• Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Public Library

    Supporting your local library is a gift to the entire community.

    Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Public Library

    Who we are. What we do.

    The Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Public Library is a non-profit organization comprised of community residents like you who share a commitment to promoting and preserving a strong local library. 

    Our members and donors provide support of the library through our advocacy and awareness work as well as our volunteer and fundraising programs.   We sponsor many of the library's popular programs as well as manage an endowment fund that supplements the library's long-term funding needs.

    Our mission includes:

    • Informing  and engaging the community as to our library's resources, services and needs.
    • Sponsoring and engaging volunteer services for the library
    • Supporting  staff enrichment 
    • Sponsoring cultural programs and exhibits
    • Purchasing items for the library above and beyond the library's ordinary budget
    • Encouraging sustaining gifts to the library

    Some of the programs we have sponsored include: 

    • Summer reading programs
    • Children’s story programs
    • Teen advisory groups
    • Author discussions
    • Music and art presentations

    To help maintain the quality of our collections, we also supplement the library’s acquisition budget. 

    The Friends meetings are usually held on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Library.  Our next meeting will take place May 21, 2017.    Our Annual Meeting will take place on June 7th - stay tuned!   


    Our Executive Board 

    President:  Matt Belloise

    Vice-President: Jane Reed

    Treasurer: Eden Anker

    Why Support Your Local Library?

    Life-Long Learning

    Libraries allow  individuals to acquire the thinking skills that will enable them to learn on their own, all of their lives.

    Our  library provides a safe haven for all members of our community to think, create, share, and grow. 


    Libraries today are less about what they have for people and more about what they do for and with people.

    Our library is a shared  community space for children, teens, adults and seniors. It is a place  where our community comes together.



    Libraries empower people by providing them with access to information and helping them to fulfill needs related to health, government services, work, and community engagement.   

    Our library provides services at critical times in our community members lives.

    Join Us.

    Annual Membership Levels (June-May)

    Book Lovers - $100.00  

    Family - $40.00  

    Individual - $25.00 

    Seniors / Students - $10.00 

    Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card


    Above and beyond being a Friend, your support and other contributions enable us to meet our goals in supporting our local library's mission.

    We also accept donations of books, dvds and cds, which we sell in a variety of ways to raise funds. Please contact us to make arrangements.

    Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

    Be Informed. Become a Volunteer.

    Let us know how you can help!

    Subscribe to our email list. Volunteer on a committee!

    We know you need your library but did you know your library needs YOU?  We want to keep up our support but we need help from other Friends.   Join our email list and then spread the word.   

    If you are interested in serving in some capacity we are looking for members to  join (or lead!) numerous committees  including: 

    • Communications 
    • Membership   
    • Fundraising
    • Used Book Sales Events
    • Finance 

    Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Public Library

    55 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA