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. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 7pm, September - June, at the Chappaqua Library. All are welcome

Minutes of past meetings can be found below.

The Friends Board

Katherine Whymark, President

Kristin Acocella, Vice President

Sharon Chikota, Treasurer

Erin Volkmar, Secretary

Barbara Cardone

Toni Kelly

Rachel Lacoste

Wendy Nolan

Melanie Smith-Klein

Paul Zelnick

Board Minutes

To learn more about recent meetings, please review our meeting minutes here:

March 2024

January 2024

December 2023

November 2023

October 2023

September 2023

Year in Review: 2022-2023