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Congratulations 2021 Young Writers Winners!

pdfFriends of the Chappaqua Library Young Writers Contest Winners 2021.pdf

New Award for Young Writers Contest

 Linda J. Zhang Award for Writing Achievement which is sponsored by Linda J. Zhang Foundation, created by her parents this inaugural year in remembrance of Linda.  The award is given toward a gifted Chappaqua student that has shown a special dedication and achievement in writing showcased in the Young Writers Contest consistently over the years. The recipient of the award, Erica Dunne, is a senior at Greeley.  Erica as a Chappaqua student has won multiple awards in the YWC, in multiple categories- poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Qualities that Linda had possessed as well. 


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.

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 or (212) 416-8816.

Friends of the Chappaqua Library Board Members

President Katherine Whymark
Treasurer Sharon Chikota
Secretary Toni Kelly
Book Sale

Paul Zelnick   

Barbara Cardone

Abby Doheny

Young Writers Contest Rich Ma
Mail Fundraising Melanie Smith-Klein
Digital Marketing Kristin Acocella
Bookstore Partnership Michele Gagliardo
Member-at-Large Wendy Nolan, Erin Volkmar
Library Director Andrew Farber


All donations and memberships are 100% tax-deductible.

100% of the funds go directly to the library.

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Join or Donate Now! Submit your annual membership fee, or your renewal through the digital link above.  If joining for the first time, please drop us an email as well with your contact details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Print or pick-up a membership brochure at the Library Front Desk; we also take checks as well.

Mission of the Friends 

" 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.

Annual Book Sale

Returning April 2022! Stay tuned for details.

Pop-Up book sales in the Chappaqua train parking lot, next to Take It Or Leave It. Usually first Saturday of month; check town newsletter for details.

2020 Young Writers Winners and Honorable Mentions

pdfFriends of the Chappaqua Library Young Writers Contest Winners 2020.pdf







2019 Young Writers Winners and Honorable Mentions

pdfMiddle School FICTION 2019.pdf

pdfMiddle School NON-FICTION 2019.pdf

pdfMiddle School POETRY 2019.pdf

pdfHigh School FICTION 2019.pdf

pdfHigh School NON-FICTION 2019.pdf

pdfHigh School POETRY 2019.pdf  

2018 Young Writers Winners and Honorable Mentions

pdfYWC Winners and Runners Up 2018 part 1.pdf

pdfYWC Winners and Runners Up 2018 part 2.pdf

pdfYWC Winners and Runners Up 2018 part 3.pdf

pdfYWC Winners and Runners Up 2018 part 4.pdf

pdfYWC Winners and Runners Up 2018 part 5.pdf

pdfYWC Winners and Runners Up 2018 part 6.pdf 

Winners of the Young Writer's Contest 2017-2013

2017 Young Writers Contest Winners and Honorable Mentions.pdf

2016 Young Writers Contest winners and honorees

2015 Young Writers Contest winners and honorees

2014 Young Writers Official winners and honorees

2013 Young Writers Contest final booklet



Due to Covid-19, service hours may change without notice. If in doubt, call ahead.

The Chappaqua Library is open for public in-person browsing.

Curbside pickup seven days a week. 

Monday - Thursday 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Friday 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sunday - 1:00PM to 5:00PM

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