The purpose of the organization is to encourage, receive, and administer gifts for the benefit of the Chappaqua Public Library. The Friends help to sponsor library programs such as workshops, author talks, and children's programs, as well as fund the purchase of furnishings, technology and DVDs and books for the library's collection.
After the library's renovations were completed in 2021, the Friends provided $60,000 in new furniture and technology to enhance the renovated spaces. We also worked to make the library more inviting to visitors during the pandemic, funding the purchase of new outdoor tables and chairs as well as a tent for the courtyard, which allowed for outdoor programming during the summer months. We were honored to have these contributions highlighted in The Inside Press Magazine, which you can read here.