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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.

Friends of the Chappaqua Library Board Members

President Katherine Whymark
Treasurer Sharon Chikota
Secretary Toni Kelly
Book Sale

Paul Zelnick   

Barbara Cardone

Marian Williams   

Young Writers Contest Rich Ma
Mail Fundraising Melanie Smith-Klein
Publicity Joan Sepler
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 or (212) 416-8816.


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

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 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

2014 Young Writers Official winners and honorees



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

April 6, the Chappaqua Library will be open for public in-person browsing

with limited hours and some restrictions. Curbside pickup six days a week will continue.

Public Browsing Hours:

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays 11am - 3pm

Wednesdays 3-7pm

Curbside pickup:
Monday-Thursday 10:00AM to 7:30PM
Friday 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM to 4:30PM
Sunday - closed (until further notice)

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195 South Greeley Avenue
Chappaqua, New York 10514
Phone: 914.238.4779,
Fax: 914.238.3597 

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