Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library

Who we are. What we do.

The Friends of the Dobbs Ferry  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 7:30 p.m. in the Library.  


Our Executive Board  & Committee Chairs: 

President:  Vikki Jones 

Vice-President: Mary McNamara

Treasurer: Kathy Ilardi

Secretary:  Sandra Brennan

Book Sales Chair:  Volunteer Opportunity

Membership Chair: Lisa Bai


Why Support Your Local Library?


Life-Long Learning

Life-Long Learning

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. 



Life-Long Learning

Life-Long Learning

Libraries today are less about what they have for people and more about what they do for and with people. You can find a used bookstore and free audio  books.

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




Life-Long Learning


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.

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

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: 


  • Membership   
  • Fundraising
  • Used Book Sales Events
  • Finance

Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library

55 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA