The Friends of the White Plains Public Library are unsung library heroes. Founded in 1947, this group of volunteers has raised funds for programming, the Museum Gallery, equipment and furnishings. (Including our beautiful Steinway B piano in the auditorium. Many musicians have commented on how nice it is that we have such a good piano to play!) They deliver books to home-bound Library patrons around White Plains. They also provide volunteer manpower for various events, such as gallery openings.
One of the ways they raise funds is by running the Friends Bookstore off our lobby, which is having its 15th anniversary this year. They sort through many book donations to find the items that are ready for a new home. We hope you drop by regularly, because you never know what you might find. The bookstore is open whenever the Library is open.
They also raise funds through membership dues and we hope that, in honor of their 65th anniversary, you'll consider joining the Friends if you have some time or money to spare. Our dedicated group of Friends would welcome new members.