Who We Are

The Friends of the Chappaqua Library is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization run by volunteers. The purpose of the organization is to encourage, receive, and administer gifts for the benefit of the Chappaqua Library.

What We Do

The Friends help to sponsor library programs such as author talks, children's programs, and writing workshops, as well as fund the purchase of furnishings, technology, and DVDs & books for the library’s collection. We are perhaps most well known for our Annual Book Sale - 32 miles of books! - and our Young Writer’s Contest held each spring.

The Friends Board meets 10 times a year to plan programs, prepare for the annual book sale, and investigate sources of funding. Most meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month, excluding July and August, at the Chappaqua Library. All are welcome. Our 2022-23 schedule is posted on our calendar and minutes of past meetings can be found below.

The Friends Board

Katherine Whymark, President

Kristin Acocella, Vice President

Sharon Chikota, Treasurer

Erin Volkmar, Secretary

Bob Conrad, Library Director (non-voting)

Barbara Cardone

Toni Kelly

Rachel Lacoste

Wendy Nolan

Melanie Smith-Klein

Paul Zelnick

Board Minutes

To learn more about past meetings of this fiscal year, please review our minutes here:

September 2022 Minutes

October 2022 Minutes

November 2022 Minutes

December 2022 Minutes