Vendors Wanted for Holiday Pop Up December 6 -7

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


Holiday Book and Craft Sale

The Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library annual Holiday Book & Craft Pop Up Sale is quickly approaching. The Friends are once again looking for innovative creative crafts people to showcase their items. This highly heralded family-oriented event has been embraced by the community as one of the highlights of not only the holiday season, but of the entire Library year. 

This year’s event will again take place over two days at the Dobbs Ferry Public Library. The main event, which is open to the public, will be held Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a Friends member-only preview/reception taking place the previous evening Friday, December 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. 

Due to high demand, tables are at a premium and are available on a first come first served basis.  Everyone is urged to reserve their tables as early as possible.  The fee for reserving a spot for the event is $25 per 3 x 6 foot table, $45 after November 25. 

To ensure that your crafts will be at the Holiday Sale please complete the application form below and mail with payment to: 

The Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library
Dobbs Ferry Public Library
55 Main St., Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

Please make checks payable to the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library. 

December will be here before we know it, and we look forward to having your business join us.

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. 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.




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


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!   

Be Involved. Become a Volunteer.

Let us know how you can help!

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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

JOIN US October 21, at the Library (7:30 PM) to find out more about our volunteering needs!