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Summer Programs 2022 – Kids, Teens, Families

We are looking forward to welcoming the White Plains community back to the Library for a summer filled with amazing programs and events! Note: any virtual/hybrid programs use Zoom and a free, registered Zoom account is required to participate. Create a free Zoom account here: http://zoom.us/signup. Summer Reading at White Plains Public Library: 6/27 – 8/19 Summer Reading at the Library kicks off Monday, June 27 and runs through Friday, August 19. Reading activity will be logged online with READSquared. Learn all about Summer Reading 2002 and sign up here. Storytime Saturdays, 2:00 p.m.: 7/2, 8/6 Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m.: 8/2/2022,
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Categories: Authors & Books, Book Discussion, Events, Featured, Homepage, Homepage Foundation, Homepage Kids, Homepage Teens, Kids, Library Foundation, Library News, and Teens.

Virtual Author Visit with Frank Bruni

The White Plains Library Foundation is presenting a virtual author visit with bestselling author, journalist, and White Plains native Frank Bruni. He'll be talking about his new book, The Beauty of Dusk: On Vision Lost and Found.  Please join us on Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.  REGISTER HERE. One morning in late 2017, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni woke up with strangely blurred vision. He wondered at first if some goo or gunk had worked its way into his right eye. But this was no fleeting annoyance, no fixable inconvenience. Overnight, a rare stroke had
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The Library’s Future

The White Plains Library Foundation is dedicated to the long term success of the Library and we hope you'll join us in thinking about the future. Public libraries benefit from planned gifts that make it possible to adapt to changing community needs, especially during uncertain economic cycles that can affect government budgets. That's why we're asking you to consider providing instructions in your will for a planned gift. Making plans for a future gift creates a legacy for generations to come and helps ensure the Library stays responsive, innovative, and accessible. Bequests are a common type of planned gift and it's
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FAQ About the Foundation

What’s the mission of the White Plains Library Foundation (WPLF)? The WPLF is a private, nonprofit organization incorporated in 1995 to help the White Plains Public Library reach its long term goals. I thought the Library was supported by the City of White Plains? It is. The City supports all the operations, maintenance, and staffing at 100 Martine Avenue – an 82,000 square foot facility that’s (usually) open over 60 hours a week. However, like many public libraries, our Library relies on private contributions to fund programs, capital projects, and timely opportunities that may not be covered through the City’s
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WPLF Board of Directors

Beth Kava, President & Secretary Kristine Holden, Vice President Graham Trelstad, Vice President Janet Bailey, Treasurer Denise D’Ambrosio James Benerofe Yuki Itoh Haynes Joan Kass Brian Kenney, Library Director Jessica Rao Lonski Barbara R. Loucks Marjolein Mooney Renee Shanker Paul Schwarz Gail Schwartz Don Simmons, Jr. John Steward Aron Pasternack Nicholas Wolff
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Ibram X. Kendi Visit

Registration is now closed for this event. The White Plains Library Foundation, in partnership with the Thomas H. Slater Center and with the support of other sponsors, is presenting a special virtual event with the award-winning author, historian, and thought-leader, Ibram X. Kendi on October 28, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. This program will be the highlight of the Library’s city-wide reading initiative, One Book, One White Plains. In the meantime, mark your fall calendars and look into our digital and physical copies of the two books we'll be reading: How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi (available in
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March 14th Gala Postponed

In response to guidance that recommends social distancing to minimize the spread of , COVID19, the White Plains Library Foundation is postponing its March 14th Gala. The Foundation made this decision out of an abundance of caution and concerns about the evolving circumstances in Westchester County. Thank you for the incredible outpouring of support for the Foundation’s 25th Anniversary. We look forward to celebrating with you (and Erik Larson) at a future event, details to follow. Questions? Please contact Nancy Rubini, WPLF Executive Director, at nrubini@whiteplainslibrary.org or 914-422-1495. We’ll also be in touch about getting guests their copies of The
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Categories: Director's Corner, Homepage, and Homepage Foundation.

Meet the 2020 Gala Honorees

The White Plains Library Foundation is proud to recognize the following honorees at the 25th Anniversary Gala on March 14*. Barbara R. Loucks  Barbara has always worked to better the lives of children, and this passion brought her to the Foundation where she's been involved for more than two decades. She was a key advocate for the Foundation’s first major fundraising initiative, the Trove, and continued to champion a number of improvements at the Library. Her dedicated Board service has provided continuity to its members and leadership. According to Barbara, “our Library is a community builder – a vital asset,
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