friends of the Scarsdale Library is excited to put on this event for the community to celebrate our new library and the resilience of our community.” said Dara Gruenberg, President of the FOSL.  She added “It is inspiring to see the continued support for SPL from Scarsdale, and the funds raised from our annual fundraiser are essential in supporting Library programming and activities that the community continues to enjoy and demand.” 



Nancy Kaplan, FOSL board member, is heading the coordination of the celebration and believes it will be more than just another event this year: “After living for so long under lockdown and with restrictions gradually easing, Scarsdale families are eager for events to take their children to.  We are thrilled to be organizing not just one of the first major community celebrations of the library, but for the Scarsdale community as well!



Elizabeth Bermel, Executive Director at the Scarsdale Public Library stated: “We could not hold a celebration for the community after the renovations to the library were completed last year due to COVID-19.  I am excited that this event will serve in part as a community celebration.”  She further added “We are grateful to the Friends for all their hard work that raises funds to support our mission: to encourage the joy of reading, the exploration of ideas, and the pursuit of lifelong learning for the children and adults of our community.”