About Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Larchmont Public Library was established in 1976 to provide financial and volunteer support for the Larchmont Public Library. Government funding alone does not finance all of the needs and cultural events that make our Library such a special community resource for all ages. The Friends of the Library is an independent 501C(3) not-for-profit that provides funding for specific library projects and sponsors numerous cultural enrichment programs and community events throughout the year, showcasing authors, musicians and performing groups.
We also maintain a free book shelf at the Larchmont railroad station, and help home-bound patrons borrow library materials.
We raise money through annual membership dues, fundraising campaigns, such as the Magazine Subscription Drive, and community events such as the Spelling Bee, the Scarecrow Festival and the Miniature Golf Tournament. Please join us and become a Friend.
What Do the Friends of the Library Support?
Below is a sampling of items the Friends have funded:
Self-serve stations in both the main Library and Children’s Room
Passes for 18 museums, allowing library patrons to visit those museums for free
An annual magazine drive to fund a portion of the magazines both at the library and online
The Library’s upgraded Wi-Fi network
Refreshments for adult programs and other events
Furniture for the staff rooms, the teen space and the Children’s room
iPad and telescopes for the children’s room
Book carts, shelving units and display cases
Books, books and more books