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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 monthly to plan programs, prepare for the annual book sale and investigate sources of funding. Meetings are held in the Chappaqua Library, and the public is invited to attend. Our primary sources of income are the annual June used book sale, fund-raising events, special donations, membership dues, and a fall membership drive.

The Chappaqua Public Library is at 195 S. Greeley Ave., Chappaqua, NY 10514. To reach the friends, please call the library at (914)-238-4779, and ask for reference (Option 2), or e-mail them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Since its inception, Chappaqua Library has depended on volunteers. In recent years, a very active friends group has worked hard to supplement the library budget and offer additional materials and programs. These include:

  • Book and AV shelving
  • Reference books and AV materials
  • Comfortable chairs and sofas
  • On-line computers for the public
  • Shelving and materials for the Learning Center
  • Furniture for the courtyard
  • Renovation of the theater entrance and lobby
  • Installation of the Infrared Listening System
  • The courtyard bird, butterfly and native plant sanctuary
  • A Shakespearean garden
  • Refurbishing of the Children's Program Room
  • Toys for the Children's Room

We also fund many library programs including:

  • Writing workshops
  • Literary workshops
  • Career workshops
  • Storytelling events
  • Music programs
  • Craft programs
  • Film programs
  • Lectures
  • Book discussion groups for all ages
  • Chappaqua Challenge Reading Program for 4th & 5th graders
  • Young Writers Contest for Chappaqua middle and high school students
  • Summer children's reading programs
  • Books for new babies
  • Big Truck Day
  • Hospitality for all library sponsored programs


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 (during the school year) 

  ©2015, Chappaqua Library
195 South Greeley Avenue
Chappaqua, New York 10514
Phone: 914.238.4779,
Fax: 914.238.3597 

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