Donate and Join the Friends!
Donate now to the Friends! 100% of our funds go to the Library.
Pay with any major credit card.
All donations, regardless of payment type, are tax-deductible.
Join the Friends Now! Submit your annual membership fee, or your renewal, through the digital link above. If joining for the first time, drop us an email with your contact details.
Contact the Friends!
Or pick-up a paper membership brochure in the library (or print) and drop off check and information to the front Desk.
Friends of the Chappaqua Library Board Members
|Young Writers Contest||Rich Ma|
|Mail Fundraising||Melanie Smith-Klein|
|Member-at-Large||Wendy Nolan, Abby Doheny|
|Library Director||Pamela Thornton|
Tax-exempt Charitable Organization
The Friends of the Chappaqua Library is a tax-exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Copies of our most recent financial reports as well as our application for exemption are available upon request, by contacting us at PO Box 445, Chappaqua, NY 10514. Please submit your request in writing, and provide a postage paid return envelope for copies to be mailed to you within 30 days. Requests may also be made in person at the Chappaqua Library, 195 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, NY 10514, during library business hours. If paper copies are requested in person, you will be charged $0.15 per page.
You may obtain information on charitable organizations from the New York State Office of the Attorney General at www.charitiesnys.com or (212) 416-8816.
Mission of the Friends
"...to encourage, receive and administer gifts for... special items or projects not covered in the library's operating budget... and to support the library in developing its services and facilities..."
The Friends meet 10 times a year to plan programs, prepare for the annual book sale and investigate sources of funding. Most meetings are held in the Chappaqua Library, and open to the public.
Membership is open to anyone over age 18, regardless of where you live. Annual membership starts at $30, and we happily accept more! Remember, we rely on annual membership renewals, meaning you pay every year (which makes up 50% of our total fundraising efforts). Members are entitled to a special preview of books the evening before the annual book sale.
Annual Book Sale:
Stay tuned for Book Sale 2020!
2018 Book Sale: $17,900 + $5,248 (342 items directly sent to Library)
2017 Book Sale: $18,100