News & Events

Meeting Schedule & Upcoming Events

Board Meetings

Friends of the Chappaqua Library Board meetings are typically held the second Wednesday of each month at 7pm, September - June, at the Chappaqua Library. Join us! All are welcome.

Note: our next meeting will take place REMOTELY on Wednesday, May 8th at 7pm. Email for a link to join the meeting from home.

Annual Book Sale

Our biggest event of the year returns May 13-19th, 2024. Please visit our Book Sale page for the schedule, donation dos/don'ts, and volunteer opportunities. 

44th Annual Young Writers Contest

The contest is underway! A reception to celebrate all participants in the contest will be held on June 6th in the Library Courtyard.

Recent Years' Highlights

Author Fredrik Backman at ChapPAC!

On September 27, 2022, we welcomed Fredrik Backman to discuss The Winners, the long-awaited conclusion to his bestselling Beartown series at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center. Katherine Whymark, President of the Friends, moderated the discussion.

This event was a fundraiser for the Friends, made possible with support from the Town of New Castle, The Chappaqua Library, and Scattered Books.

2021 Library Renovations

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.