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    Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Public Library

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

    Join us on June 21st for The Gin Thing!

    The Gin Thing

    Saint George Bistro in cooperation with Barn Hill, Cotswald's and ESP Gins presents 

    the inaugural evening of The Gin Thing  (a tasting with oysters and small bites!)   

    on Thursday, June 21st  from 7 - 9 PM.  

    Hosted by Jeff Woody of Rochambeau Wines & A Wine Sense 

    $45        All proceeds benefit The Dobbs Ferry and Hastings Public Libraries!

    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,  awareness  and fundraising work.  

    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

    Thanks to the generosity of the Friends, the library now has much needed new tech items such as new iPads and a printer cart for the 3D printer.  The Friends funding has allowed the library to bring new innovative programming while continuing to deliver old favorites like the Summer Reading Program.  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 Executive Board 

    President:  Vikki Jones 

    Vice-President: Open Opportunity!

    Treasurer: Sandra Olson Merrow

    Secretary:  Sandra Brennan

    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.


    The Dobbs Ferry Library Board of Trustees is embarking on a new Strategic Plan and would like your input.   The Friends encourage all members of our community to participate!   

    Join Us.

    You can now join the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library securely online.

    Book Lovers - $100.00  

    Family - $40.00  

    Individual - $25.00 

    Seniors / Students - $10.00 

    Please renew your membership or become a new Friend today! 

    Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

    Our Annual Membership Newsletter!  

    Be Involved. Become a Volunteer.

    Let us know how you can help!

    Together the work is light.

    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.   

    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